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Captain Jackman Sparrow? Johnny Depp role was written with Aussie Hugh in mind [poll]

December 1, 2010 | 10:41 am

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Johnny Depp's inspired "Pirates of the Caribbean" character Jack Sparrow could have had a much different demeanor if the writer had gotten his way.

"I initially wrote that character with Hugh Jackman in mind," Aussie screenwriter Stuart Beattie told Pop Tarts exclusively. "Hence the name Captain JACK Sparrow."

During the 10 years Beattie said he spent pitching the script of the 2003 film to Disney, Jackman was big Down Under but not yet an international name -- so the writer's casting suggestion went by the boards.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

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