JOHNNY DEPP AS CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW IN PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (2003)

Who would have thought that a film series about an androgynous pirate that acts like a gin-fueled Errol Flynn would be a hit? Obviously Johnny Depp did.

His offbeat take on Jack Sparrow is just what the Pirates of the Caribbean movies needed after they cast the lifeless duo of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley for the lead roles. Sparrow’s infatuation with rum and all things boozey makes him a cinematic classic and a drunken idol to children everywhere—which has to be a good thing, right?