Johnny Depp may have been in the news recently for refusing to get out of bed unless you have a checkbook that can meet his $20 million rate, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a power tripping Hollywood type with a massive ego.
According to his film producer Jerry Bruckheimer of the successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny travels around with his Jack Sparrow costume at all times, just in case there’s a children's hospital nearby where he can make an unannounced visit.
“He knows he is a very fortunate person and he wants to give back,” Jerry said of Johnny’s adorable efforts to surprise sick children dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Johnny also gives the Jack Sparrow treatment to unsuspecting schools. In 2010, the actor was invited by a 9-year-old student of a London school near the area Johnny was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and he showed up. One teacher called it “the most exciting school day ever.”
Johnny will appear in another Pirates film, the series’ fifth installment, set for a release in 2015.