There's no stopping Johnny Depp to become the highest paid Hollywood actor because he just got a good deal from the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Since his co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom had begged off in doing Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Disney bosses jacked up his fee to $35.4 million (£21 million) just to get him to play Captain Jack Sparrow all over again. With this humongous fee, Johnny outgrossed all other Hollywood bigwigs like Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt on his payday windfall.
This $35.4 million fee is just the minimum actually because the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides because the film is expected to be a huge box-office hit. If it will hit it big on 2011 when it is shown, Johnny Depp could receive more bonus. Penelope Cruz is set to play Johnny's leading lady for this film, while Geoffrey Rush retains his role as Captain Barbossa. Good luck, Johnny! May you be able to share your huge earnings to the less fortunate through your charities! Of course, you also vowed to help your friend Nicholas Cage to pay off his debt. That should do it!