A lot of Johnny Depp fans marvelled over the fact that it essentially took a Keith Richards impersonation to get their man an Oscar nomination. In a case of art (if you can even talk about a franchise based on a theme park ride under the rubric of the A-word) imitating criticism, the aforementioned Rolling Stone was then cast as Depp's father in the two Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. When it looked like he was going to have to drop out of the film in order to rock star committments, Depp not only begged Richards to stick to the project, he also conviced director Gore Verbinski to arrange a special shoot in February to catch Richards in between tour dates. "It looks like it's going to happen," Depp said at a press conference on the sequels' Bahamas set. "But I don't know when. It's all going to depend on where we are and where he is, because he's got a little thing called the Rolling Stones tour to do."