Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow in this fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, under a new director – John Marshall. Sparrow sets out on a ship voyage with his former lover Angelica (Penelope Cruz) and her father Captain Blackbeard (Ian McShane), on a mission to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Together with their crew of zombies, they hurry to reach the fountain before before Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). On a back injury he suffered on set:
I kept shooting; there was no choice. I’d just limp on set. It was monstrous, man — so horrible that I actually started to like it! It was bad, and I had it a good three weeks to a month. But I got used to it and kind of missed it when it was gone.