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Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow Named Top Sea-Faring Swashbuckler

June 11th, 2009 9:07am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp's pirate skipper Capt. Jack Sparrow has topped a new online poll of movie mariners.

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The Pirates of The Caribbean rogue, which Depp based on rock star Keith Richards, beat Russell Crowe's Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Wind's Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine.

Also making the top 10 on the CNN sea-faring list are Kevin Costner's Mariner from Waterworld and Mutiny on the Bounty's Fletcher Christian, played by Marlon Brando in 1962.

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Russell Crowe Thinks He Is Getting Too Old For Action Movies

October 23rd, 2006 9:54am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe thinks he is too old to be an action hero. The 42-year-old star has confessed he is too worn out to perform dangerous stunts in his movies and is on the look out for more sedate roles.

Crowe said: "Now that I'm getting a little bit older the bones are creaking and the Achilles tendons don't work the way they should. I don't approach everything with the same intensity that I used to."

The burly actor has tackled some gruelling action roles including a Roman warrior in Gladiator, a sea captain in Master and Commander and a boxer in the critically acclaimed Cinderell...
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