JOHNNY DEPP, GE­ORGE LU­CAS NAMED LE­GENDS

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Hol­ly­wood’s beloved ‘pi­rate’ Johnny Depp (far right) and Star Wars di­rec­tor Ge­orge Lu­cas (right) were hon­oured with a Dis­ney Leg­end Award for bring­ing a world be­yond imag­i­na­tion onto the big screen. The ac­tor, pop­u­lar as Cap­tain Jack Spar­row of the Pi­rates of the Car­ribbean fran­chise, came onto the stage and left the crowd en­am­oured. “I don’t know why I’m here,” Depp quipped af­ter re­ceiv­ing the hon­our, adding that he never re­ally likes the word ‘fan’ be­cause it im­plies that some­one is above and some­one is be­low. “I would say that you are my em­ployer. Thanks for giv­ing me this op­por­tu­nity. I’m hon­oured to be a leg­end,” he said.

Mean­while, Lu­cas shared a trivia about his pop­u­lar space saga, Star Wars. “Dis­ney has given me a lot of in­spi­ra­tion through the ex­pe­ri­ence I had with their movies, tele­vi­sion and art. I re­fer to them as cat­a­logs. In fact, here’s a se­cret — Goofy (a car­toon char­ac­ter) was the in­spi­ra­tion for Jar Jar Binks,” Lu­cas said.

PHOTO: PAUL CHILDS/REUTERS

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