Johnny Depp has adjusted to blockbuster status

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It may be difficult to separate Johnny Depp from his ‘‘Pirates’’ character Jack Sparrow, but the actor recalls a time before the boozy buccaneer became a household name.

‘‘The films that I did prior to ‘Pirates’ ... not everything but a lot of it was sort of, by industry standards, not blockbuster stuff. So I wasn’t ever blockbuster material,’’ said Depp in a recent interview.

Since 2003, Depp has played the flamboyant captain in four hugely successful ‘‘Pirates of the Caribbean’’ films, with a fifth installment slated for 2015.

At age 50, he is still one of the hottest names in Hollywood, with another big-budget summer flick, ‘‘The Lone Ranger,’’ opening earlier this week.

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