barnettdeppAllow us to introduce Johnny Depp’s stand-in and double for the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. His name is Barnett O’Hara and did HE get lucky. Texas born Barnett auditioned for a role as a pirate in the movie but when the producers saw him they immediately hired him as a double for Johnny. Besides being similar looking and the same size as Depp, Barnett is a perfect hand match for Johnny. Whenever they had a closeup of Johnny’s character Jack Sparrow holding something in his hand, Barnett put on Johnny’s rings and jewelry and did the shot. He also did a lot of distance shots and back of head shots. When Barnett wasn’t appearing as Jack Sparrow, he was another pirate on deck so he’s in a lot of the movie. Barnett was totally flattered to even be remotely compared to Johnny, but we think he’s really cute as himself.


Posted by Janet on March 7, 2007

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  1. By Anonymous
    On March 7, 2007 at

    He looks cuter than Johnny. At least in that picture he does.

  2. By Glamour
    On March 8, 2007 at

    Oh Honey,He could swab my decks anytime,yummy yummy

  3. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    Barnett? His friends must call
    him Barney.

  4. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    These actors such as Depp get paid a fortune to be in a movie, and then they have to have a hand double? Please!!!

  5. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    Looks more like a young Keanu!

  6. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    What? Depp was in the movie only 1/2 the time? That’s really f#$%^! up. Did this look alike get paid as well? Most likely not..what an unbelievable industry.

  7. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    He is very cute. Good discovery. Let’s see more of him.

  8. By Anonymous
    On March 8, 2007 at

    I’ve never understood the fascnination with Depp. Seriously, I don’t get it.

  9. By Anonymous
    On March 9, 2007 at

    Leave Johnny Depp alone ! The man is the finest actor of our time !!! AND one of the Finest Looking. If someone else can do a hand shot for him, so be it. Lucky break for this guy.

  10. By Anonymous
    On March 13, 2007 at

    Yes, a younger Keanu

  11. By Anonymous
    On March 13, 2007 at

    A hand double? What’s wrong with Depp’s own hands?
    What does he need a stand-in for except for stunts?
    Do we actually see Depp any of the time?

  12. By IrishAugust
    On March 15, 2007 at

    Hand doubles are used for extreme close-up shots so camera setups don’t have to be changed, or re-lit. You don’t just spin the camera around and zoom in on the hands.
    2nd or 3rd unit directors take care of this stuff. It let’s the director use the money talent more effectively and reduces the
    time the big money talent has to be on set. And it gives some other guy a nice job.

  13. By barnett o'hara
    On March 15, 2007 at

    johnny did the entire movie.
    i was only on set a few times to fill in once he was gone. thanks for the kudos.
    and for thinkin im a good lookin kid,
    but i just got lucky and am in NO way trying to go for the “johnny depp thing”
    hopefully ill show my acting off now that my face has been seen.
    thanks janet

  14. By Anonymous
    On March 16, 2007 at

    There’s nothing wrong with Johnny’s hands. They use hand-doubles so Johnny doesn’t have to show up for every tiniest bit of filming. No use in getting him on set (re: time and money) if some other guy can do those bits.

  15. By wendyg
    On March 16, 2007 at

    Strange having a double for his hands!

  16. By Anonymous
    On March 16, 2007 at

    I don’t like to be cinical but Mr. Depp gets paid $20,000,0000 and someone else does the work. I suppose he gets paid for the use of his name. Good gig if you can get it.

  17. By Anonymous
    On March 19, 2007 at

    Am I the only one who thinks the young guy looks like Elizabeth Perkins? I mean…from a distance I can see where he might look like Johnny/Jack, but…sorry…for me, nobody compares!

  18. By Jasmine
    On April 7, 2007 at

    Johnny Depp is way hotter than him but i admit the other guy is cute. Oh and Johnny Depp ROCKS!!!!!!!!

  19. By Anonymous
    On June 11, 2007 at

    He wasn’t the photodouble. Ron Rodriguez and David M. were the doubles. I don’t know who this guy is but he is not telling the truth.

  20. By Anonymous
    On May 18, 2008 at

    First of all I think Depp should be thanking Barnett for the compliment….Secondly I think the kid is more of a Keanu look alike than anyone else….

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