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Johnny Depp is infamous for basing his characters on real life personalities, especially famous musicians.
Captain Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films was, of course, modeled after Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, while Depp's take on Willy Wonka from "Charlies and the Chocolate Factory" was believed by many to be a thinly veiled interpretation of Michael Jackson.
Of course, we might just be reading a little too much into this one; after all, Depp's character, the ancient vampire Barnabas Collins, is... well, an ancient vampire, the likes of which was the inspiration for much of the whole goth/Robert Smith sort of look.
So is this a case of art imitating life imitating Dracula? Or should we expect to see Way make a cameo in "Dark Shadows 2" as Depp's long lost son? Check out this new "Dark Shadows" photo, courtesy of indieWire, and judge for yourself.