Johnny Depp took a special memento home from the set of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - a replica of his favourite leather wristband.

The movie star asked Los Angeles leather designer BRENNAN BYERS if he could copy the bracelet, which Depp remembered wearing in one of his movies.

With no title available, Byers, who created leather designs for the film, checked out Depp's back catalogue and discovered the bracelet he was talking about on his wrist in Platoon.

He presented the buckled leather band to the actor just before shooting started and Depp has refused to take it off ever since.

14/07/2003 13:25