Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp turned to his pal Marlon Brando when he was considering purchasing his own private island in the Bahamas. Brando fell in love with Tahiti while filming Mutiny on the Bounty and took out a 99-year-lease on part of an atoll island in the South Pacific country called Tetiaroa. The two actors starred in DON JUAN DE MARCO together and remained close friends for the last 10 years of Brando's life, and the legendary actor offered up advice on the proper way to go about purchasing a private island. Depp explains he wanted to buy an island because "I'd always kind of had that in the back of my mind - that idea of living on a desert island, as we all do probably. "This thing showed up and I snatched it. It's about 45 acres (18 hectares), nice size. A few beaches and stuff. "I was very lucky, my old pal, bless him, Marlon Brando when I told him I think I'm going to buy this island, he immediately sort of broke into this whole thing about, 'What's the elevation, what's the highest elevation, what's this, what's that, what about water makers, solar power?'...all these questions that I couldn't answer. "He asked me to get all this stuff together for him and he advised me. He was terrific about it!'