Pirates of the Caribbean The quirky actor's highly acclaimed performance as the pirate Jack Sparrow in the 2003 film was a product of Depp's own creativity. "I was reading about the 118th century pirates and thought they were kind of like rock stars," he tells The Los Angeles Times. "So, when I thought, 'Who is the greatest rock 'n' roll star of all time?" Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones!
This quote reminds me of Hamelt. He knew that he was crazy, and he was acting crazy on purpose. Therefore he knew he was crazy, he technically wasn't crazy. He put the psycho act on to add to his situation with his uncle, father, and mother. He also did it to receive some sympathy.