A pirate’s life for me! Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released on June 28, 2003 — but it was only the beginning for Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.
The film was based upon a Disney attraction and has been adapted into four sequels. Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007), On Stranger Tides(2011) Stories from Dead Men are not told by Dead Men (2017).
The franchise’s first installment was a commercial success, grossing $654.3 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing film of the year. Johnny DeppHe was nominated for an Oscar and received a Screen Actors Guild Award.
At the time, film critic Roger Ebert said of the 58-year-old actor’s performance, “It can be said that [Depp’s]Every atom of the performance is original. There has never been a pirate, or for that matter a human being, like this in any other movie … his behavior shows a lifetime of rehearsal.”
TCurse of the Black PearlShe was also nominated in four other Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup.
The film follows Captain Jack Sparrow (with Will Turner as his young blacksmith).Orlando BloomElizabeth Swann was saved by a group of people (Keira Knightley) after she is kidnapped by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).
Knightley and Bloom’s characters were in love, but the pair never dated off screen. In a 2019 interview Howard Stern, Lord of the Rings actor admitted that he’d once had a crush on both Knightley and his ElizabethtownCostar Kirsten Dunst but was “way too shy” to tell either of them. He also said he doesn’t date people he works alongside. “I never s—t where I eat,” he told the radio show host. “I’m not saying I haven’t fallen in love.”
Knightley and Bloom appeared only in the Pirates franchise’s first three films, Depp starred in all five. Depp was still battling his ex-wife for custody in 2022 amidst his ongoing legal battle. Amber HeardHowever, Edward Scissorhands actor claimed that he was axed from his Captain Jack Sparrow role as a result of Heard’s domestic violence allegations.
“My opinion is it was related to the accusations that Amber has made,” the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star said in a pre-recorded video deposition, adding that he’d spoken to producer Jerry BruckheimerAbout the situation. Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, stated that Bruckheimer never directly confirmed that Depp’s departure from the franchise was due to the Aquaman actress’s claims.
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