Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean is a franchise of fantasy/adventure films, produced by The Walt Disney Company, and starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate on the run from the British navy and the fictional East India Trading Company. There are a total of four films in the series (The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End and On Stranger Tides), with a fifth (Dead Men Tell No Tales) planned for 2017.[1] The series has been widely praised for its special effects, for example the computer generated imagery used for the character Davy Jones.[2][3] It is also one of the few PG-13 movies to be directly released by Disney instead of via their adult brand Touchstone Pictures.

Major Characters

  • Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) - a pirate, and captain of the ship Black Pearl, whose defining traits are his love of freedom and his cleverness. Appears in all four films.
  • Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) - a young blacksmith who falls in love with the governors daughter and is forced to go along with Jack's adventures. Appears in the first three films.
  • Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) - the governor's daughter who is kidnapped by pirates in the first film and must find a way to stop them. Appears in the first three films.
  • Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) - an antagonist of the early films. A cunning and manipulative executive of the East India Trading Company. Appears in the first three films.
  • Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) - Jack's rival as captain of the Black Pearl. A wily and intelligent pirate. Appears in all four films, as an antagonist in the first, and an ally in the next three.
  • Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) - the undead captain of the Flying Dutchman, vicious and strong he is one of the most feared creatures in the world. Appears in the second and third.
  • Blackbeard (Ian McShane) - a menacing pirate whom has magic powers. Appears in the fourth film.
  • Calypso/Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris) - a strange woman who turns out to be Jones' former lover and a sea goddess. Appears in the second and third films.


  1. http://www.disney.co.uk/pirates-of-the-caribbean/index.jsp
  2. http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/09/10-best-cgi-film-characters.html?p=2
  3. http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/shades_of_davy_jones