Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse
of the
Black Pearl

2003

Captain Jack Sparrow

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MOVIE TRAILER


GENERAL INFORMATION

The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor's beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce

Awards & Nominations:

2004 ASCAP FILM AND TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS:
Top Box Office Films - Klaus Badelt (Won)

2004 ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCARS):
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Make-Up: Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Nominated)
Best Sound: Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David E. Campbell, Lee Orloff (Nominated)
Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes, George Watters II (Nominated)
Best Visual Effects: John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Terry D. Frazee (Nominated)

2004 ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS (Saturn Awards):
Best Costumes - Penny Rose (Won)
Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award: Female - Keira Knightley (Nominated)
Best Actor - Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best DVD Special Edition Release - (Nominated)
Best Director - Gore Verbinski (Nominated)
Best Fantasy Film (Nominated)
Best Make Up - Ve Neill and Martin Samuel (Nominated)
Best Music - Klaus Badelt (Nominated)
Best Special Effects - John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Terry D. Frazee, Charles Gibson (Nominated)
Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush (Nominated)
Best Supporting Actress - Keira Knightley (Nominated)

2004 AMANDA AWARDS (Norway):
Best Foreign Feature Film - Gore Verbinski (Nominated)

2004 AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS:
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Fight - George Marshall Ruge (Won) (Tied with Kill Bill: Vol. 2)

2004 AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS:
Best Edited Feature Film, Comedy or Musical: Craig Wood, Stephen E. Rivkin, Arthur Schmidt (Won)

2004 ART DIRECTORS GUILD:
Excellence in Production Design, Feature Film, Period or Fantasy: Brian Morris, Derek Hill, Donald B. Woodruff, James E. Tocci, William Ladd Skinner, Robert Woodruff (Nominated)

2004 BAFTA AWARDS:
Best Make-Up/Hair: Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Won)
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects: John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Terry D. Frazee, Charles Gibson (Nominated)
Best Costume Design: Penny Rose (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Sound: Christopher Boyes, George Watters II, Lee Orloff, David Parker, David E. Campbell (Nominated)

2004 BRAM STOKER AWARDS:
Screenplay - Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (Nominated)

2004 BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
Best Family Film: Live Action - (Won)
Best Actor: Johnny Depp (Nominated)

2004 CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA:
Best Casting for a Feature Film, Comedy - Ronna Kress (Nominated)

2004 CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY:
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures: Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David E. Campbell, Lee Orloff (Nominated)

2004 COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS:
Excellence for Costume Design for Film, Period/Fantasy: Penny Rose (Nominated)

EMPIRE AWARDS, UK:
Best Actor: Johnny Depp (Won)
Best British Actress: Keira Knightley (Nominated)
Best Film (Nominated)
Best Newcomer: Mackenzie Crook (Nominated)
Scene of the Year: The Rum Scene (Nominated)

2004 61st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS:
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Johnny Depp (Nominated)

2004 GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS:
Best Action - (Nominated)

2003 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL:
Movie of the Year - Gore Verbinski (Won)

2004 HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST GUILD AWARDS:
Best Character Hair Styling, Feature: Martin Samuel, Lucia Mace (Won)
Best Period Makeup, Feature: Ve Neill, Joel Harlow, Douglas Noe, David DeLeon, Ken Diaz, David Dupuis, Deborah Patino, Jene Fielder (Won)
Best Character Makeup, Feature: Ve Neill, Joel Harlow (Nominated)
Best Period Hair Styling, Feature: Martin Samuel, Lucia Mace, Nina Paskowitz (Nominated)

2004 HUGO AWARDS:
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (Nominated)

2004 IRISH FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS:
Audience Award: Best International Actor - Johnny Depp (Won)
Audience Award: Best International Actress - Keira Knightley (Won)

MOTION PICTURE SOUND EDITORS:
Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features, Dialogue/ADR: George Watters II, Christopher Boyes, Teri E. Dorman, Jessica Gallavan, Ulrika Akander, David A. Arnold, Gloria D'Alessandro, Lisa J. Levine, Victoria Rose Sampson, Karen Spangenberg (Won)
Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features, Sound Effects/Foley: George Watters II, Christopher Boyes, Victoria Martin, Addison Teague, Timothy Nielsen, Ken Fischer, Matthew Harrison, James Likowski, Christine Danelski, Valerie Davidson, Solange S. Schwalbe (Nominated)
Best Sound Editing in a Feature, Music: Jeanette Surga, Christopher Brooks, Kenneth Karman (Nominated)

2004 MTV MOVIE AWARDS:
Best Male Performance - Johnny Depp (Won)
Best Comedic Performance - Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Movie - (Nominated)
Best On-Screen Team - Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom (Nominated)
Best Villain - Geoffrey Rush (Nominated)
Breakthrough Female Performance - Keira Knightley (Nominated)

2004 MTV MOVIE AWARDS (Mexico):
Best Look - Johnny Depp (Won)
Sexiest Hero - Orlando Bloom (Won)

2004 ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS:
Best Actor: Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Costume Design (Nominated)
Best Original Score: Klaus Badelt (Nominated)
Best Sound (Nominated)
Best Visual Effects (Nominated)

2004 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Favorite Motion Picture - (Won)
Favorite Motion Picture Actor: Johnny Depp (Nominated)

2005 SATELLITE AWARDS:
Best Overall DVD (Nominated)

2004 SATELLITE AWARDS:
Best Costume Design: Penny Rose (Nominated)
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Johnny Depp (Nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical: Geoffrey Rush (Nominated)
Best Visual Effects: John Knoll (Nominated)

2004 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Johnny Depp (Won)

2004 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS:
Choice Movie Chemistry - Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom (Won)
Choice Movie Fight/Action Sequence - Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom (Won)
Choice Movie Liar - Johnny Depp (Won)
Choice Movie Liplock - Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom (Won)
Choice Breakout Movie Star, Female - Keira Knightley (Nominated)

2003 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS:
Choice Summer Movie - (Won)

2004 VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS:
Outstanding Matte Painting in a Motion Picture: Yannick 'Botex' Dusseault, Susumu Yukuhiro, Jonathan Harb (Won)
Outstanding Special Effects in Service to Visual Effects in a Motion Picture: Geoff Heron, Robbie Clot, Jason Brackett, John McLeod (Won)
Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture: Sue Campbell, James Tooley, Geoff Campbell, Dugan Beach (Nominated)
Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture: Charles Bailey, Peter Bailey, Robert Edwards, Don Bies for "The Interceptor" (Nominated)
Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture: Geoff Campbell, James Tooley, Steve Walton, Dugan Beach for "Captain Barbossa" (Nominated)
Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female in an Effects Film: Keira Knightley (Nominated)
Outstanding Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture: Carl Miller, Michael Conte, Tami Carter (Nominated)
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture: John Knoll, Patrick T. Myers, Hal T. Hickel, Jill Brooks (Nominated)

2004 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS:
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Klaus Badelt (Nominated)

2004 WORLD STUNT AWARDS:
Best Fight - Tony Angelotti, Mark Aaron Wagner (for the sword fight in the blacksmith shop) (Won)

YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS:
Best Family Feature Film, Comedy or Musical (Nominated)


ABOUT THIS MOVIE

(Compiled by Sherry)

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"I'm a sucker to my own brain. It's like it reaches a point to where you can't help yourself, you know? Regardless of what other people are saying around you, or whispering around you. Maybe they're not so happy with your work, or the character. Maybe they feel it's a little too much. But I couldn't help myself. I had a very strong feeling about the guy, about the character, and yeah, I couldn't control it. It had to come out. "
--Johnny Depp
SFX magazine
September 2003

"When I read the script, I felt nine years old again."
--Johnny Depp
Empire magazine
September 2003

"I'm still too dumb to make choices just because it is going to be successful. In terms of this being a giant production, I still chose it the same way I choose other films. I really saw something in the character I could do something with."
--Johnny Depp
Empire magazine
September 2003

"There were moments when Orlando and I would look at each other and say, 'Do you believe we're getting to do this?' I don't think it gets much better than being Capt. Jack. I loved the character. I'm not one of those guys who becomes the character, but when we wrapped, I got depressed. I'm going to miss him."
--Johnny Depp
Star Tribune
July 6, 2003

"I thought that Sparrow knew the greatest secret that Barbossa wanted hidden, and I was actually going to add it into the film, but once you start getting into sword fights and things like that you run out of time. I thought that Barbossa's greatest secret was that his first name was Hector. I'd come up to Geoffrey on the set and say, 'Good morning, Hector.' He'd laugh."
--Johnny Depp
Visimag.com

"Initially, when I was doing the research, I started thinking of pirates in the 18th century and I thought well what were they, you know. It's easy just to say that they were these sort of scoundrels and scalawags and going around, you know, ripping people off, but I actually thought that these guys were basically the rock and roll stars of that era. So, to me, I mean the coolest rock and roll star, the greatest rock and roll star is Keith Richards - the quintessential rock and roll star. So Keith became a great inspiration for the character and a main ingredient."
--Johnny Depp
E! Behind-the-Scenes Special

Quotes from others:

"I've been lucky because I do regard myself as a slightly aging character and I've been able to be in scenes with delightful women, like Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn... It's been a perk of the job. And the prettiest of all, of course, was Johnny Depp."
-- Geoffrey Rush
"The Sharon Osbourne Show"
October 2003

"I love watching Johnny work, in all of his films. I think he's so courageous and brave. He puts himself out there, and gets it, and it's amazing."
--Orlando Bloom
SFX magazine
September 2003

"I loved sharing a screen with him. God, I feel like such a little kid right now, talking about a hero, but he's the man."
--Orlando Bloom
GQ magazine
August 2003

"It probably scared some of the [studio] executives the first time they saw the dailies because he's so far out there. I'm sure they were saying, 'Oh, my gosh, we've got a pirate with mascara on! What are they doing down there in the Caribbean?' "
--Jerry Bruckheimer (producer)
Star Tribune
July 6, 2003

"I don't think anyone was expecting that. If I were forced to choose between the Jack Sparrow I wrote and the Jack Sparrow he created, I'd pick what he did. But it was nothing at all like I imagined."
--Ted Elliott (writer)
Star Tribune
July 6, 2003

"He [Depp] is freewheeling - he is absolutely his own man (and) he's hilarious."
--Geoffrey Rush
BPI Entertainment News Wire
July 2, 2003

"Johnny Depp's performance is completely outrageous and I love it. I think the first day everyone was like, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'I'm having fun.' After that we all went, 'Great.' I'm such a fan of his. There are very few actors around at the moment who have the courage to do that, and it was really great as a young actress seeing somebody taking a risk and going for it and having a laugh. And it paid off brilliantly."
--Keira Knightley
Visimag.com

"So, how do I tell the audience that this is not a normal Disney movie, that this is going to be a departure from the movie that their little 4 year old brother can see? So, what I want to do is get a real edgy actor, an actor that has a body of work that's quirky and interesting, and who else but someone who played Edward Scissorhands? Johnny Depp is a brilliant actor and he has had such integrity with his choices."
--Jerry Bruckheimer (producer)
E! Behind-the-Scenes Special

"It's just a wonderful characterization. The audience finds the character hysterical, and that's exactly what we wanted him to do."
--Jerry Bruckheimer (producer)
E! Behind-the-Scenes Special

"It was the perfect movie because he [Depp] didn't have to play the kind of romantic lead, you know. We have Orlando and Keira taking care of that quadrant, so he really can kind of go for it, and I think he had quite a brave performance."
--Gore Verbinski (director)
E! Behind-the-Scenes Special

"He's the dude man, he's kicking it and I'm just the straight guy, but, it was just, I'd be like 'Forget the close-up, I'll have a two shot,' do you know what I mean? I just loved being on camera with him. It kind of was like the odd couple."
--Orlando Bloom
E! Behind-the-Scenes Special