***February 4, 2004
Johnny Depp, Best Actor nominee for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
***Janurary 28, 2004***
The Fans Have Spoken: 11th People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actress."Pirates of the Caribbean" (Favorite Motion Picture).
2004 Golden Globe Nominations Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp,Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
So what do I think of Bill Murrey having won instead of Johnny Depp? "Oh CRAP!"!/:[
***November 26 ***
The December 1, 2003 issue of People magazine has voted JONNY DEPP Most sexy Man of 2003! Depp said, "Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all."
***October 22 Update***
Entertainment Tonight reported Monday that Pirates II and III will began filiming back to back soon!
The Pirates of the Caribbean Now On DVD! Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Bueana Vista Home Entertainment has released Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on a 2-disc DVD December 2. The set includes 3 audio commentaries (director Gore Verbinski and star Johnny Depp; producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Keira Knightley and Jack Davenport; writers Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio and Jay Wolpert), "An Epic At Sea: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean", deleted scenes, the "Moonlight" scene progression, image gallery, blooper reel, "Below Deck: An Interactive History Of Pirates", and more.
***July 30th.... Everything About Jack Sparrow Page!
The Hollywood Reporter July 16, 2003
Eager to unearth more buried treasure now that "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" raised its flag high at the boxoffice this past weekend, the Walt Disney Co. is already talking of setting sail on a sequel to the theme park ride-inspired feature. In anticipation of the film's success, Disney had already made sequel arrangements with such key cast members as Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, as well as with the behind-the-scenes duo of producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. And the studio has also begun talks with "Pirates" scribes Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio about drafting a sequel, though no specific story line has yet been set. Since its opening a week ago today, "Pirates" has earned more than $78 million, including a $46.6 million opening-weekend take easily won last weekend's boxoffice battle.
Fri, Jul 11, 2003
"Johnny Depp Shines"
"Depp's virtuoso performance here is one of his very best."
The plot -- is complicated but never falls apart."
" The art direction is superb, from the massive galleons and watery pirate caves to the computer-generated skeletal corsairs."
"The film's tone is dead-on, obviously made with the same sheer love for genre films that marks the best modern adventure movies, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Star Wars."
"Even the music thrills, with Klaus Badelt's booming score adding a punch of swashbuckle-y goodness. It's the sort of soundtrack that makes you want to immediately go out and buy the CD, then drive around in your car wearing an eye patch and pretending to be a pirate."
Speaking of wanting to wear an eye patch and sing pirate songs...check out 2003 Pirate Festival
"Adding to the fun, "Pirates" throws in references to the original ride, such as a trio of prisoners trying to con a dog out of the keys, a drunk pirate sleeping with pigs and even a quick appearance by the ride's famed Miss Scarlet. And on a moonlit beach, under the influence of demon rum, Knightley even teaches Depp the words to the famous song about "a pirate's life for me."..."
"Perhaps, the best film of the summer."
When Johnny Depp got the part of Jack Sparrow he was so stoked into the part that he actually went and had gold caps put on his teeth, infact he's still sporting the gold pirate's teeth. And in reply to this E! online says, "Getting them off will be...interesting." He may not have to if a sequel comes together. "I hope so," he says. "I had such a ball playing the guy. I'd love to do it again."
"Johnny Depp’s comic performance as Captain Jack Sparrow is the truly the crown jewel of Pirates. He gives the film it’s lovable oddity, which is the element that separates this film from other big-budget “blow-up-stuff”flicks. Depp’s hilarious swaggering, oddball performance is possibly strong enough to earn recognition come awards season."
Speaking of swaggering oddball behavior, much rumors have been spun sugesting that Jack Sparrow is a Metro or even more progressed Which I disagree with
To Get the REAL scoop on Jack Sparrow from Johnny Depp's own words click here!
"Costuming and effects are impressive on a grandscale"
"Never before have I been so thrilled about being so wrong." Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is (against all odds) one of the most dizzyingly entertaining big-budget adventures of the past five years."
"The cast. Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings) sheds his elven ears and delivers an appropriately heroic presence while relative newcomer Keira Knightley (Bend It Like Beckham) proves as charming as she is lovely. Geoffrey Rush (Shine) is clearly having a whole lot of fun as the head villain."
"Simply put: Depp's performance as the egocentric Jack Sparrow is one of the most entertaining bits of acting of the past several years."
"Were Pirates a big stinkeroo (which, clearly, it is not) Depp’s performance would still be worthy of your nine bucks at the box office."
"In a perfect world, one in which popcorn movies were worthy of respect, Depp would earn an Oscar nomination for his work here."
"Verbinski and Bruckheimer and their screenwriters accomplished something quite special."
"There is a clear sense here that Pirates of the Caribbean is a whole lot more than “just another summertime popcorn-muncher” and damn if everyone involved doesn’t pull it off with flying colors."
By Paul Clinton
Thursday, July 10, 2003
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is one of the few must-see films of this summer."
"Johnny Depp, with his gold-capped teeth, dark-circled eyes and a mange of black hair, is outstanding as Captain Jack Sparrow."
"There's hidden treasure in every scene."
I couldn't imagine a better way to beat the heat than setting sail with the "Pirates of the Caribbean."
"I mean “good” as in “effortlessly perfect in every possible way.”
“This is why I love watching movies.”
"Depp's Sparrow is an instant charmer (his introductory scene here will make you smile from ear to ear), and he quickly becomes one of those movie characters that you just can’t wait to see again."
"It just keeps rollicking on, piling on the fun times until you walk away, breathless, utterly wowed by the thrill of it all. Why doesn’t it slow down, lose steam, run dry? Because not once do the filmmakers forget that this is all in good old piratey fun, and yet they also never forget that this is no excuse to slack off with the workmanship."
" Pirates of the Caribbean is a flawless adventure."
"Pirate's Life for Me"
"It's funny as hell, the funniest movie so far this year. And it's scary, and exciting, and prankish, with a seemingly never-ending capacity to surprise."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl isn't just the biggest in a summer of movies. It's everything we go to The Movies for."
"It's got heart and soul and personality and character to spare."
"Johnny Depp, gives the performance of a lifetime, stealing a film that you'd think would be damn near unstealable."
UPDATE Aug 16th**
Well..went to Disneyland yesterday and we ate in the famous Pirates cafe! Great food in there by the way! Anyways, checked out the famous POTC gift shop called Pieces of 8, and no, they don't have ANY offical POTC movie shirts, posters of the like :(..But I did get a cool black POTC t-shirt that has the cross bones logo that looks somewhat like the one on the movie. If i can find a picture of it I will show it here soon. It's pretty cool. It kinda has a Harley Division Meets Surf look to it.
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Got any great articles on Pirates? Or the character of Jack Sparrow as explained by Johnny Depp? Or just want to drop a line?
Jack Sparrows Poster
The September 2003 Pirate Festival!
Premire Photos of 'Pirates' Movie At Disneyland
Web Page Dedicated To Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride
Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Message Board
Page on the POTC Ride- Great Page Style!