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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Details

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Following his surprise-hit American remake of in 2002, director Gore Verbinski took on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the second of recent films to be based upon Disney theme-park rides (the first being Gore Verbinski). When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard their ship, The Black Pearl, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another, sets out to rescue her. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight. When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:July 9, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Knoll Best Visual Effects 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Orloff Best Sound 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Terry Frazee Best Visual Effects 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ve Neill Best Makeup 2003 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Johnny Depp Best Actor 2003 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Johnny Depp Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Johnny Depp Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Johnny Depp Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Gibson Best Visual Effects 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Watters II Best Sound Editing 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Parker Best Sound 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christopher Boyes Best Sound 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christopher Boyes Best Sound Editing 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hal Hickel Best Visual Effects 2003 Nominee

Cast

Johnny Depp
as Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush
as Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom
as Will Turner
Keira Knightley
as Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport
as Norrington
Kevin McNally
as Joshamee Gibbs
Jonathan Pryce
as Governor Swann
Zoe Saldana
as Anamaria
Treva Etienne
as Koehler
David Bailie
as Cotton
Lee Arenberg
as Pintel
Mackenzie Crook
as Ragetti
Isaac C. Singleton, Jr.
as Bosun
Brye Cooper
as Mallot
Greg Ellis
as Officer Groves
Martin Klebba
as Marty
Lauren Maher
as Scarlett
Paula Jane Newman
as Esterlla
Dylan Smith
as Young Will Turner
Lauren Maher
as Scarlett
Paula Jane Newman
as Esterlla
Martin Klebba
as Marty
Greg Ellis
as Officer Groves

Crew

Gore Verbinski
Director
Jerry Bruckheimer
Producer
Jay Wolpert
Screen Story
Ted Elliott
Screen Story
Ted Elliott
Screenwriter
Terry Rossio
Screenwriter
Terry Rossio
Screen Story
Stuart Beattie
Screen Story
Dariusz Wolski
Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Badami
Musical Direction/Supervision
Craig Wood
Editor
Stephen E. Rivkin
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
Brian Morris
Production Designer
Don Woodruff
Art Director
James Tocci
Art Director
Derek R. Hill
Supervising Art Director
Pat Sandston
Associate Producer
Chad Oman
Executive Producer
Paul Deason
Executive Producer
Bruce Hendricks
Executive Producer
Mike Stenson
Executive Producer
Darrell L. Wight
Set Designer
Gregory Scott Hooper
Set Designer
Larry Dias
Set Designer
Domenic Silvestri
Set Designer
Mark Hitchler
Set Designer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
Christopher Boyes
Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Orloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director
Kate Dowd
Casting
Ronna Kress
Casting
Keith Rogers
Sound Mixer
George Marshall Ruge
Stunts Coordinator
Ve Neill
Makeup
Keith Vanderlaan
Makeup Special Effects
Hal Hickel
Visual Effects
Christopher Boyes
Supervising Sound Editor
Alexander Witt
Additional Cinematography
Alexander Witt
Second Unit Director
C. Mitchell Amundsen
Additional Cinematography
George Watters II
Supervising Sound Editor
David Parker
Re-Recording Mixer
John Knoll
Visual Effects Supervisor
Terry Frazee
Visual Effects
Charles Gibson
Visual Effects
Bruce Hendricks
Second Unit Director
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