10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl

January 11, 2015

It’s a pirates life for us, mateys. We love all things related to Pirates of the Caribbean, especially little-known facts. And we know you do too. But we bet you don’t know all of these facts. In fact, we would bet on a cursed coin, which might later turn us into zombie skeleton pirates, that you’re about to learn something new about this swashbuckling film:

Keira Knightley was 17 during filming and her mother accompanied her to all of the shoot locations.


We did not shoot a movie when we were 17, which makes us a tad jealous of this.

The soot used in this fight scene was actually chocolate powder.



The entire attack scene on Port Royal was shot in a single take.


*slow clap*

This cloud formation is an official Hidden Mickey.


Did you see it when you were watching the movie in theaters?

Although the cursed pirates cannot be killed, they can be hurt.


Those swords look a bit more dangerous now, don’t they?

The parrot was used as a device to insert verbal references to the Disneyland ride.


“Dead men tell no tales.”

This scene was shot on a sound stage at the Disney lot in Burbank, California.


Most of the film was shot on the island of Saint Vincent, as well as other various locations in California.

The oars and sails on The Black Pearl pay homage to a ship belonging to Captain William Kidd.


Captain Kidd was one of the most famous pirates in history, made even more famous by the possible notion that he wasn’t a pirate at all.

The filmmakers made sure to include multiple nods to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland in the film, including this jail scene.


Does this look familiar?

Johnny Depp actually wrote one of the final lines of the film.


“Bring me that horizon.”

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