It may have disappeared for a while, but Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is once again on Disney+, bringing all the Pirates films together at last. The first installment of Pirates of the Caribbean hit the big screen in 2003, and since then, the franchise has produced five feature-length films. These movies have loads of behind-the-scenes tales and interpersonal antics that - to quote William Turner - straddle a fine line between madness and brilliance.
As one of the highest-grossing films of all time - earning $4.5 billion worldwide - Pirates has become a pop-culture institution to rival Star Wars or Indiana Jones. The five-part movie series is so beloved that Disneyland even incorporated animatronics of Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa, and Davy Jones into the eponymous boat ride that inspired the series. Here are some behind-the-scenes stories from the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Johnny Depp Thought His Slurred Speech Would Get Him CannedPhoto: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Buena Vista Pictures
Keira Knightley Called Her Sudden Rise To Fame 'Horrific'Photo: Pirate's of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Buena Vista Pictures
The Role Of Jack Sparrow Was Named And Intended For Hugh Jackman
Depp Looked To Keith Richards and Pepé Le Pew For Jack Sparrow's Inspiration
Depp Kept His Gold Teeth For Weeks After Filming WrappedPhoto: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Buena Vista Pictures
Keira Knightley And Her Mother Got Stranded On An Uncharted Reef While Filming ‘The Curse Of The Black Pearl’Photo: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl / Buena Vista Pictures