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7 Facts About The First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movie That Are Either Madness, Or Brilliance

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It is almost impossible to imagine that the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out 15 years ago. The film was a smash hit, and fans across the seven seas began brushing up on their pirate lingo until we were all savvy with it!

The story of cursed pirate treasure and the charismatic Captain Jack Sparrow led to a stunning success in the box office, and four sequels to date! But how much do you really know about the legendary pilot that started it all?

Check out these 7 facts about the Curse of the Black Pearl, or walk the plank!

Young Wench

She may have held her own in the "parley" scenes, but did you know that Keira Knightley was only 17-years-old when portraying Elizabeth Swan?

Ghost Stories

The screenwriters actually pitched the script to producers in 1993, ten years before the movie came out! Apparently, the paranormal aspect to a pirate story is what hooked executives onto the idea!

Rags To Riches

In preparation for filming, the studio hired 30 hairstylists, 50 makeup artists, and a whole special effects team to design 900 wardrobe pieces for the actors and extras.

"That's Captain Jack Sparrow"

While it seems impossible to imagine the series without Johnny Depp's zany personality dominating the plot line, he wasn't the writers first choice. Apparently, the role of Captain Jack Sparrow was created specifically for Hugh Jackman. It was a good change, mate.

Keep reading to find out what happened to all that cursed Aztec treasure!

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