For those of you who haven’t seen Pirates Of The Caribbean, you should. For those of you who have, we’re going to take a look at the performances of the the actors / celebrities that made the movie what it is.
Jack Sparrow – Johnny Depp
Jack Sparrow himself could be ranked among the celebrities of Hollywood. Johnny Depp so masterfully and realistically created his character that Capt Sparrow has taken on a life of his own.
Truly, the playing of Capt. Jack has added a feather to Johnny Depp’s hat. Johnny’s performance could categorized into several categories – the persona of Captain Jack, the action, and the script. Mr. Depp did a stellar job in all three areas, even helping out with the script. All of the “eunuch lines” were Johnny’s invention – a brilliant invention if the number of times they have been quoted by fans is any measurement of success!
Elizabeth Swann – Kiera Knightley
In playing Ms. Swann, Kiera successfully balances a mixture of action, romance, feminine appeal, and tomboyish toughness into the character we know as Elizabeth Swann.
Of course, when we first meet with the grown up Elizabeth, she is a not-quite-proper daughter of the English governor. By the end of the movie, she has been a lover, pirate, warrior, marooned beauty, etc. Kiera even does some of her own stunt work, certainly giving her a higher place in the class of Hollywood Celebrities.
Will Turner – Orlando Bloom
Of course we could never forget the young, dashing idealist, Will Turner. Will is a self disciplined, blacksmith and warrior, who falls in love with Elizabeth Swann, defying class and social lines. The way Orlando Bloom plays Will reminds me in many ways of Legolas, from Lord Of The Rings. Both are earnest, attractive young gentlemen with great skills in fighting. And of course, the both use their skills to save lives.