Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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5 Nominations
Year 2003
Director Gore Verbinski
Writer Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Jay Wolpert, Stuart Beattie
Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
76th Academy Awards

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy adventure film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Jay Wolpert developed a script based on the theme park ride in 2001, and Stuart Beattie rewrote it in early 2002. Around that time, producer Jerry Bruckheimer became involved in the project; he had Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio work on the script, adding the supernatural curse to the storyline.



This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made.