Johnny Depp Geoffrey Rush Orlando Bloom Keira Knightley Jack Davenport Kevin R.Mc Nally Zoe Saldanaand Jonathan Pryce Treva Etienne David Bailie Lee Arenberg Mackenzie Crook Trevor Goddard Isaac C. Brye Cooper Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, released as a pirate adventure film, by Walt Disney Pictures on July 9, 2003.The film stars Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow), Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa), Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) and Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann).
The film was inspired by and partly based on the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions, first unveiled at Disneyland in 1967.
The film itself is set in a loose, floating period of time somewhere around the 1740s, although a number of concessions are made concerning historical accuracy.
It was the first Walt Disney Pictures release to earn a PG-13 rating by the MPAA (all previous Disney releases were rated G or PG).
As of March 16 2004, Pirates had grossed at the box office more than $653 million worldwide—the 21st highest grossing movie ever.
The Curse of the Black Pearl proved to be a success for Walt Disney Pictures and, within weeks of its release, the studio announced that a sequel, Dead Man's Chest was in development and was released on July 6, 2006.
It was soon followed by At World's End on May 24, 2007.
A fourth installment, On Stranger Tides, was released May 20, 2011.
A fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, will be released on July 7, 2017. Johnny Depp received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as Jack Sparrow as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe.
At the Academy Awards, The Curse of the Black Pearl was nominated in four different categories.