18 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Pirates Of The Caribbean. These Are Treasure.

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7/18. In At World’s End, the scene where Jack the Monkey is shivering was accomplished via a joint effort between animal trainers and the special effects team. Animal trainers taught the monkey how to sit with her arms crossed, while the special effects team made a small wooden barrel with a vibrating plate on top.

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8/18. In Curse Of The Black Pearl, chocolate powder was used to replicate dirt on William Turner’s face during the sword-fighting scene.

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9/18. During the filming of On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp spent over $60, 000 out of his own pocket to buy waterproof jackets for 500 crew members to protect them from the cold, wet weather.

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10/18. Geoffrey Rush was afraid that people wouldn’t notice him on screen when he and Keira Knightley were in the same scene. He came up with a solution, however. He thought that viewers watched films the same way they read books - from left to right - and thus, tried to be on the left side of the shot as much as possible so that people would notice him before they noticed Keira.

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11/18. The names of the three main characters are all related to birds: Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, and William Turner, who was a famous ornithologist.

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12/18. Johnny Depp based his performance on Keith Richards because he thought that pirates were just 18th century versions of rockstars.

(Richards would later make an appearance as Jack Sparrow's father in the film series)

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