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â€¢ In â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ Johnny Depp reprises his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in his greatest adventure yetâ€”a quest to find the legendary Fountain of Youth.
â€¢ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the previous three films in the â€œPiratesâ€ franchise, and is directed by Rob Marshall of â€œChicagoâ€ and â€œMemoirs of a Geishaâ€ fame.
â€¢ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ is the first film in the â€œPiratesâ€ franchise to be shot in Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢, and the first all live-action, epic outdoor adventure shot on Red 3D cameras.
â€¢ New characters add to the fun of the all-new story of â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€: Blackbeard (Ian McShane), the ultimate pirate villain; Angelica (PenÃ©lope Cruz), a con-artist from Jack Sparrowâ€™s past; Syrena (Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey), the mystical mermaid; and Philip (Sam Claflin), the young mysterious missionary.
â€¢ Spanish actress PenÃ©lope Cruz, who plays Angelica, brings pirate equality to the screen as she portrays a character every bit as adventurous, tricky and cunning as Captain Jack Sparrowâ€”with whom she shares a colorful past.
â€¢ Bringing legendary, fearsome pirate Blackbeard to life in â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ is versatile actor Ian McShane, known for his Golden GlobeÂ®â€“winning performance in â€œDeadwood.â€
â€¢ For the fourth time, Geoffrey Rush reprises his role as Captain Hector Barbossa in â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.â€ Barbossa, Jack Sparrowâ€™s nemesis, is a master swordsman and uncompromising pirate who sees himself as a man of honor despite his vocation. Until the last film in the series, â€œAt Worldâ€™s End,â€ Barbossaâ€™s first name, Hector, was never uttered by any of the characters.
â€¢ Though a well-known actress in France, Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey makes her U.S. film debut in â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ in the role of the mystical mermaid Syrena.
â€¢ Although she spent more than two months in Hawaii, Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey was not permitted to have fun in the sun on her days offâ€¦as the unearthly mermaid known as Syrena, she had to maintain her pale complexion.
â€¢ Sam Claflin, who plays the young missionary Philip, is from the U.K. and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
â€¢ Keith Richards returns in a cameo as Captain Teague, Jack Sparrowâ€™s father, in the fourth installment of the â€œPiratesâ€ franchise.
â€¢ Australian Gemma Ward, who plays Tamara, one of the eight mermaids in â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,â€ began modeling at age 14 and has already graced over 20 Vogue covers.
â€¢ World-class competitive surfer Tamayo Perry was one of six Hawaiian Queen Anneâ€™s Revenge crewmen cast by director Rob Marshall. But this wasnâ€™t Tamayo Perryâ€™s first brush with Walt Disney Studios. He was a surfing double in the film, as well as one of the title characterâ€™s competitors, in the studioâ€™s 1999 â€œJohnny Tsunami.â€
â€¢ Although Yuki Matsuzaki is the first Japanese actor to portray a pirate in the â€œPiratesâ€ series, heâ€™s not the first from his country to play a pirate in a Walt Disney Pictures live-action movie. That honor belongs to Sessue Hayakawa, who played the leader of a pirate band attacking the heroes in 1960â€™s â€œSwiss Family Robinson.â€
â€¢ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ represents production designer John Myhreâ€™s fifth collaboration with director Rob Marshall. Myhre was honored with Academy AwardsÂ® for Best Achievement in Art Direction for both â€œChicagoâ€ and â€œMemoirs of a Geisha.â€
â€¢ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,â€ appropriately enough for a pirate movie, shot on five different islands: Kauai, Oahu, Puerto Rico, Palominito (a small island off the islandâ€™s east coast), and although of a distinctly non-tropical nature, Great Britain.
â€¢ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ is the biggest movie to ever film at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, shooting more of the complex than any previous production.
â€¢ In England, â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ shot on three of the most important historic sites: the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace and Middle Temple in The City.
â€¢ While filming in the vast environs of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai, as well as the Coco Palms Hotel in Wailua, the long distances between base camp and the night shooting locations were marked by the Location department the Hawaiian wayâ€¦with tiki torches lighting the pathways!
â€¢ While filming in the thick coconut grove at the famed and now shuttered Coco Palms Hotel in Wailuaâ€”where Elvis once sang â€œBlue Hawaiiâ€ for the movie of that titleâ€”773 coconut palms were harvested to prevent the heavy fruits from falling on the hapless heads of cast and crew. The harvested coconuts were taken away by local residents to take full advantage of the meat and milk of the tropical fruits.
â€¢ The fully functional Queen Anneâ€™s Revenge is the first historical ship to be represented in the â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ film franchise.
â€¢ The Fountain of Youth, a legendary spring whose water was rumored to return youth to anyone who drank it, was the object of an intense, but futile, search by Spanish explorer Ponce de LeÃ³n in the 1500s. Now itâ€™s up to Jack Sparrow to find the magical spring in â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.â€ But homage is paid to Ponce de LeÃ³n in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, Californiaâ€”a model skeleton represents him in the stateroom set.
â€¢ It was reported in mid-January 2011 that a team of archaeologists discovered fragments of Blackbeardâ€™s sword while excavating his flagship, the Queen Anneâ€™s Revenge, off the coast of North Carolina (where it ran aground in the 18th century). The real Sword of Triton, perhaps?