Yargh, Here Be 10 Facts You Might Not Know About the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movies

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Before it was a massive movie franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean was just another ride at Disneyland. But, it wasn't just any ride. Built in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean was actually the last ride that was personally overseen by Walt Disney before his death in 1966. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which sets sail with Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean!

Though now Johnny Depp seems synonymous with Captain Jack, it almost wasn’t that way. Not only was Disney profoundly unhappy with his performance (the famous quote from one executive was, “He's ruining the movie!”) they didn’t even want to cast him. Matthew McConaughey was the studio’s first choice, because of his resemblance to Burt Lancaster.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to grab a bottle of rum with this Pirates of the Caribbean video!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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