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Johnny Depp

Depp took a two-year break before starring as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Curse of the Black Pearl. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role. (Photo: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

Red Carpet Flashback! 2003 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Premiere

Fourteen years ago Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, based on the Walt Disney theme-park ride, sailed into theaters. Piloted by Johnny Depp as the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow, Black Pearl became the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2003 and launched a blockbuster franchise. With the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, opening this weekend, we’re taking a look back at which celebrities were on deck for the Black Pearl premiere, held at California’s Disneyland on June 28, 2003.

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