When it comes to movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series comes trippingly to mind, especially since Disney just announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be coming ashore in Summer 2011, with Johnny Depp returning as Jack Sparrow. But it's pretty tough to talk like Johnny Depp -- believe me, I've tried, and gotten my face slapped as a result -- so what other movie pirates can we safely imitate? Here's a quick list:
- Errol Flynn. I'm working on my Australian accent, by way of England, and I think I've got it, good enough to fake a shorter, less dashing Captain Blood.
- Graham Chapman. The Brits have got us beat when it comes to classic Pirate-speak, and Yellowbeard has so much flamingly funny talk you can pick and choose, but I'll stick with my man Graham.
- Robert Shaw. He's always talking out of the side of his mouth in Swashbuckler, which makes it easy to talk like him.
- Geena Davis. She doesn't talk like pirates usually talk in Cutthroat Island. All I have to do is talk like a rough and ready lady.