Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Who's Your Pirate?

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Time to get in touch with your inner buccaneer. But who is your pirate? The classic peg leg and parrot pirate or the more modern kind.

Robert Newton as Long John Sliver

In addition to Robert Newton actors who have portrayed Long John Silver in the various motion picture adaptations of Treasure Island include Wallace Beery, Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, , Anthony Quinn, Tim Curry, Jack Palance, Brian Murray, Oleg Borisov and British actor Ivor Dean in a televised version of the novel.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

I think in a few years Talk Like a Pirate Day will be heavily influenced by the post modern performance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. He may be the worst pirate you ever heard of but you have heard of him.

4 comments:

dangerblond said...

Don't forget Dustin Hoffman in the execrable "Hook."

mominem said...

One of my favorites is Errol Flynn as Captain Blood.

GentillyGirl said...

Ayyeee matees!

I vote for Geena Davis in "Cut Throat Island".

We will also be screening "Captain Blood" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" tonight in the hovel. (sadly, I have no rum left.)

mominem said...

Geena was always one of my favorite really tall girls.