Pirates of the Caribbean
‘Why is the rum gone?’
I loved the first film in the series, and that was in large part due to the presence of Captain Jack Sparrow. He was just hilarious, from pretty much the first moment he appeared on screen. He wasn’t exactly the conventional hero, or seemed to be the most able pirate, seeing as his boat was sinking underneath him, as he got to shore. Clip posted by drakenliger
Still, he was far more interesting than the other male characters, no offence to the other actors in the films. But he’s the one that I remember most vividly, from the boat sinking, and the scene when he’s swinging out of range of the soldiers’ muskets, Clip posted by Agha Jahanzeb.
Despite the fact that he is supposed to be a drunken mess, the writers give him a impressive ability with the sword, shown in this clip posted by IllusionOfLife91, and giv him some of the best speeches.
He’s clearly meant to be far more intelligent than first appears, outsmarting both Will, and Babarossa in the final showdown, not to mention that he manages to steal a ship from the British navy, in this clip posted by Galloping Gertie.
I know it’s a kind of caricature of Keith Richards, but I don’t care where the inspiration came from, that character is wonderful in my opinion. Particularly in the first film, as it was unlike any other pirate character I’d seen in other films.