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.

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)

Keira Knightley

Knightley, 18, arrived to the Disneyland premiere in a midriff-baring outfit. The young star won the role of Elizabeth Swan after her critically acclaimed appearance in Bend It Like Beckham the prior year. (Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Orlando Bloom

Bloom followed up his success in The Lord of the Rings trilogy with his role as Will Turner in Black Pearl. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Amanda Bynes

The Amanda Show star had just appeared in her second full-length feature, What a Girl Wants, in April 2003. (Photo: Tim Goodwin/AP)

Kerry Washington

The 26-year-old future Scandal star was coming off her first big role in 2001’s Save the Last Dance. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Teri Hatcher

The former Lois & Clark star would begin her eight-season run on the ABC hit Desperate Housewives the following year. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Jack Davenport

The actor portrayed Admiral James Norrington in the first three installments of the Pirates series. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, and Jerry Bruckheimer

Bloom and Depp pose with franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP)

Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Oscar winner appeared in Disney’s Snow Dogs the previous year. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Gore and Clayton Verbinski

Gore Verbinski, posing with his wife, directed the first three Pirates films. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Katey Sagal

The 8 Simple Rules star and her kids strolled the Disneyland carpet. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Jon Voight and Daryl Hannah

The actors, who co-starred in the TV miniseries in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, were on hand for the premiere, with Hannah decked out in her best swashbuckling garb. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and John Stamos

The former couple brought along their nephew Blake for the festivities. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)


The 17-year-old actress was starring in Disney’s That’s So Raven at the time of the Black Pearl premiere. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

David Hasselhoff

The Baywatch beefcake, minus his red Speedo, made his way to Anaheim for the premiere. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter

The former Wonder Woman star got in on the premiere action. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Eric Idle

Monty Pyhton alum Eric Idle, who has worked with Disney on several projects for their theme parks, brought along wife Tania and daughter Lilly. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Jonathan Lipnicki

The 12-year old Jerry Maguire star arrived with blue highlights in his hair. (Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)