I remember when the first one came out, I was the only one of my friends who wanted to see it. No one would go with me, not even my fall back, my mother. So I headed out the afternoon it was released, bought my ticket, and sat in the theatre with only about three other people...I fell in love then and there with that movie. It was great too because it was before the hype, before the masses were filling up theatres, and before anyone had any idea it would be any good. I think I saw it two more times in theatre and bought it as soon as it came on DVD. I'll also admit I was hopelessly in love with Orlando Bloom for quite some time after that...well, until I met my future husband six months later.
I've always had a thing for Johnny Depp, and Pirates just solidified that "thing". He's an amazing actor and just brings all his characters to life brilliantly. And all his characters are so different from each other, it's amazing that he managed to succeed in not being typecast into any one type of role.