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Pirates in pop culture

Updated 2350 GMT (0750 HKT) September 18, 2015
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Captain Henry Morgan was a big deal long before he landed the gig of a lifetime as mascot of the Captain Morgan brands of spiced rum and spirits. As a Welsh privateer who fought for the English against the Spanish in the Caribbean in the 17th century, he amassed huge fleets and great wealth in raids along the Spanish Main. He was knighted by King Charles II of England and died a rich man in Jamaica. From Captain Morgan
Disney Junior's Captain Jake is all the rage with the pre-tween set. Based on Disney's Peter Pan franchise, "Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates" follows the adventures of Jake and his young band of pirates as they battle Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure. Disney Junior
Hollywood loves pirates. Dustin Hoffman delighted audiences as the titular character in "Hook," the 1991 film suggesting Peter Pan should have stuck to his plan to never grow up. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan played by Robin Williams must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit to challenge his old enemy. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Does it get more pirate camp than Johnny Depp channeling Keith Richards to play Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean"? The successful film franchise, based on a Walt Disney World ride of the same name, has been going strong since 2003's "The Curse of the Black Pearl." The fifth installment, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" is set to hit theaters in July 2017. Disney Pictures
Actor Geoffrey Rush plays Sparrow's rival Captain Hector Barbossa in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Once a ferocious pirate and deadly enemy of Sparrow, Barbossa enters an uneasy alliance with his rival. Buena Vista Pictures
"Davy Jones' Locker" is a nautical idiom for the bottom of the sea often used in the context of sailors and ships lost at sea. The origins of the name Davy Jones are unclear but for the "Pirates of Caribbean" franchise, Jones became the supernatural ruler of the Seven Seas as the condemned captain of the Flying Dutchman. Disney Enterprises
Blackbeard, whose real name is thought to be Edward Teach, was a notorious English pirate. With his crew, he terrorized merchant ships in the Atlantic and the Caribbean in the early 18th century, a period known as the Golden Age of Piracy. The quintessential pirate, Blackbeard is a recurring character in pop culture, most recently in season 4 of the Starz television series "Black Sails." David Bloomer/David Bloomer/Starz/© 2016 Starz Entertainment, LLC
Long John Silver also appears in "Black Sails," but the peg-legged pirate made his debut in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel "Treasure Island." Typically seen with a parrot on his shoulder, Long John Silver is another recurring character in pop culture, including the 1950 film "Treasure Island," played by actor Robert Newton. Silver Screen Collection/Moviepix/Getty Images
Musician and restauranteur Jimmy Buffett embodies the swashbuckling spirit of a pirate with his bold entrepreneurial ventures and Margaritaville approach to downtime. Plus, his fans are known as parrotheads. Rick Diamond/Gety
Cary Elwes played Wesley in "The Princess Bride." He was also known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, a title he was given by the previous Dread Pirate Roberts when he retired. BUTTERCUP FILMS/Everett Collection
Jason Momoa, who will soon be playing Aquaman, appeared as pirate Jean Lafitte, who helped Andrew Jackson liberate New Orleans from the British, in a recent episode of Comedy Central's "Drunk History." Comedy Central
Actor Alan Tudyk as Steve the Pirate in the movie "DodgeBall." 20th Century Fox