Keith Richards, an inspiration for Johnny Depp's portrayal of Jack, as Jack's father.
There's more than a little Al Swearengen in Blackbeard, both of whom are played by Ian McShane.
Angelica's claim at the end that she is pregnant. Also doubles as a real life Shout-Out to Anne Bonney and Mary Read, two of the most famous female pirates who avoided the death sentence by (claiming at least) to being pregnant.
Actor-Inspired Element: Jack Sparrow's way of talking and behaving was basically Johnny Depp adding to a character that was far more low-brow in concept.
The Danza: The dwarf pirate Marty is played by Martin Klebba.
Deleted Scene: Scenes were left out of At World's End which establish that, if the captain of the Flying Dutchman has someone to come home to at the end of his ten years, he can vacate the post to another. Leaving this scene on the cutting-room floor strips important Character Development from Tia Dalma, who knowingly condemned Davy Jones to a Fate Worse than Death by not waiting for him, and Jones himself, whose fury is now more sympathetic. It also downgrades The Stinger from full-on Babies Ever After to a Bittersweet Ending.
Dyeing for Your Art: Many of the actors playing pirates have to wear false, rotten teeth, tanning lotion and contacts. Stellan Skarsgård's makeup took four hours to apply in Dead Man's Chest.
The actors were told that The Reveal at the end of Dead Man's Chest would be of a completely different character.
The Black Pearl's crew screaming while rolling in the bone cages.
Will and Elizabeth's reaction to Jack's little "I've got a jar of dirt" song.
Will's reaction to witnessing Elizabeth's kiss of death at the end.
Executive Meddling: Disney execs (and fans of the theme park ride) freaked out on reports that Depp was getting his teeth capped with numerous gold teeth and piercings for what was originally intended to be a "kid friendly, spooky" companion film to the now-forgotten Haunted Mansion movie. Depp's way of handling this was to take out the offending accessories when the Disney handlers complained... and then put them right back on as soon as they walked away.
Fake Nationality: The Scottish Davy Jones is played by the English Bill Nighy (though Nighy himself claimed Jones is Welsh.)
Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow's dad? It seems to have a bit to do with the fact that Johnny Depp drew his primary inspiration for Jack Sparrow from Richards. So it was only natural that Richards would appear as the father of the character himself.
Will Turner isMakoto Itou (Making his role as Will extremely Hilarious in Hindsight if you know what happens with both Makoto and Will at the end of the respective stories: Resuming, Will gets his girl and ends in a nice ship as the captain, with his heart in a box; Makoto doesn't get the girl and he also ends in a NICE BOAT without being the captain of that boat... with only his head inside of it.)
Prop Recycling: The Queen Anne's Revenge was built atop the ship used for the Black Pearl in the previous films.
Saved from Development Hell: Planning for the second film began in June 2004, but by November, the script was still not finished which forced Gore Verbinski to start planning some sequences without it. By January 2005 there was still no script, and with that on top of the rising costs for the film, Disney almost cancelled it. Around this time they started shooting...with the writers on hand, still writing the script. The same happened with the third film. Explains a lot, doesn't it?