Young actor Brenton Thwaites, who portrays Henry in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge,' has been a fan of the film series since he was a schoolboy growing up in Queensland, Australia. No one was more delighted than he to discover that not only had he been cast as the young lead of the film.
For his extensive makeup as the cursed Captain Salazar, actor Javier Bardem endured anywhere from two to three hours in the makeup chair each and every day. But when the beautiful Golshifteh Farahani was transformed into the mysterious sea witch Shansa, she required four to five hours
Four Oscar winner Javier Bardem, taking on the role of Captain Salazar was somewhat of a family affair. Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz, starred in the previous 'Pirates' film, 'On Stranger Tides,' and Bardem was a frequent visitor to that set.
Captain Jack Sparrow's hero bottle prop is an actual 18th century item from England. Meanwhile, several of the film’s parasols were handmade by a little old lady in her 70s in Brisbane, one of the last people in the world who do such craftsmanship.