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Elizabeth Swann & Will Turner: Badass, Sexy Pirate Love
I'm not sure how many people saw it, but writing my Top 3 Disney Love Stories card reminded me of just how big a fan I am of the relationship between Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann from the Pirates of the Caribbean series. I think @MarySEW and @netchtiBates are right there with me ;) haha. So basically I just wanted to make a card entirely about them, so we can all relive the magic and revel in the badass awesomeness of our favorite movie couple :) Facing danger together, as usual. Will's puppy face here omg So close, and yet so far... this scene gets me with the sexual tension EVERY time. Of course, to remedy the sexual tension, here's them making out, making out, more making out, etc. How are they so sexy and adorable. Just casually being the best looking couple of all time... I love how Jack Sparrow's creepin' behind them in the last pic haha That time they decided to get married in the middle of a skirmish with undead pirates... if you like awesomeness, WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW <333 I seriously doubt there is any more awesome wedding in the history of film. If there is, somebody show it to me. How can you top getting married in the middle of an insane sword fight by a pirate captain, holding hands while slashing bad guys to bits (WHO HOLDS HANDS WHILE SWORD FIGHTING?!?), and then making out as battle rages all around you?!?!? Can this be my wedding? Plz help. Elizabeth's transformation from dainty lady to badass pirate is THE BOMB. Will Turner, how how HOW are you this sexy right now. Some tender moments... ugh, the way they look at each other <3 Elizabeth: "Did you honestly just tell me you don't like my new hat???" XD YES WILL TURNER I WILL WAIT FOR YOU FOREVERRRRRR Okay welp, this has been a brief fangirling sesh by me. Sorry for all the feels. Ahem. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
Keira on the cover of Vogue 2003 - 2013
Keira Knightley Keira Knightley is widely regarded as one of the most successful actress of her generation. On screen since the tender age of 8, the world has watched her blossom from a child star to one of Hollywood's most popular and bankable actresses. Born Keira Christina Knightley on March 26, 1985. Knightley grew up in Teddington, London with her mother Sharman Macdonald - an award-winning playwright - her father Will Knightley - a theatre and television actor - and her elder brother Caleb. Having famously asked her parents for an agent as a child, she starred in a series of British television dramas from the age of 8 to thirteen. Her first major role was in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in which she played Sabé. In 2001 she starred in The Hole, but it was Bend It Like Beckham in 2002 that won her worldwide fame and proved to be her breakthrough role. In 2003 she was cast as Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Produced by Hollywood stalwart Jerry Bruckheimer, she starred alongside Jonny Depp and Orlando Bloom. This hugely successful franchise - of which there were a further two films - made Knightley a household name on both sides of the Atlantic. Knightley's next major role was in Richard Curtis' 2003 feel-good film Love Actually in which she played Juliet, a newly-wed who discovers her husband's best friend is in love with her. In July 2004 she made her Vogue cover debut. From 2004 onwards, Knightley's career began to focus on period dramas and film adaptations, such as King Arthur in 2004, Pride & Prejudice in 2005, Atonement in 2007 and The Duchess in 2008. Her performance as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice earned her Best Actress nominations at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, while her portrayal of Cecilia Tallis in Atonement won her Best Actress nominations at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs. In 2006 she was named as the face of Chanel's perfume Coco Mademoiselle. "We think Keira is the perfect Coco Mademoiselle woman because she is always incredibly alluring and seductive," Christine Dagousset, executive vice president of fragrance and beauty for Chanel, told WWD. In 2007 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue for the second time. 2008 saw star alongside actress and Vogue cover girl Sienna Miller in Dylan Thomas' biopic The Edge of Love. The two young actresses sparked an off-screen friendship prompting Miller to tell Vogue: "Don't be fooled and think she is a goody-goody. She can be a bloody good laugh". In the same year she was named the second highest-earning actress in Hollywood in 2007, in a survey by Forbes magazine (Cameron Diaz came first). The survey attributed her fortune to her roles in the Pirates of the Carribbean trilogy and her advertisements for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume. She was the only Brit to make the list. In 2009, she made her West End debut in The Misanthrope alongside Damian Lewis. Her performance was received well, with The Independent calling it "not only strikingly convincing but, at times, rather thrilling in its satiric aplomb." Knightley spoke to Vogue about her experience on stage, saying: "On film you learn your lines and then come together to shoot a scene. Here we sat and rehearsed as a group and I loved that process." The same year she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards for her turn in the play. 2010 saw Knightley appear in the drama Last Night with Eva Mendes, London Boulevard with Colin Farrell, and an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian novel, Never Let Me Go, alongside Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan. In January 2011 Knightley appeared on her third British Vogue cover, shot by Mario Testino. She told editor-at-large Fiona Golfar of her life off camera: "I really do have baking days. I make all sorts of cakes and breads." In 2011 she was cast in David Cronenberg's historical drama A Dangerous Method. She starred alongside Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in the film, which portrayed the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Knightley nearly turned down the role due to explicit spanking scenes with Fassbender's character, but was persuaded after speaking with Cronenberg: "As soon as I got my head around the S&M mentality, I said, 'OK, let's do it!'" she told GQ magazine. Cronenberg praised Knightley's performance: "I have directed some of the best actresses who've ever lived - and Keira is as good as any of them." 2012 will see the release of Anna Karenina - directed by Joe Wright - with Knightley in the title role, starring alongside Jude Law and Aaron Johnson. Famously guarded about her private life, Knightley's personal style is effortlessly chic. In the past she has confessed to preferring a casual approach to red-carpet glamour: "As long as I do it rarely, then I enjoy it," she told Stylist magazine. "It's nice to have an occasion to wear a silly frock and get dolled up but I'm not really that sort of person." When she is not filming in various locations around the world, she lives in London. In 2011 she began dating musician James Righton of indie band The Klaxons - the couple announced their engagement in May 2012.
Why I Don't Buy the 'Begin Again' Hype
I might be late to the party, but if you haven't see Begin Again yet - don't. Please. If you really, really must see it, stop reading this immediately. Major spoiler alert. This movie was supposed to be great. It starred Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. It was set in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. It had a stellar soundtrack. So where did it go wrong? First things first - are we supposed to like Mark Ruffalo's character? Sure he's artistic and depressed and 'is all about the music' but he's also a drunk dead-beat dad. He only comes back to life when Keira Knightley's character sings a half-catchy tune at open mic night in a dive bar. We rewind and see why she's singing her sad song in the first place and its a classic 'dating a musician who gets famous and cheats one me' story. Oy vey. She then is convinced by this hairy drunk man (yes, that's Ruffalo) to miss her flight back to London and record a record - without a record deal, recording studio, or any money whatsoever - and sleep on her friend's floor. Of course, Ruffalo is miraculously friends with C-Lo Green who pays for the entire recording process and everything works out. And during this entire process Knightley is able to teach Ruffalo's daughter that she'll probably get more guys if she dresses like a lady and suddenly the family is back together again. Knightley then gets a record deal! Dreams come true! But then of course she blows it off because she wants to give her music away and, with Ruffalo's blessing, she uploads her songs to the interwebs and gets a whopping 10k downloads in the first week. This does not happen. Not even in this world of YouTube stars and Kickstarters. There are such things as happy endings and big breaks, but I found the story ridiculous, the characters bland, and the portrayal of independent songwriters infuriating (as someone who has been involved in the music business and plans to pursue a career on the business side) Directors and script writers - stop trying to hide your 'meh' film under Keira Knightley's talent. Even she couldn't fix this one. The only positive thing I could say is that they didn't force a weird Ruffalo/Knightley love line. Even though there was that weird 15 minute long montage of them running through Manhattan together sharing an iPod? Did I totally miss the point of this movie or do you guys agree? I'd love for someone to convince me to like this!