In case you weren’t already aware, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But we’d rather talk about pirates than talk like them. Whether it’s the Dread Pirate Roberts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, or Germany’s newest Pirate Party, you’ll be sure to find one of your favorite swashbucklers in our exhaustive list of pop culture pirates. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
10. Dread Pirate Roberts
For anyone who’s never seen Rob Reiner’s 1987 film The Princess Bride, consider this your spoiler alert. For everyone else, you’ll remember that the Dread Pirate Roberts is actually the nom de guerre of Princess Buttercup’s true love, Westley (Cary Elwes). Though not so dreadful onscreen, as a pirate, he had the reputation of never leaving anyone alive.