There’s few things more dashing than a pirate, or some version thereof that combines a roguish charm with dazzling wit and some combat skills into a package that’s been labelled by some as “swoon-worthy” (alright fine, we just made that up right now. Nice though, right?). And make no mistake, pirates and the like are what we’re talking about here today, as we’ve rounded up 10 suave swashbucklers from cinema history who are sure to have both men and women swooning in no time. For those of you who don’t know, a swashbuckler is someone defined as both heroic and of questionable morals, an antihero whose quick with a sword (or blaster, in some cases…) and even quicker with his words. While not always a pirate, those who engage in piracy often fit into this archetype, both in literature and in cinema. So while not all of the people on this list are pirates, it’s undoubtedly where we began our search. Rest assured, there’s plenty of heroes on here for those women (and men) who’d like to be rescued by someone who gives a little more attention to personal hygiene.
10. John Silver (Treasure Planet)
We’re big fans of Treasure Planet, Disney’s 2002 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island. Taking the swashbuckling adventure from the seas of planet Earth to outer space (a theme that we found incredibly common in researching this article), Treasure Planet sees young Jim Hawkins (voiced by Joseph Gordon Levitt) set out on a quest for treasure with Captain Amelia and her trustworthy first mate, Mr. Arrow, only to befriend a cyborg by the name of John Silver, a charming cook who has planned a mutiny aboard the vessel. While Treasure Planet was not universally adored in the way many of Disney’s animated adventures are, it is one of the more mature examples of a Disney film and it gave us a stirring swashbuckler in John Silver, the mutinous pirate who has more good left in him than he wants to admit.http://disney-fan-fiction.wikia.com/wiki/John_Silver Source: Disney-fan-fiction.wikia.com