Who Played Blackbeard The Pirate The Best? Shiver Me Timbers!

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What is on the list page at http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069848653/... is
"Who played this notoriously fierce brutal pirate Edward Teach (or Edward Thatch) "Blackbeard" the best or most accurately? "
I will put more on later as people suggest good ones.
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My personal pick is the first one Robert Newton. He did more than play Long John Silver in two movies.
Also I just couldn't resist that picture of Peter Ustinov as Blackbeard reaching for the purse in "BlackBeard's Ghost" (1968).
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I think the title would read better as, "Shiver Me Timbers! Who Played Blackbeard The Pirate The Best?"
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It will be changed back. It was one of the titles I was considering as I was evolving the title from "Shiver Me Timbers, It's Blackbeard!" to "Who Played Blackbeard The Pirate The Best? Shiver Me Timbers!" The evolution happened because I remembered the the IMDb and IMDb voters prefer to have the question in the title of the poll and that the IMDb prefers not to have punctuation in the poll title. So the middle step was "Shiver Me Timbers! Who Played Blackbeard The Pirate The Best?" then the phrases flip- flop so that if the IMDb accepted the poll and cropped the title, the question would have been kept. I would have loved to have kept the orginnal title because it is short, catchy and stands out.
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I actually like the first one... Shiver Me Timbers, It's Blackbeard
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my vote...ian mcshane...
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DG,

IMDb Polls' titles follows AP Style (Title Capitalization). You can see the proper format for your list's title from here - http://titlecapitalization.com/
Just copy-paste the title here.

You'll see - Shiver Me Timbers! Who Played Blackbeard the Pirate the Best?

Please change your list's title to the above format.

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Will not you include the "Blackbeard" from POTC franchise? Here is the image:





Ian McShane as Blackbeard in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.
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It is changed. And I did include Ian McShane. He is number 2. I just liked him pointing the sword better. It is more dramatic and it is action picture with not to much blurred action in it. It is posed action.
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Hey granger, don't forget (for future) to put "suggestion" in front of your title.

FYC:
Charles Mesure - Once Upon a Time
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Okey, I forgot it this time. Charles mesure added.
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Also, the poll takers probably want to discuss the list, not discus it. :)
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Here's a pic of Blackbeard from the Japanese animated show One Piece - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388629/mediaviewer/rm3846580992
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There's a better picture of Charles Mesure up on the OUAT page.
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Sorry, I couldn't find it.
How do you like the new entry on the list? I wrote all that stuff about "A Knight's Tale" because I really liked Paul Brittney's and James Purefoy'a performance the best. They both stood out along with Rufus Sewell's! I' ll delete the Knight's Tale stuff later.
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I only saw Ustinov but I would be interested in seeing John Malkovich's portrayal. 
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It was different to say the least, but he captured the darkness that was Blackbeard.
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