Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End director Gore Verbinski encouraged the film crew not to brush their teeth.
Verbinski revealed that since he believed that pirates had bad teeth he wanted the actors to have ugly dentures.
"I just thought it would be more authentic to have pirates with bad teeth since I'm sure they never flossed,” Contactmusic quoted Verbinski, as saying.
However, the director admitted that in spite of so many efforts, there were times when someone would turn up with clean teeth.
"We spent a lot of time creating ugly dentures, but occasionally somebody would slip through. It would be like, 'What's with the guy in the background? His teeth are too clean,’” he added.
Not only this, the 43-year-old also insisted that his film crew not use any deo or take a bath, as he wanted all of them to be ‘stinky’.
"Also, hold the deodorant. I wanted them to look smelly. They're not taking baths every day, they're probably not eating well and they have scurvy. And there's probably all sorts of strange things growing on them. I sort of wanted the film to be stinky,” he said.
The 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was released last week and the cast includes returnees Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Tom Hollander and Naomie Harris.