For me Salazar was a man of honor who belonged to one of the most extraordinary, proud and strongest naval armies in the world: the Spanish navy. These people were usually from the south of Spain, Cadiz and around, and they were very strong and Very proud, so a 16 year old pirate betrays them and that makes them go crazy.The idea behind that for me was that he was like a wounded bull, because of the way he talks and moves. A sword hanging from their spine bleeding, but they are still fighting . I worked in that direction and they (the directors) were satisfied, except when fighting, that is when he becomes the man that was once .
— Javier Bardem