, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Gregor "Gore" Verbinski is an American film director and writer, best known for his directionof the first three ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films and ‘The Ring’. Verbinski made his feature film directing debut with his comedy flick, ‘Mouse Hunt’. The film was a global hit and he soon followed up the success with the action/comedy film ‘The Mexican’ starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. Verbinski then did the horror film remake ‘The Ring’(2002), which struck gold worldwide, grossing well over $200 million. He then directed the very successful ‘Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl’. His next film was The Weather Man which starred Nicolas Cage. In March 2005 he started filming the sequels ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End’. The former then became his biggest success so far, becoming the third film ever to gross over $1 billion at the international box office. In 2011, Verbinski has directed the animation flick Rango in which Johnny Depp has lent his voice for the title character.