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Gore Verbinski
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Name
Gore Verbinski
Birthplace
Oak Ridge, TN
Birth date
March 16, 1964
Occupation
director, writer, producer

Gregor Verbinski (b. March 16, 1964), is an American film director and writer.

HistoryEdit

He was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States. His father was of Polish descent, he worked as a nuclear physicist at the Oak Ridge Lab. In 1967 the Verbinski family moved to California, and young Gregor grew up near San Diego.

Although most associate Verbinski with feature films, he started his career directing music videos for bands like Bad Religion and Monster Magnet working at Palomar Pictures. This was not surprising to his friends in LA, since he also played music for an obscure punk band called The Little Kings, produced by famed underground tattoo artist Marc "Rude" Hoffman.

Verbinski moved from music videos to commercials, where he worked for many brand names including Nike, Coca-Cola, Canon, Skittles and United Airlines.

One of his most famous commercials was for Budweiser, featuring frogs who croak the brand name. For his efforts in commercials, Verbinski won four Clio Awards and one Cannes advertising Silver Lion.

After completing a short film, The Ritual (which he both wrote and directed), Verbinski made his feature film directing debut with his comedy flick, Mouse Hunt. The film was a hit globally and he soon followed up the success with the action/comedy The Mexican, starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The film received mixed reviews, and performed modestly at the box-office, earning only $68 million domestically despite its star power (it was technically successful due to its moderately low $38 million budget). Verbinski followed it up with the Japanese horror film remake The Ring (2002), which struck gold globally, grossing well over $200 million worldwide. Verbinski also had a directorial hand in The Time Machine that year, temporarily taking over for an exhausted Simon Wells. Verbinski directed some of the underground Morlock sequences and is given a Thanks to credit in the film.

He then directed the major success Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which earned over $600 million at the international box office.

His next film was The Weather Man which starred Nicolas Cage. The film received mixed to positive reviews but was a box office failure.

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.

Verbinski graduated with his BFA in Film from UCLA in 1987.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
1996 The Ritual
1997 MouseHunt
2001 The Mexican
2002 The Ring
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2005 The Weather Man
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Completed

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