Verbinski at the 84th Academy Awards
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|Role||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Born||March 16, 1964|
|Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA|
Gore Verbinski is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and musician. He is best known for directing the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean film saga, The Ring (2002), and Rango (2011). He started his career directing music videos for bands like Bad Religion, NOFX, 24-7 Spyz and Monster Magnet working at Palomar Pictures. He then 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. After completing a short film, The Ritual (which he both wrote and directed), Verbinski made his feature film directing debut with Mouse Hunt.