Gore Verbinski

Gregor "Gore" Verbinski is an American film director and writer, best known for directing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Ring. Verbinski was born the third of five children to Vic and Laurette Verbinski in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His siblings are Janine, Claire, Diane and Steven. His father was of Polish descent and worked as a nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1967 the Verbinski family moved to Southern California, where a young Gregor grew up in the town of La Jolla. Gregor was an active Boy Scout and surfed regularly. He went to Torrey Pines Elementary, Muirlands Junior High, and La Jolla High School before attending UCLA Film School. Verbinski graduated with his BFA in Film from UCLA in 1987. Verbinski was active in several L.A. rock bands early in his career. His first band was Thelonius Monster, which included drummer Danny Heifetz. He also played in the Daredevils, Bulldozer, The Drivers, and the all-star band The Cylon Boys Choir. His first films were a series of 8 mm films called "The Driver Files" circa 1979, when he was a young teen. Although most associate Verbinski with feature films, he started his career directing music videos for bands like Bad Religion, NOFX, 24-7 Spyz and Monster Magnet working at Palomar Pictures. This was not surprising to his friends in Los Angeles, since he had been in various punk and rock bands; the Daredevils, for instance, included then-departed member of Bad Religion Brett Gurewitz ...

The Lone Ranger (2013)

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The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Rango (2011)

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When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

MouseHunt (1997)

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Lee Evans  •  Vicki Lewis  •  Maury Chaykin

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Lee Evans  •  Vicki Lewis  •  Maury Chaykin

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

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Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

The Mexican (2001)

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Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Julia Roberts  •  James Gandolfini  •  J.K. Simmons

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Julia Roberts  •  James Gandolfini  •  J.K. Simmons

The Ring (2002)

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It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Martin Henderson  •  David Dorfman  •  Brian Cox

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Martin Henderson  •  David Dorfman  •  Brian Cox

The Weather Man (2005)

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Michael Caine  •  Hope Davis  •  Gemmenne de la Peña

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Michael Caine  •  Hope Davis  •  Gemmenne de la Peña

The Ritual (1996)

Directed by Gore Verbinsky. Thirty minute short. Starring Clint Curtis (Max), Sebastian Vignieri (Andrew) and Branden Williams (Sol). "Fatman" played by Big Gene Rey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Clint Curtis  •  Tammy Lynch  •  Steve Valentine  •  Gene Rey

Directed by Gore Verbinsky. Thirty minute short. Starring Clint Curtis (Max), Sebastian Vignieri (Andrew) and Branden Williams (Sol). "Fatman" played by Big Gene Rey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Clint Curtis  •  Tammy Lynch  •  Steve Valentine  •  Gene Rey

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood (2011)

Documentary about Hans Zimmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ariane Riecker  •  Dirk Schneider
CAST:  Hans Zimmer  •  James L. Brooks  •  Geoff Downes  •  Stephen Frears

Documentary about Hans Zimmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ariane Riecker  •  Dirk Schneider
CAST:  Hans Zimmer  •  James L. Brooks  •  Geoff Downes  •  Stephen Frears

A Cure for Wellness (2017)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Mia Goth  •  Adrian Schiller

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Mia Goth  •  Adrian Schiller

Spaceless (2021)

A man wakes up inside a spacesuit tumbling helplessly through space, with a computer designed to keep him company until his air runs out, trying to solve the mystery of his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
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A man wakes up inside a spacesuit tumbling helplessly through space, with a computer designed to keep him company until his air runs out, trying to solve the mystery of his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
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Sandkings

Follows a wealthy playboy named Simon Kress who collects dangerous, exotic animals. One day, he stumbles across a mysterious establishment called Wo & Shade, where he purchases a terrarium filled with four colonies of creatures called sandkings, which grow to fill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
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Follows a wealthy playboy named Simon Kress who collects dangerous, exotic animals. One day, he stumbles across a mysterious establishment called Wo & Shade, where he purchases a terrarium filled with four colonies of creatures called sandkings, which grow to fill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
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