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Best known for: "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Pros: Turned the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" into a beloved hit which just happened to make Johnny Depp a global superstar.
Cons: What exactly is a "Gore Verbinski movie"? We don't know either.
Chances: Rumored to be reuniting with Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer on "The Lone Ranger" which would keep him pretty busy after the animated "Rango" opens this Spring.
[Left, Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp on the set of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."]