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Winner of 4 Clio Awards and one Cannes advertising Silver Lion.

Creator of the Budweiser frogs.

Was guitarist of punk band, The Daredevils, with Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Josh Freese of The Vandals.

Was guitarist in punk band, Little Kings.

Was brought in to take over the last 18 days of shooting on The Time Machine (2002), as director Simon Wells was suffering from "extreme exhaustion". Wells returned for post-production.

Ranked #79 on Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list.

Was a 1987 graduate of the prestigious UCLA film school

His Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) holds many box office distinctions, such as: fastest film to reach $100M (in just two days), most tickets sold in a single day ($55.8M worth), and largest sum earned in seven days ($196M total and counting). The blockbuster sequel also reached $200M in eight days, tying the industry record.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $37 million.

One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

His paternal grandparents, Pauline Jachimowicz and Benjamin Verbinski, were Polish immigrants.