When you think of Johnny Depp, it's hard not to think of Tim Burton — the movie star and director tandem that has worked on seven feature films — but with the success of "Rango," it may be time to more carefully consider the collaboration of Depp and Gore Verbinski, the soft-spoken popcorn auteur who has now made four movies with the actor since 2003 and is now preparing a fifth. Depp says that the two directors will never be mistaken for each other but that they do share a certain skill for making the real world feel especially animated and making animated worlds reach for an unexpected reality. Depp made three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films with Verbinski and the two will reunite (after considerable turbulence within the corner offices at Disney) for the 2013 revival of "The Lone Ranger."
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