film

actors












 

 

Geoffrey Rush

Full NAME Geoffrey Rush

BORN 6 July 1951, Toowoomba, Australia
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY Australian
HEIGTH 185 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 4
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING 3.63

 

FILMOGRAPHY (REVIEWED ENTRIES ONLY)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1996 Shine David Helfgott
2000 Quills Marquis de Sade
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Barbossa
2005 Munich Ephraim
2010 The King's Speech Lionel Logue

 

BIO

Remarkably talented Aussie who probably was expecting to continue his relatively inconspicuous career as a domestic stage actor when he was suddenly flung into the limelight with his bravura performance in Scott Hicks' magnificent Shine (1996). Rush had done the occassional film before this, but the Oscar he won for his interpretation of David Helfgott changed everything, and Rush made the most of his newfound opportunities by giving further Academy Award nominated performances in Shakespeare In Love and Quills. And who can blame him for also capitalizing financially on his success by appearing in less interesting parts in films such as House on Haunted Hill and Pirates of the Caribbean.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1997

Best Actor for Shine

1999

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Shakespeare In Love

2001

Nominated for Best Actor for Quills

2011

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The King's Speech

 

CHARACTER QUOTES