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Joel Edgerton Background, Education, Career, Movies, Awards and Nominations

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton was born 23 June in 1974. He is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in films such as Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Warrior (2011), The Thing (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Great Gatsby (2013). Edgerton starred in the biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) as the main antagonist Ramesses II and in 2015 co-starred with Johnny Depp as corrupt FBI Agent John Connolly in the biographical drama Black Mass (2015).

Joel Edgerton Background and Education

Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, the son of Michael, a solicitor and property developer and Marianne Edgerton. He graduated from The Hills Grammar School in 1991. He attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney before moving on to various stage productions, including at Sydney Theatre Company.

Joel Edgerton Career

Edgerton has appeared in such films as Erskineville Kings, King Arthur, Ned Kelly and as a young Owen Lars in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He played Will on The Secret Life of Us for which he won an AACTA Award in 2002. In 2005, he lent his voice to the title character of The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, an Academy Award-nominated animated short film. The same year, he appeared as the son of a deceased shoemaker in the British comedy Kinky Boots. He also appeared in Smokin’ Aces in 2006.

Edgerton appeared in the film Whisper in 2007, The Square , Acolytes and Separation City. In 2009, he starred alongside as Stanley in the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He appeared in a production of the same play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 2009. He starred as fictional MMA fighter Brendan Conlon in the MMA film Warrior.

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton

In February 2010, Edgerton was cast in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s 2011 prequel to The Thing portraying helicopter pilot Sam Carter. He played Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby. He was honoured for his work in international roles with the 2011 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.

In 2014, Edgerton starred in the biblical film Exodus: Gods and Kings, as Ramesses II, Moses’ adoptive brother, who became a notorious king. Edgerton directed, starred in, wrote and produced the thriller The Gift, which was released on August 7, 2015. He co-starred in the 2015 film Black Mass as John Connolly, FBI contact and childhood friend of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger.

In 2016, he starred in the Jeff Nichols films Midnight Special and Loving. He will stars along with Jennifer Lawrence in Francis Lawrence’s upcoming film, Red Sparrow, based on the book by Jason Matthews. He will play Nathaniel Nash, the CIA agent who falls for a Russian spy Dominika Egorova (Lawrence).

Joel Edgerton Movies

(A) Film

  1. Race the Sun
  2. Praise
  3. Bloodlock
  4. Dogwatch
  5. Erskineville Kings
  6. Sample People
  7. The Pitch
  8. The Hard Word
  9. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
  10. The Night We Called It a Day Rod Blue
  11. Ned Kelly
  12. King Arthur
  13. Kinky Boots
  14. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  15. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
  16. Smokin’ Aces
  17. Open Window
  18. Spider Paramedic
  19. Crossbow
  20. Whisper
  21. $9.99
  22. The Square
  23. Acolytes
  24. The Waiting City
  25. Separation City
  26. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  27. Animal Kingdom
  28. Warrior Brendan Conlon
  29. The Thing
  30. Wish You Were Here
  31. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  32. Zero Dark Thirty
  33. The Great Gatsby
  34. Felony
  35. The Rover
  36. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  37. Life
  38. The Gift
  39. Black Mass
  40. Jane Got a Gun Dan Frost
  41. Midnight Special
  42. Loving
  43. It Comes at Night
  44. Bright
  45. Red Sparrow
  46. Gringo
  47. Boy Erased

(B) Television

  1. Police Rescue
  2. Spellbinder
  3. Water Rats
  4. Big Sky Pierce Bateman
  5. Fallen Angels
  6. Wildside
  7. Secret Men’s Business
  8. The Three Stooges
  9. The Secret Life of Us
  10. Dossa and Joe Robbo
  11. Dangerous
  12. Dirt Game

Joel Edgerton Awards and Nominations

  • AACTA Awards
  • Logie Awards
  • AACTA Awards
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia
  • Melbourne Underground Film Festival
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia
  • New Zealand Film and TV Awards
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia
  • Inside Film Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • AACTA International Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • Directors Guild of America Awards
  • Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor Won
  • Sitges Film Festival
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Gotham Awards
  • San Diego Film Critics Society
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle
  • Satellite Awards
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association


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