Jason Clarke

He may be known for playing pitch-perfect Americans in films like "Public Enemies" (2009), "Lawless" (2012) and "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012). However, to those that have watched him on screen in the United States, the fact ... Read more »
Born: 07/17/1969 in Winton, Queensland, AU

Filmography

Actor (28)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Rob Hall (Actor)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

John Connor (Actor)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

The Better Angels 2014 (Movie)

Tom Lincoln (Actor)

Swerve 2013 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

George Wilson (Actor)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Stenz (Actor)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Howard Bondurant (Actor)

Yelling to the Sky 2012 (Movie)

Gordon O'Hara (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Texas Killing Fields 2011 (Movie)

Rule (Actor)

The Chicago Code 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Trust 2011 (Movie)

Doug Tate (Actor)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

New York Fed Chief (Actor)

Brotherhood 2005 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

"Red" Hamilton (Actor)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

Ulrich (Actor)

The Human Contract 2008 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Trade 2007 (Movie)

New Jersey State Trooper (Actor)

Under Still Waters 2007 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

Constable Riggs (Actor)

Better Than Sex 2001 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

Risk 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twilight 1998 (Movie)

Young Cop No 1 (Actor)

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-De-Sac 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsider (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

He may be known for playing pitch-perfect Americans in films like "Public Enemies" (2009), "Lawless" (2012) and "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012). However, to those that have watched him on screen in the United States, the fact that Jason Clarke was born and raised on a sheep farm in Queensland, Australia may come as somewhat of a shock. Known for being that rare form of actor who completely absorbs the characters he's playing, Clarke spends hours on end listening to real people talking in an effort to mask his Australian accent, and fully encapsulate his various on-screen personas. And it would appear that the hard work has paid off. Since 2012 Clarke has appeared in several of Hollywood's highest-profile movies, including the Academy Award-winning "Zero Dark Thirty," and director Baz Luhrmann's star-studded period drama, "The Great Gatsby" (2013), quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood's most in-demand character actors.

EDUCATION

Victorian College of the Arts

1987 - 1991
Prior to attending drama school, Clarke took an acting class with Hugh Jackman.

Milestones

2012

Featured opposite Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2012

Re-teamed with LaBeouf in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"; also starred Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain

2009

Featured alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies"

2008

Cast opposite Jason Statham in action thriller "Death Race"

2006

Co-starred with Jason Isaacs on crime drama series "Brotherhood" (Showtime)

2003

Landed recurring role on The Sci-Fi Channel adventure series "Farscape"

2002

Appeared on long-running Australian soap "Home and Away" (7 Network)

2002

Breakout performance in "Rabbit-Proof Fence"

Bonus Trivia

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Was broke and sleeping in empty hospital beds before landing his first big break in 2002's "Rabbit-Proof Fence."

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