Joel Edgerton

An Australian actor with rugged charm and a relatable Everyman presence, Joel Edgerton has become a familiar face in both Hollywood and indie films. Starting out on Aussie television, Edgerton rose to fame in his ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (40)

Midnight Special 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Mass 2015 (Movie)

John Connolly (Actor)

Jane Got a Gun 2015 (Movie)

Dan Frost (Actor)

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

Gordo (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Exodus: Gods And Kings 2014 (Movie)

Ramses (Actor)

Felony 2014 (Movie)

Malcolm Toohey (Actor)

Life 2014 (Movie)

John Morris (Actor)

Say Nothing 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

Tom Buchanan (Actor)

Wish You Were Here 2013 (Movie)

Dave Flannery (Actor)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 (Movie)

Jim Green (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Patrick - Squadron Team Leader (Actor)

The Thing 2011 (Movie)

Braxton Carter (Actor)

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

Brendan Conlon (Actor)

Animal Kingdom 2010 (Movie)

Barry "Baz" Brown (Actor)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 (Movie)

Metal Beak (Voice)

Separation City 2009 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

The Square 2009 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

$9.99 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Ron (Actor)

The Waiting City 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Acolytes 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Hugo Croop (Actor)

Whisper 2007 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Crossbow 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kinky Boots 2006 (Movie)

Charlie Price (Actor)

Spider 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 (Movie)

Owen Lars (Actor)

The Night We Called It A Day 2005 (Movie)

Rod Blue (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Gawain (Actor)

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

Aaron Sherritt (Actor)

The Hard Word 2003 (Movie)

Shane (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

Owen Lars (Actor)

Sample People 2000 (Movie)

Sem (Actor)

Erskineville Kings 1998 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

Race the Sun 1996 (Movie)

Steve Fryman (Actor)

Never Tell Me Never (TV Show)

Actor

Open Window (TV Show)

Actor

The Three Stooges (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Felony 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rover 2014 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Square 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Felony 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Square 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

An Australian actor with rugged charm and a relatable Everyman presence, Joel Edgerton has become a familiar face in both Hollywood and indie films. Starting out on Aussie television, Edgerton rose to fame in his homeland as a regular on the popular drama series "The Secret Life of Us" (Network Ten, 2001-05) and went on to appear in his first big-budget movie with a small role in the sci-fi prequel "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002). Other mainstream fare followed, but Edgerton did not have his critical breakthrough until his key part in the gritty Australian crime film "Animal Kingdom" (2010). From that point on, Edgerton was in the big leagues, with one high-profile project after another.

Relationships

Marianne Edgerton

Mother

Nash Edgerton Stunts

Brother
Born Jan. 19, 1973 Appeared with brother in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Michael Edgerton

Father

EDUCATION

University of Western Sydney

Milestones

2013

Cast as Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's big-budget version of "The Great Gatsby"

2012

Played a squadron team leader opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2011

Co-starred with Tom Hardy in action drama "Warrior"

2010

Had a breakout role in the Australian crime drama "Animal Kingdom"

2009

Starred with Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company's staging of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

2003

Cast in a supporting role opposite Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom in "Ned Kelly"

2002

Gained international fame with a role as Anakin Skywalker's stepbrother Owen Lars in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones"

2001

Landed breakout role in Australia in "The Secret Life of Us"; reprised role of Will McGill on small screen adaptation of "The Secret Life of Us" (Australia's Umbrella Television)

Bonus Trivia

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Edgerton has worked with his director brother, Nash, on many occasions, including the 2012 Bob Dylan music video "Duquesne Whistle."

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Before making a name for himself, Edgerton worked with many other Australian acting luminaries, including Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush.

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Edgerton was in the running to play the lead in "The Bourne Legacy" (2012), but the role went to Jeremy Renner.

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"I made a joke to someone the other day that suddenly in the last few years I’ve been put in position to really get in there and f*ck up the American classics. I had the chance to do 'Streetcar' on stage and now 'The Great Gatsby.'" - from Filmmaker, Sept. 9, 2011

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"I think for me, even though 'Warrior' and 'Animal Kingdom' were more action movies, they also subconsciously draw upon the theme of family, which must be why I was drawn to them, and to this ['The Odd Life of Timothy Green']. I'm not saying I'm a family guy, but maybe that's what people see in me, some kind of paternal quality." -- from Vulture, Aug. 13, 2012

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