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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Consider Yourself (pre-production)
Lionel Bart
  Final Portrait (pre-production)
Alberto Giacometti
 2015 Holding the Man
 2015 Minions
Narrator (voice)
 2015 The Daughter
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Basil Hunter
 2011 Green Lantern
Tomar-Re (voice)
 2008 $9.99
Angel (voice)
 2006 Candy
 2005 Munich
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
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His credits with the Queensland Theatre Company include: Marshall the Raen in "Wrong Side of the Moon" by Nicholas Stuart Gray (1971), Brazencourt in "Lock Up Your Daughters" by Bernard Miles, Hinchcliffe in "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" a new play by Lance Peters, Fabian in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Kelso Truscott in "Ruling Class", Snoopy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"... See more »

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Geoff Rush


6' (1.83 m)

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[ on Johnny Depp] -- I've been lucky because I do regard myself as a slightly aging character and I've been able to be in scenes with delightful women, like Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn . . . It's been a perk of the job. And the prettiest of all, of course, was Johnny Depp. He's so good-looking and he's a highly unpredictable and quite genius-type actor. He's so ... See more »


As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Munich (2005) and The King's Speech (2010). Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010) are winners in the category. See more »


Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

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