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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 46 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Daughter (post-production)
Henry
 2012 The Man Who Could Not Dream (Short) (voice)
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Basil Hunter
 2011 Green Lantern
Tomar-Re (voice)
 2010 Brand New Day (Short)
Father Benedictus
 2008 $9.99
Angel (voice)
 2006 Candy
Casper
 2005 Munich
Ephraim
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Call Me Sal (Short)
Wal
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short) (uncredited)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
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Other Works:

His directing credits at the Queensland Theatre Company include: "Clowneroonies" (1980, his directorial debut), Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor". See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Geoff Rush

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on replaying the role of "Barbossa" to Johnny Depp's "Captain Jack Sparrow"] It's become an imaginative metaphor for me and Johnny as actors. It feels like we've been married for a long time and there are certain things that are never going to resolve themselves within the marriage. It's an interesting way for us to find the context for this kind of constant spat. See more »

Trivia:

Is an accomplished pianist, whom needed no hand stand-in for Shine (1996) and played almost all of the pieces in the movie himself. See more »

Trademark:

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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