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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy 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 43 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Final Portrait (post-production)
Alberto Giacometti
 2016 Gods of Egypt
 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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Audio commentary for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), with director `Stephen Hopkins'. See more »

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

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5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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"My career has been in theatre for 23 years, with spits and coughs in bits and pieces of films. Scott [Hicks] very nicely said my entire career had been my audition [for the role in Shine (1996)]". See more »


He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), making him one of 12 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007). See more »


Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

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