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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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Filmography

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 2015 The Daughter (post-production)
Henry
 2012 Being Brendo (TV Series)
Dr. Lance Pickering
 2010-2012 Lowdown (TV Series)
Narrator / God
- Ben Behaving Badly (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Naked Chef (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bubble Trouble (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- A Bollywood Ending (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Rex, Lies & Videotape (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 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)
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Captain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
 2006 Candy
Casper
 2005 Munich
Ephraim
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Geoff
- Sitting on a Pile (2004) ... Geoff
 2003 Blooper Reel (Video short)
Barbossa (uncredited)
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
Soldier Administrator David Collins
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Call Me Sal (Short)
Wal
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Harry Chisholm
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short) (uncredited)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
 1981 The Added Dimension (Video)
Man (as Geoff Rush)
 1980 Menotti (TV Series)
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Other Works:

His Sydney Theatre Company credits include: "You Can't Take It with You" George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (1981), Ivan Aleksandrovich Khilestakov in Gogol's "The Government Inspector" (1991), Astrov in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (1992) and John in "Oleanna" by David Mamet (1993). 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:

"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 »

Trivia:

Is one of 11 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (... See more »

Trademark:

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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