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Joel Edgerton


Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended Nepean Drama School in 1994. Joel has done many ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Gift
The Gift Gordo
(2015)
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan
(2013)
Black Mass
Black Mass John Connolly
(2015)
Warrior
Warrior Brendan Conlon
(2011)

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 2018 Boy Erased (post-production)
Victor Sykes
 2018 Gringo (completed)
Richard Rusk
 2018 Red Sparrow (post-production)
Nathaniel Nash
  Bright 2 (announced)
Nick Jakoby
 2017/I Bright
Nick Jakoby
 2017 It Comes at Night
Paul
 2016 Loving
Richard
 2016 Midnight Special
Lucas
 2015 Jane Got a Gun
Dan Frost
 2015 Black Mass
John Connolly
 2015/VI The Gift
Gordo
 2015/I Life
John Morris
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ramses
 2013 Felony
Detective Malcolm Toohey
 2013 The Great Gatsby
Tom Buchanan
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
 2012/I Wish You Were Here
Dave Flannery
 2011/I The Thing
Carter
 2011 Warrior
Brendan Conlon
 2010 Animal Kingdom
Barry 'Baz' Brown
 2009 The Waiting City
Ben Simmons
 2009 Separation City
Simon Nicholson
 2008 $9.99
Ron (voice)
 2008 Acolytes
Ian Wright
 2008 The Square
Billy
 2007/I Whisper
Vince
 2006 Smokin' Aces
Hugo Croop
 2006 Open Window
Peter Delaney
 2005 Kinky Boots
Charlie
 2004 King Arthur
Gawain
 2003 Ned Kelly
Aaron Sherritt
 2002 The Hard Word
Shane Twentyman
 2000 Sample People
Sem
 1999 Dogwatch
Sparrow
 1999 Erskineville Kings
Wayne
 1998 Praise
Leo
 1996 Race the Sun
Steve Fryman
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Other Works:

: Played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Cate Blanchett as Blanche. See more »

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4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments. See more »

Trivia:

Is the second Star Wars actor to have played Sir Gawain in a King Arthur movie. Liam Neeson played the role in Excalibur (1981). See more »

Trademark:

Razor-sharp cheekbones

Star Sign:

Cancer

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