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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 13 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Warrior
Warrior Brendan Conlon
(2011)
Black Mass
Black Mass John Connolly
(2015)
The Gift
The Gift Gordo
(2015)

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 2018 Stingray (announced)
 2017 Red Sparrow (filming)
Nathaniel Nash
 2017 Bright (post-production)
Nick Jakoby
 2016 Loving
Richard
 2015/VI The Gift
Gordo
 2015/II Lifted (Short)
Paul
 2015/I Life
John Morris
 2013/I The Captain (Short)
Dead Body
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
 2012 Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle (Video short)
Mobster
 2011 The Cartographer (Short)
The Envoy (voice)
 2010 The Thief (Short)
Joel
 2009 The Waiting City
Ben Simmons
 2009 Separation City
Simon Nicholson
 2008 $9.99
Ron (voice)
 2008 Acolytes
Ian Wright
 2008 The Square
Billy
 2008 Father (Short)
Narrator
 2007 Spider (Short)
Paramedic
 2007 Crossbow (Short)
The dad
 2007/I Whisper
Vince
 2006 Open Window
Peter Delaney
 2002 Dossa and Joe (TV Series)
Robbo
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Robbo
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Robbo
 2002 The Hard Word
Shane Twentyman
 2001 Saturn's Return (TV Short)
Barney
 2001 Animalis (Short)
Jack
 2001 The Pitch (Short)
Guy
 2000 Gate (Short)
David
 2000 Sample People
Sem
 2000 The Three Stooges (TV Movie)
Tom Cosgrove
 1999 Dogwatch
Sparrow
 1999 Secret Men's Business (TV Movie)
Baz
 1999 Erskineville Kings
Wayne
 1996-1999 Water Rats (TV Series)
Aaron Lawrence / Crosby
- Force of Habit (1999) ... Aaron Lawrence
- Eyewitness (1996) ... Crosby
 1998 Never Tell Me Never (TV Movie)
Pab
 1998 Bloodlock (Short)
Danny
 1998 Praise
Leo
 1998 Wildside (TV Series)
Michael Savini
- Episode #1.15 (1998) ... Michael Savini
 1995-1997 Spellbinder (TV Series)
Bazza
- Reunions (1997) ... Bazza
- Run! (1995) ... Bazza
 1997 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Scoob
- The Faust Lane (1997) ... Scoob
 1997 Big Sky (TV Series)
Pierce Bateman
- Lost and Found (1997) ... Pierce Bateman
 1996 Loaded (Short)
Frog
 1996 Race the Sun
Steve Fryman
 1995 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Andy
- Wild Card (1995) ... Andy
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Performing as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC 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:

His short film Monkeys (2011) was selected for Australian short film event Final Cut in 2012, where it was awarded the Audience Favourite Prize alongside short films from award-winning filmmakers David Ludlow [Drifting (2010)] and Kelly Hucker [Kwik Fix (2010)]. See more »

Trademark:

Razor-sharp cheekbones

Star Sign:

Cancer

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