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Sharlto Copley


Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast. Rather than acting in front of the... See full bio »

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Known For

District 9
District 9 Wikus Van De Merwe
(2009)
Maleficent
Maleficent Stefan
(2014)
Chappie
Chappie Chappie
(2015)
Elysium
Elysium Kruger
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018/II Gringo (completed)
 2017 God: Serengeti (Short)
God
 2016 Free Fire
Vernon
 2016 The Hollars
Ron Hollar
 2015 Chappie
Chappie
 2014 Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Perezamorozka
Orm (English version, voice)
 2013 Old Boy
Adrian / The Stranger
 2013 Open Grave
John / Jonah
 2013 Payday 2 (Video Game)
Jimmy (voice)
 2013/I Elysium
Kruger
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Trailer: Payday 2 (2013): Hardcore Henry Packs - portraying Jimmy

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[How he got into 'Maleficent'] It came through my agents, and my agents gave me the script and said, "This is something going around town. A lot of people are going after it. You're probably not going to get in there." I was like, "Look, I really would love to do this." I went after it quite aggressively, in the sense of doing a tape. Actually, if I remember correctly, there was a delay because ... See more »

Trivia:

He was a huge fan of The A-Team (1983) growing up and got to play one of them in the 2010 adaptation. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a main character in Neill Blomkamp films See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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