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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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 2015 Like It Once Was (completed)
Ron Hollar
 2015 Hardcore
 2015 Chappie
 2014 The Snow Queen 2
Orm (English version, voice)
 2013 Oldboy
Adrian / The Stranger
 2013 Open Grave
John / Jonah
 2013/I Elysium
 2006 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
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I'm not particularly fond of playing villains. I do want to be a working actor, and I've had to look at what was offered to me, what roles I could get, and what I could do with them. Even though I'm not drawn to putting those kinds of darker characters out there, I think it's an interesting challenge. See more »


He is in a relationship with South African supermodel and actress Tanit Phoenix beginning of January 2012 and have bought a house together in Los Angeles. Sharlto asked Tanit to marry him on the 28 March 2015, they are now engaged. See more »


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