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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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District 9
District 9 Wikus Van De Merwe
Chappie Chappie
Hardcore Henry
The A-Team
The A-Team Murdock


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 2019 Ted K (pre-production)
 2018 Gringo
Mitch Rusk
 2017 God: Serengeti (Short)
 2016 Free Fire
 2015-2016 Powers (TV Series)
Christian Walker
- Legacy (2016) ... Christian Walker
- Slain Dragons (2016) ... Christian Walker
- Chasing Ghosts (2016) ... Christian Walker
- Origins (2016) ... Christian Walker
- Requiem (2016) ... Christian Walker
 2016 Rooster Teeth Shorts (TV Series)
 2016 The Hollars
Ron Hollar
 2015 Hardcore Henry
 2015 Chappie
 2014 Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Perezamorozka
Orm (English version, voice)
 2014 Maleficent
 2013 Old Boy
Adrian / The Stranger
 2013 Open Grave
John / Jonah
 2013 Payday 2 (Video Game)
Jimmy (voice)
 2013/I Elysium
 2013 Europa Report
James Corrigan
 2010 The A-Team
 2010 Wikus and Charlize (Short)
Wikus van der Merwe
 2009 District 9
Wikus Van De Merwe
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
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Trailer: Payday 2 (2013): Hardcore Henry Packs - portraying Jimmy

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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 »


Didn't start acting until he was thirty-five. See more »


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

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