Joel Edgerton

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Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne (van Dort) and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant. Joel went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended Nepean ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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  Bright 2 (announced)
Nick Jakoby
  The Underground Railroad (TV Series) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.11 ... Ridgeway
- Episode #1.10 ... Ridgeway
- Episode #1.9 ... Ridgeway
- Episode #1.8 ... Ridgeway
- Episode #1.7 ... Ridgeway
 2019/I The King
Sir John Falstaff
 2018 Boy Erased
Victor Sykes
 2018 Gringo
Richard Rusk
 2018 Red Sparrow
Nate Nash
 2017/I Bright
Nick Jakoby
 2017 It Comes at Night
 2016 Loving
 2016 Midnight Special
 2015 Jane Got a Gun
Dan Frost
 2015 Black Mass
John Connolly
 2015/VI The Gift
 2015/II Lifted (Short)
 2015/I Life
John Morris
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
 2013 Felony
Detective Malcolm Toohey
 2013 The Great Gatsby
Tom Buchanan
 2013/I The Captain (Short)
Dead Body
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
 2012 Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle (Video short)
 2012/I Wish You Were Here
Dave Flannery
 2011 The Cartographer (Short)
The Envoy (voice)
 2011/I The Thing
 2011 Warrior
Brendan Conlon
 2010 The Thief (Short)
 2010 Animal Kingdom
Barry 'Baz' Brown
 2009 The Waiting City
Ben Simmons
 2009 Separation City
Simon Nicholson
 2009 Dirt Game (TV Series)
Shane Bevic
- Reckoning (2009) ... Shane Bevic
- Down Among the Dead Men (2009) ... Shane Bevic
- Boab Dreaming (2009) ... Shane Bevic
- Silent Night (2009) ... Shane Bevic
- Green and Gold (2009) ... Shane Bevic
 2008 $9.99
Ron (voice)
 2008 Acolytes
Ian Wright
 2008 The Square
 2008 Father (Short)
 2007 Spider (Short)
 2007 Crossbow (Short)
The dad
 2007/I Whisper
 2007 Dangerous (TV Series)
Senior Sergeant Mark Field
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... Senior Sergeant Mark Field (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... Senior Sergeant Mark Field
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Senior Sergeant Mark Field
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Senior Sergeant Mark Field
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Senior Sergeant Mark Field
 2006 Smokin' Aces
Hugo Croop
 2006 Open Window
Peter Delaney
 2005 Kinky Boots
 2005 The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (Short)
Jasper Morello (voice)
 2004 King Arthur
 2003 Ned Kelly
Aaron Sherritt
 2001-2002 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series)
Will McGill
- Do the Right Thing (2002) ... Will McGill
- Walpurgisnacht (2002) ... Will McGill
- Make Up Your Mind (2002) ... Will McGill
- A Fine Line (2002) ... Will McGill
- It's Not Easy (2002) ... Will McGill
 2002 Dossa and Joe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Robbo
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Robbo
 2002 The Hard Word
 2001 The Secret Life of Us (TV Movie)
Will McGill
 2001 Animalis (Short)
 2001 Saturn's Return (TV Short)
 2001 The Pitch (Short)
 2000 Gate (Short)
 2000 Sample People
 2000 The Three Stooges (TV Movie)
Tom Cosgrove
 1999 Dogwatch
 1999 Secret Men's Business (TV Movie)
 1999 Erskineville Kings
 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)
 1998 Bloodlock (Short)
 1998 Praise
 1998 Wildside (TV Series)
Michael Savini
- Episode #1.15 (1998) ... Michael Savini
 1995-1997 Spellbinder (TV Series)
- Reunions (1997) ... Bazza
- Run! (1995) ... Bazza
 1997 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
- The Faust Lane (1997) ... Scoob
 1997 Big Sky (TV Series)
Pierce Bateman
- Lost and Found (1997) ... Pierce Bateman
 1996 Loaded (Short)
 1996 Race the Sun
Steve Fryman
 1995 Police Rescue (TV Series)
- Wild Card (1995) ... Andy
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Other Works:

March 8 2002: narrator for Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" overture performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. See more »

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

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[Have you ever cheated death?] I had a scary time surfing in Sydney. The surf was big and while I surfed (I'm far from a pro...) it got a little out of control. I'm not sure how close I was to actually giving up and going under but I remember having the clear thought that I was done... and that thought was not good. See more »


His favorite actors are Gene Hackman, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ben Mendelsohn. See more »


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