Birthday: 07/06/1951 Year
Age: 63 year
Place of birth: Toowoomba, Australia
Height: 183 cm
Geoffrey Rush was born June 6, 1951, but until 1997 remained a little-known Australian actor. In 1997, he received the “ Oscar nomination for Best akter` pianist role in the film `Lights, and after this award, suddenly brought him fame, Rush starred in several expensive Hollywood productions, among them the film` Otverzhennye` (based on the novel by Victor Hugo), where his partners were Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman.
Until 1996 Geoffrey Rush anywhere except Australia, did not know. But it was in that year there was a film “Shine”. By the end of 1997, Jeffrey has collected more than 10 awards and nominations for her role in this film. Since then, his being invited to Hollywood projects that made the actor famous throughout the world.
Geoffrey Rush was born July 6, 1951 in the Australian town of Toowoomba (Toowoomba) in the province of Queensland (Queensland). From his biography we know only that c 1988, he is married to actress Jane Minelaus (Jane Menelaus). And they have two children, Angelica (1992) and James (1995).
He graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Queensland. His stage career began in Theatre Company Brisbane (Brisbane’s Queensland Theatre Company). Two years Jeffrey went to Paris to hone their skills with the classics, where he studied at the school of mime Jacques Leko? (Jacques Lecoq School of Mime).
On his return to Australia Rush resumed his acting career. Together with his friend Mel Gibson played in the meat productions, also starred in the film “Waiting for Godot” (Waiting for Godot).
Early 80s he spent in the company of director Jim Sharmena (Jim Sharman’s Lighthouse troupe). At the same time he began working in film, making his debut in “deception” (Hoodwink, 1981), where he performed the role of a young Judy Davis (Judy Davis).
Jeffrey went on to star in films and on stage, put some spetakley and even played in them. In the 94th received the prestigious theater award named Sidney Myer for excellence.
International success came to him through the film “Shine” (Shine), in which he played the role of a gifted but unbalanced pianist. Among the contenders for the lead role in this film were such strong actors like Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson and Ralph Fiennes. Since then, Rush started getting starring roles in high-end projects. The first such role was the grandson of Oscar in Gillian Armstrong (Gillian Armstrong) “Oscar and Lucinda” (Oscar and Lucinda, 1997). The following year, it so struck by the work that he has starred in two historical films: Elizabeth (Elizabeth, 1998) and “Shakespeare in Love” (Shakespeare in Love, 1998). In Elizabeth, he played the role of a royal adviser and spy, and in “Shakespeare in Love – the owner of the theater. For his work in the latter was nominated for an Oscar for” Best Supporting Actor “. In the same year Geoffrey starred in Billy August (Bille August)” Les Miserables “(Les Miserables) in the role of the evil Javert (Inspector Javert).
In 1999, Rush hit from the past to the future, starring in “mysterious people” (Mystery Men, 1999). In this science fiction film, he played the role of villainous Casanova Frankenstein (Casanova Frankenstein). Partners on the set was a little-known actors such as Greg Kinnear (Greg Kinnear), Jeanine Garofalo (Janeane Garofalo), Ben Stiller (Ben Stiller) and Paul Reubens (Paul Reubens). In the same year, Rush took part in the filming remake of “The House on the hill of ghosts” (The House on Haunted Hill, 1958, 1999) William Kastla (William Castle), where he played an eccentric millionaire who invited guests for tea, and then terrorized them. These guests played Bridgette Wilson (Bridgette Wilson), Taye Diggs (Taye Diggs) and Peter Gallagher (Peter Gallagher).
In 2000, Jeffrey was invited to the role of the Marquis de Sade in the picture “Quills”. Not everyone would be able to withdraw it without blushing … For his role in this film was nominated for “Oscar”.
And in 2003, he retrained in polukomediynogo actor: “Pirates,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Finding Nemo” …
In 2004, HBO television screens released film about the life of the once popular comedian Peter Sellers. Jeffrey performed in this movie not only a major role, but played for half the remaining characters. For all the advances in this picture Jeffrey received another award Golden Globe.
In late 2005, the global hit theaters tape Steven Spielberg’s “Munich”, where we watched Rush as a “big shot” Mossad.
In the summer of 2006 a dream come true romance of the sea: Captain Barbossa back!
Geoffrey Rush is an honorary Doctor of Arts.
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