Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 15% Gods of Egypt (2016)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1951

Birthplace: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Actor Geoffrey Rush was little known outside his native Australia when he soared to international prominence on the wings of his remarkable portrayal of eccentric pianist David Helfgott in Scott Hicks' acclaimed biopic "Shine" (1996), for which he won a slew of awards, including an Oscar for Best Actor. Arguably his country's top stage actor, he had struggled for years to achieve recognition, but post-"Shine," Rush would remain both prolific and highly regarded as a film presence. Rush chewed the scenery with relish in the Academy Award-winning "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, and brought the depraved Marquis de Sade to life with unsettling voracity in "Quills" (2000). He played brilliantly off of a cast-against-type Pierce Brosnan in the spy thriller "The Tailor of Panama" (2001) before taking to the high seas in the mega-franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003), as the ghost pirate Barbossa, who Rush would portray several more times. He went on to win awards for his title performance in the cable biopic "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" (HBO, 2004), and won critical praise for his role as an early 20th-Century vocal therapist in "The King's Speech" (2010). Always unconventional, Rush excelled in essaying characters who were alternately eccentric, cowardly, brilliant, or insane - sometimes a combination of all four - creating one of the most impressive résumés of any actor of his generation.

Highest rated movies

The King's Speech
Shakespeare in Love
Shine
Lantana
Elizabeth
Holding the Man
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Children of the Revolution

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 71% Storm Boy Mike "Storm Boy" Kingley (Character),
Executive Producer
$67.7K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Boy Unknown (Character) - 2019
73% 48% Final Portrait Alberto Giacometti (Character) $460.9K 2017
30% 60% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Captain Hector Barbossa (Character) $172.5M 2017
15% 37% Gods of Egypt Ra (Character) $31.1M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose Oak Tree (Character) - 2015
77% 62% The Daughter Henry (Character) $26.4K 2015
81% 81% Holding the Man Barry (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
55% 49% Minions Narrator $336.0M 2015
56% 77% The Best Offer Virgil Oldman (Character) $82.0K 2013
48% 73% The Book Thief Hans Hubermann (Character) $21.4M 2013
60% 46% The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter (Character) $67.0K 2011
26% 45% Green Lantern Tomar-Re (Voice) $116.6M 2011
33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Barbossa (Character) $241.1M 2011
94% 92% The King's Speech Lionel Logue (Character),
Executive Producer
$138.8M 2010
32% 47% The Warrior's Way Ron (Character) $5.7M 2010
52% 63% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ezylryb (Voice) $55.7M 2010
56% 52% Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus (Character) $110.0K 2009
73% 55% $9.99 Angel (Voice) $52.1K 2008
35% 59% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham (Character) $16.3M 2007
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Capt. Barbossa (Character) $309.4M 2007
47% 77% Candy Casper (Character) $44.7K 2006
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Barbossa (Character) $423.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eucalyptus Unknown (Character) - 2006
78% 83% Munich Ephraim (Character) $47.4M 2005
69% 72% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 89% Harvie Krumpet Narrator - 2003
55% 53% Ned Kelly Superintendent Hare (Character) $74.9K 2003
76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Donovan Donaly (Character) $35.1M 2003
80% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Barbossa (Character) $305.4M 2003
99% 86% Finding Nemo Nigel (Voice) - 2003
61% 80% Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton (Character) $47.2K 2002
76% 85% Frida Leon Trotsky (Character) $25.8M 2002
48% 42% The Banger Sisters Harry (Character) $30.3M 2002
90% 82% Lantana John (Character) $4.5M 2001
76% 46% The Tailor of Panama Harry Pendel (Character) $13.5M 2001
No Score Yet 57% The Magic Pudding Bunyip Bluegum (Voice) - 2000
75% 83% Quills The Marquis de Sade (Character) $7.1M 2000
31% 42% House on Haunted Hill Stephen H. Price (Character) $40.8M 1999
61% 57% Mystery Men Casanova Frankenstein (Character) $29.8M 1999
75% 83% Les Miserables Javert (Character) $13.9M 1998
No Score Yet 0% A Little Bit of Soul Godfrey Usher (Character) - 1998
92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe (Character) $100.2M 1998
83% 86% Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham (Character) $30.1M 1998
67% 65% Oscar and Lucinda Narrator $1.6M 1997
79% 71% Children of the Revolution Welch (Character) $830.6K 1996
91% 90% Shine David as an Adult (Character) $35.9M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mercury Bill Wyatt (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 64% Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dave Rudd (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
70% 57% Genius Albert Einstein (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lowdown Unknown (Character) 2012