Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1951

Birthplace: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

One of Australia's most popular and distinguished actors, Geoffrey Rush came to the attention of the international community in 1996 with his performance as pianist David Helfgott in Shine (1996). Rush won an Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe, and Australian Film Institute Award for his work, and he subsequently began appearing in films that would further make him known to audiences all over the world. A Queensland native, Rush was born in Toowoomba on July 6, 1951. After taking an arts degree from the University of Queensland, he began his theater career at Brisbane's Queensland Theatre Company. In addition to honing his skills with the classics, Rush lived in Paris for two years, where he studied pantomime at the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime. After returning to Australia, the actor resumed his stage work, at one point co-starring in Waiting for Godot with former roommate Mel Gibson. He spent much of the early '80s as part of director Jim Sharman's Lighthouse troupe and he also began working in film; his debut came in the 1981 Hoodwink, which also featured a young Judy Davis. Rush continued to appear in Australian films and on the stage, directing a number of theatrical productions in addition to acting in them. His big international break came in the form of the aforementioned Shine; following the adulation surrounding his performance as the unbalanced piano prodigy, Rush began to garner substantial roles in a number of high-profile projects. First was Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda (1997), in which he played Oscar's great-grandson. The following year the actor drew raves for his work in Elizabeth, which featured him as the Queen's casually sinister confidant, and Shakespeare in Love, for which he again donned tights, this time to play a debt-ridden theater owner. His work in that film scored him his second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actor. The same year, he could also be seen as the dastardly Inspector Javert in Bille August's adaptation of Les Miserables.In 1999, Rush exchanged the past for the future with Mystery Men. Starring as the dastardly Casanova Frankenstein, he shared the screen with an unlikely assortment of actors, including Greg Kinnear, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, and Paul Reubens. The same year, he starred as an eccentric millionaire who invites a few guests (including Bridgette Wilson, Taye Diggs, and Peter Gallagher) over for some tea and terror in the remake of William Castle's 1958 classic The House on Haunted Hill.At this point audiences in the know were indeed well aware of Rush's versitility, and any actor able to move from the campy, big budget B-horror to the Oscar nominated art-house antics of Phil Kaufman's Quills had little need to prove himself to either critics or audiences. Though he may not have taken home the trophy at the 2001 Academy Awards, his performance as the Marquis de Sade in the Kaufman film drew praise from nearly every corner of the critical spectrum and Rush was now recognized as one of the premier talents of his generation. Whether appearing in such deadly serious independent drama as Frida or wide release cotton candy as The Banger Sisters, Rush was never anything less than fascinating to watch and his enthusiasm for his craft always managed to shine through into his performances. Though the film wasn't seen by the majority of stateside audiences, 2003's Swimming Upstream offered Rush in a meorable turn as the distant father of Australian swimmer Tony Figleton. After taking on one of Austrailia's most notorious outlaws in the 2003 drama Ned Kelley and offering vocal work for the popular Pixar family adventure Finding Nemo, Rush remained on this high seas - this time mostly above water - as the leader of an undead crew of pirates in the 2003 swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Though his menacing performance may have been slightly overshadowed by the flamboyant antics of co-star Johnny Depp, Rush neverthele

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% Storm Boy Mike Kingley 2019
73% Final Portrait Alberto Giacometti 2018
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Barbossa $172.6M 2017
77% The Daughter Henry Neilson $26.9K 2017
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
16% Gods Of Egypt Ra $31.2M 2016
55% Minions TBA $278M 2015
56% The Best Offer Virgil Oldman $85.9K 2014
47% The Book Thief Hans 2013
60% The Eye of the Storm Executive Producer Basil Hunter 2012
26% Green Lantern Tomar-Re $116.7M 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Captain Hector Barbossa $241.1M 2011
31% The Warrior's Way Ron $5.7M 2010
95% The King's Speech Lionel Logue Executive Producer $138.4M 2010
51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ezylryb $54.5M 2010
56% Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Brand New Day Actor 2009
73% $9.99 The Angel/Homeless Man 2008
50% Whaledreamers Actor 2008
34% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham $16.3M 2007
44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End Captain Barbossa $309.5M 2007
47% Candy Casper 2006
53% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Barbossa $423.1M 2006
No Score Yet Eucalyptus Actor 2006
78% Munich Ephraim $47.4M 2005
No Score Yet Harvie Krumpet Narrator 2004
61% Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton 2004
69% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers 2004
75% Intolerable Cruelty Donovan Donaly $35.1M 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Barbossa $305.4M 2003
99% Finding Nemo Nigel $380.6M 2003
55% Ned Kelly Francis Hare 2003
No Score Yet Mercury Actor 2003
75% Frida Leon Trotsky $25.7M 2002
48% The Banger Sisters Harry $30.2M 2002
90% Lantana John $4.3M 2002
77% The Tailor of Panama Harold Pendel $13.2M 2001
No Score Yet The Magic Pudding Bunyip Bluegum 2001
75% Quills The Marquis de Sade $4.3M 2000
30% House on Haunted Hill Steven Price 1999
61% Mystery Men Casanova Frankenstein 1999
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Soul Godfrey Usher 1999
92% Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe 1998
82% Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham 1998
74% Les Miserables Javert 1998
66% Oscar and Lucinda Narrator 1997
80% Children of the Revolution Zachary Welch 1997
91% Shine David Helfgott (adult) 1996
No Score Yet Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dave 1995
No Score Yet Starstruck Floor Manager 1982

TV

Credit
70% Genius
2017-2019
Albert Einstein (older) 2018
2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Kath & Kim
2002-2007
Guest 2005

QUOTES FROM Geoffrey Rush CHARACTERS

Ra says: Have you gotten so lazy that you've forgotten that every god's life is a journey?

Casper says: When you can stop, you don't want to. When you want to stop, you can't.

Candy says: That was beautiful. Let's have some more.

Casper says: When you can stop, you don't want to. When you want to stop, you can't.

Dan says: I wasn't trying to wreck Candy's life. I was trying to make mine better.

Candy says: I wanna try it your way this time.

Casper says: When you can stop, you don't want to. When you want to stop, you can't.

Billy says: Human emotions are like works of art. They can be forged. They seem just like the original, but they're a forgery.

Virgil Oldman says: Forgery?

Billy says: Everything can be faked, Virgil. Joy, pain, hate, illness, recovery, even love.

Virgil Oldman says: I suppose feeling a certain interest in a person necessarily engenders a conviction that she's beautiful.

Ron says: The warrior learned there's a heck of a lot more pleasure making things grow than there is in cutting them down.

Boron says: We only seek the truth.

Soren says: The truth? We told you the truth. The Pure Ones exist. They will enslave us all and rule our world without pity!! I know that the only proof I have are my words... but words were the only proof I had that you existed, and still I believed.

Ezylryb says: And you would argue with that?

Philip Henslowe says: See you in prison.

Hans says: I’m not sure what it all meant. Everything he went through. Everything we did.

Liesel says: We were just being people. That’s what people do.

Marquis de Sade says: It's a powerful aphrodisiac, isn't it? Having power over another man.

Hans says: "Better that we leave the paint behind, than ever forget the music."

Hans says: Better that we leave the paint behind, than ever forget the music.

Liesel says: It was not always mine.

Hans says: Did you steal it?

Max says: It was not always mine.

Liesel says: Did you steal it?

Lionel Logue says: Do you know any jokes?

King George VI says: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.

Yang says: Sheriff?

Ron says: Woman.

Ephraim says: If I cut my nails off the grow up again.

Avner says: Did we accomplish anything at all? Every man we killed has been replaced by worse.

Ephraim says: Why cut my fingernails? They'll grow back.

Ephraim says: Some kitchen donkey thinks that there were two athletes murdered at Munich. But that doesn't make any sense.

George 'Bertie' VI says: I'm not here to discuss personal matters.

Lionel Logue says: Why're you here then?

Lionel Logue says: Why are you here then?

George 'Bertie' VI says: Because I bloody well stammer!

Lionel Logue says: Temper.

Captain Barbossa says: You know Jack, I thought I had you figured out. But it turns out you're a hard man to predict.

Jack Sparrow says: Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you never know when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.

Jack Sparrow says: Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you never know when they're going to do something incredibly stupid.

Captain Barbossa says: The world used to be a bigger place.

Jack Sparrow says: World's still the same. There's just less in it.

Ephraim says: We Kill For Our Future, We Kill For Peace.

Ephraim says: We kill for our future. We kill for peace.

Captain Barbossa says: You better start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner, you're in one!

Jack Sparrow says: All hands to the boats! (Barbossa looks at him) Sorry. You give the orders.

Jack Sparrow says: All hands to the boats! [Barbossa looks at him] Sorry. You give the orders.

Captain Barbossa says: Gents, take a walk.

Jack Sparrow says: Not to the boats?

Jack Sparrow says: My ship, makes me captain!

Captain Barbossa says: They be me charts!

Jack Sparrow says: Well, then that makes you...chartman!

Elizabeth Swann says: Barbossa! Marry us!

Captain Barbossa says: I'm a little busy at the moment!

Captain Barbossa says: It be too late to alter course now, maties! Ha ha ha ha!

Captain Barbossa says: [while going down the Maelstrom] It be too late to alter course now, maties!

Nigel says: Now hop inside my mouth, if you want to live.

Marquis de Sade says: I've been to hell, young man. You've only read about it.

Ezylryb says: Fire my boy, is the blood of the tree

Ezylryb says: Fire my boy, is the blood of the tree.

Lionel Logue says: Please don't smoke. I believe sucking cigarette smoke into your lungs will kill you.

George 'Bertie' VI says: I need to relax. My physicians say it relaxes the throat.

Lionel Logue says: They're idiots.

George 'Bertie' VI says: They've all been knighted.

Lionel Logue says: Makes it official then.

Captain Barbossa says: ...You need to start believing in ghost stories, you're in one!

Captain Barbossa says: You need to start believing in ghost stories, you're in one!

Captain Barbossa says: I feel... cold.

Captain Barbossa says: Aye, we are good and lost now.

Elizabeth Swann says: Lost?

Captain Barbossa says: For certain you have to be lost to find something that cannot be found, else everyone would know where it is.

Captain Barbossa says: The moon light shows us what we really are.

Captain Barbossa says: Masters Pintel and Ragetti, take this fishwife to the brig.

Pintel says: Right this way, Mrs. Fish.

Narrator says: Oscar had tasted the pudding. It did not taste like the fruit of Satan.

Sir Francis Walsingham says: Madam, if I may. A prince should never flinch from being blamed for acts of ruthlessness which are necessary for safe guarding the state and their own person. You must take these things so much to heart that you do not fear to strike. Even the very nearest that you have if they be implicated.

Elizabeth I says: She has such power over men's hearts. They died for her.

Sir Francis Walsingham says: They have found nothing to replace her.

Basil Hunter says: Bless you darling, for your generosity.

Basil Hunter says: I can't really afford to piss off my mother at the moment.

Captain Barbossa says: Ya gotta start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner. YOU'RE IN ONE!

Captain Barbossa says: So what now, Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals locked in an epic battle until judgment day and trumpets sound? Hmmm?

Jack Sparrow says: Or you could surrender!

Captain Barbossa says: Aye, we're good and lost now.

Elizabeth Swann says: Lost?

Captain Barbossa says: For certain you have to be lost to find a place as can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was

Captain Barbossa says: For certain you have to be lost to find a place as can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was.

Captain Barbossa says: It's not gettin' to the land of the dead that's the problem...It's gettin' back.

Captain Barbossa says: You've always run away from a fight!

Jack Sparrow says: Have not!

Captain Barbossa says: You have so!

Captain Barbossa says: Have so and you know it!

Jack Sparrow says: Have not slander and callumy. I have only embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions. I submit that here now, that is what we all must do. We must fight... To Run Away.

Jack Sparrow says: Have not slander and callumy. I have only embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions. I submit that here now, that is what we all must do. We must fight... To run away.

Gibbs says: AYE! (Other pirates repeat)

Gibbs says: AYE! [other pirates repeat]

Elizabeth Swann says: Captain Barbosa, I have come to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal.

Captain Barbossa says: That's a lot of long words, miss. We're naught but humble pirates! What is it you were wanting, exactly?

Elizabeth Swann says: I want you to leave and never come back.

Captain Barbossa says: I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. It means no.

Jack Sparrow says: I'd really hoped we could avoid this.

Captain Barbossa says: Jack, Jack, did you not notice? That be the same island we made you governor of last time around. Maybe you can conjure up another miraculous escape. But I doubt it.

Jack Sparrow says: Last time you gave me a pistol.

Captain Barbossa says: By thunder, your right! Where be Jack's pistol?

Jack Sparrow says: A gentleman would give me a Pair of pistols.

Captain Barbossa says: No, it'll be one pistol like before, and You can be the gentleman and shoot the lady and starve to death yourself.

Captain Barbossa says: What's in your head, boy?

Captain Barbossa says: Who are you?

Jack Sparrow says: He's nobody! A distant relation of my aunt's second cousin's nephew twice removed. [pointing back at Will] Eunuch.

Will Turner says: I am William Turner! The son of William Turner! His blood runs in my veins!

Ragetti says: He's the spitting image of old Bootstrap!

Captain Barbossa says: Name your terms Mr. Turner.

Will Turner says: Elizabeth goes free!

Captain Barbossa says: Yes, we know that one. Anything else?

Lionel Logue says: Do you know The "F Word"?

Lionel Logue says: Do you know The 'F word'?

George 'Bertie' VI says: F-F-Fornication?

King George VI says: Listen to Me! Listen to Me!

Lionel Logue says: Why would i waste my time listening to you?

Lionel Logue says: Why would I waste my time listening to you?

King George VI says: because i have a voice!

King George VI says: because I have a voice!

Lionel Logue says: yes you do

Lionel Logue says: Yes you do.

Ephraim says: We have eleven Palestenian names, each who handed on planning Munich, you are going to kill' em one by one.

King George VI says: What are you doing? Get up you can't seat there. Get up.

King George VI says: [Sees Logue is sitting on the coronation throne] What are you doing? Get up! You can't sit there! GET UP!

Lionel Logue says: Why not? It's a chair.

Captain Barbossa says: I feel... cold.

Captain Barbossa says: Look! The moonlight shows us for what we really are. We are not among the living, so we cannot die, but neither are we dead.

Captain Barbossa says: You're supposed to be dead!

Jack Sparrow says: Am I not?

Jack Sparrow says: Am I not?

Ron says: [from trailer] Ninjas. Damn.

Ron says: Ninjas. Damn.

Lionel Logue says: Do you know the "F" word?

Lionel Logue says: Do you know the "f" word?

George 'Bertie' VI says: Fornicate?

George 'Bertie' VI says: Ffff... fornication?

Lionel Logue says: "We're not a family we're a firm."

Lionel Logue says: We're not a family, we're a firm.

Lionel Logue says: You still stammered on the 'W'.

King George VI says: Well I had to throw in a few so they knew it was me.

Lionel Logue says: I believe that sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you.

King George VI says: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.

Lionel Logue says: They're idiots.

King George VI says: They've all been knighted.

Lionel Logue says: Makes it official then.

Tomar-Re says: The biggest threat the corps ever faced was Parallax.

Tomar-Re says: The greatest threat the Corps ever faced was Parallax, an entity that fed on the yellow energy of fear.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: Mermaid waters, that be our path.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: Are we not king's men?

Captain Barbossa says: Better were the days when mastery of seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures... but from the sweat of a man's brow and the strength of his back alone. You all know this to be true!

Captain Barbossa says: Better were the days when mastery of seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures, but from the sweat of a man's brow and the strength of his back alone. You all know this to be true!

Elizabeth Swann says: I hardly believe in ghost stories, Captain Barbossa.

Captain Barbossa says: Aye. That's exactly what I thought when first told of the tale. Buried in the island of the dead that which cannot be found except by those who already knows where it is. Find it, we did. And there be the chest... and inside, be the gold. We took them all! Spent 'em, traded 'em and fritted 'em away, for drink and food and pleasurable company. But the more we gave them away, the more we came to realize. The drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, nor the company in the world would harm or slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were. But now, we are consumed by it.

Captain Barbossa says: Aye. That's exactly what I thought when first told of the tale. Buried in the island of the dead that which cannot be found except by those who already knows where it is. Find it, we did. And there be the chest, and inside, be the gold. We took them all! Spent 'em, traded 'em and fritted 'em away, for drink and food and pleasurable company. But the more we gave them away, the more we came to realize. The drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, nor the company in the world would harm or slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were. But now, we are consumed by it.

Captain Barbossa says: The Medallion! She's taken it! Get after her you feckless pack of ingrates!

Lionel Logue says: You don?t need to be afraid of things you were afraid of when you were five.

Lionel Logue says: You don't need to be afraid of things you were afraid of when you were five.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: What be wrong with an old man havin a hobby?

Captain Hector Barbossa says: The Revenge is mine.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: The revenge is mine.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: Gentlemen, the fountain is the prize. Mermaid waters, that be our path.

Lionel Logue says: Pauses are fine... it shows solemnity

Lionel Logue says: Pauses are fine, it shows solemnity

King George VI says: Then I'm the solemnest King in the world!

King George VI says: My doctor said smoking relaxes the larynx

Lionel Logue says: Well, they're idiots

Lionel Logue says: Well, they're idiots.

George 'Bertie' VI says: But I'm not supposed to light it

George 'Bertie' VI says: But I'm not supposed to light it.

Lionel Logue says: That makes it official

Lionel Logue says: That makes it official.

Lionel Logue says: Do you know the "F" word?

Lionel Logue says: Do you know the 'F' word?

George 'Bertie' VI says: Fu...fu...fu.... Fornication!

Tomar-Re says: The ring turns thought into reality

Tomar-Re says: The ring turns thought into reality.

Nigel says: Fish are friends, not food.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: Dying is the day worth living for.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: "So tell me.....What's become of my ship?"

Captain Hector Barbossa says: So tell me... What's become of my ship?

Captain Hector Barbossa says: So tell me. What's become of my ship?

Captain Barbossa says: We are cursed men, Miss Turner.

Captain Hector Barbossa says: You can sleep when you're dead!

Captain Barbossa says: Better were the days when mastery of seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures... but from the sweat of a man's brow and the strength of his back alone. You all know this to be true!

Lionel Logue says: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs, well it will kill you.

Lionel Logue says: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs, well, it will kill you.

George 'Bertie' VI says: My physicians all say it relaxes the throat.

Lionel Logue says: Well they're idiots.

Lionel Logue says: Well, they're idiots.

George 'Bertie' VI says: They've all been knighted.

Lionel Logue says: (pause) Makes it official then.

Lionel Logue says: My Castle, My Rules!

Lionel Logue says: My castle, my rules!