Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Wake in Fright (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Blinder (2013)
  • Birthday: Aug 31, 1940
  • Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • A sturdy, dependable lead with substantial romantic appeal and genre versatility, rugged Aussie performer Jack Thompson attained tremendous stardom as one of the top box-office draws in his native country. He received one of his best-known (and most visible) assignments early in his career, with lead billing on a television series: the Australian WWII adventure drama Spyforce (1971-1973). Born Jack Payne, Thompson took his big screen bow in Fever Heat (1968), but Ken Hannam's period sheep-shearing drama Sunday Too Far Away (1975) - as a cornerstone of the New Australian Cinema - represented the actor's first and most significant career breakthrough. Indeed, Thompson's subsequent rise to stardom closely matches the rebirth and renewed prominence of Australian film during the '70s. Other notable Thompson efforts include Caddie (1976), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), and The Man From Snowy River (1982). For his many contributions to Australian cinema, Thompson was awarded an Order of Australia and was named the country's Good Will Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a post he served for several years. In the late '90s - thanks in no small part to the runaway success of the international crossover hit The Sum of Us (1994) (in which Thompson plays an open-minded father supportive of his son's gay lifestyle), Thompson made the transition to Hollywood. His American credits included Clint Eastwood's offbeat drama Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) (as the defense attorney of an eccentric antique dealer); George Lucas's intergalactic romance Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (as Cliegg Lars, Luke Skywalker's step-grandfather); and Steven Soderberg's World War II drama The Good German (as a congressman). In 2008, Thompson teamed up with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger for the period football comedy Leatherheads.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Blue World Order Actor 2017
80% Don't Tell Bob Myers 2017
62% The Light Between Oceans Ralph Addicott $12.6M 2016
No Score Yet Blood On The Coal Actor 2015
63% Around The Block Executive Producer Bill O'Donnell 2014
48% The Great Gatsby Dr. Walter Perkins $144.9M 2013
0% Blinder Actor 2013
92% Mystery Road Charlie Murray 2013
100% Wake in Fright Dick $28.1K 2012
59% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Harris $24M 2011
No Score Yet Oakie's Outback Adventures Actor 2011
55% Mao's Last Dancer Judge Woodrow Seals $4.9M 2010
22% Oh My God Actor 2009
55% Australia Kipling Flynn $49.5M 2008
50% Whaledreamers Narrator 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
52% Leatherheads Harvey $31.2M 2008
No Score Yet Ten Empty (10 Empty) Actor 2008
41% December Boys Bandy McAnsh 2007
33% The Good German Congressman Breimer $0.9M 2007
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children Actor 2005
56% Oyster Farmer Skippy 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Actor 2005
57% Feed Richard Executive Producer 2005
17% Man-Thing Frederic Schist 2005
67% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Jack Jones $0.6M 2004
66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Cliegg Lars $308M 2002
12% Original Sin Alan Jordan $15.2M 2001
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific Capt. George Brackett 2001
No Score Yet The Magic Pudding Buncle 2001
No Score Yet Feeling Sexy Shopkeeper 1999
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Sonny Seiler 1997
32% Excess Baggage Alexander Hope 1997
No Score Yet Under the Lighthouse Dancing Harry 1997
No Score Yet Turtle Beach (The Killing Beach) Ralph Hamilton 1996
32% Last Dance The Governor 1996
53% Broken Arrow Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff 1996
No Score Yet McLeod's Daughters Jack McLeod 1996
67% The Sum of Us Harry Mitchell 1995
No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Actor 1995
No Score Yet Deception Ed 1993
45% A Far Off Place John Ricketts 1993
No Score Yet Turtle Beach Ralph 1992
50% Wind Neville 1992
No Score Yet Resistance Mr. Wilson 1992
No Score Yet Killing Beach Actor 1991
No Score Yet After the Shock Fireman 1990
No Score Yet Trouble in Paradise Jake 1989
No Score Yet Ground Zero Trebilcock 1987
58% Short Circuit Party Guest 1986
No Score Yet Stagecoach Producer 1986
81% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword) Hawkwood 1985
No Score Yet Burke & Wills Robert O'Hara Burke 1985
80% Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Hicksley-Ellis 1983
No Score Yet Waterfront Actor 1983
No Score Yet Special Bulletin Actor 1983
83% The Man from Snowy River Clancy 1982
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Ariel 1982
No Score Yet Bad Blood Stanley Graham 1982
No Score Yet The Club Laurie 1980
No Score Yet The Earthling Ross Daley 1980
100% 'Breaker' Morant Maj. J.F. Thomas 1980
100% The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Rev. Neville 1978
No Score Yet Mad Dog Morgan Detective Manwaring 1976
No Score Yet Caddie Ted 1976
No Score Yet Sunday Too Far Away Foley 1975
No Score Yet Jock Petersen Tony Petersen 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Tales by Light
2015-2018
Narrator
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Devil's Playground
2014
Cardinal Constantine Neville
  • 2014
29% Camp
2013
Jack Jesupp
  • 2013
No Score Yet Blue Water Empire
2019

QUOTES FROM Jack Thompson CHARACTERS

Harris
This house is unsafe for a child.