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Jack Thompson

Highest Rated:   100% Wake in Fright (2012)
Lowest Rated:   0% Blinder (2013)
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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
59% The Light Between Oceans
  • Ralph Addicott
$12.6M 2016
No Score Yet Blood On The Coal
  • Actor
2015
63% Around The Block
  • Bill O'Donnell
  • Executive Producer
2014
48% The Great Gatsby
  • Dr. Walter Perkins
$144.9M 2013
91% Mystery Road
  • Charlie Murray
2013
0% Blinder
  • Actor
2013
100% Wake in Fright
  • Dick
$28.1k 2012
58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
  • Harris
$23.9M 2011
No Score Yet Oakie's Outback Adventures
  • Actor
2011
55% Mao's Last Dancer
  • Judge Woodrow Seals
$4.9M 2010
21% Oh My God
  • Actor
2009
55% Australia
  • Kipling Flynn
$49.5M 2008
50% Whaledreamers
  • Narrator
2008
94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
  • Actor
2008
53% Leatherheads
  • Harvey
$31.2M 2008
No Score Yet Ten Empty (10 Empty)
  • Actor
2008
41% December Boys
  • Bandy McAnsh
2007
32% The Good German
  • Congressman Breimer
$0.9M 2007
No Score Yet All the Invisible Children
  • Actor
2005
59% Oyster Farmer
  • Skippy
2005
No Score Yet Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Actor
2005
40% Feed
  • Executive Producer
  • Richard
2005
17% Man-Thing
  • Frederic Schist
2005
68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • Jack Jones
$0.6M 2004
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Cliegg Lars
$307.9M 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
48% 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
29% Last Dance
  • The Governor
1996
55% 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 Deception
  • Ed
1993
40% A Far Off Place
  • John Ricketts
1993
No Score Yet Turtle Beach
  • Ralph
1992
55% 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
57% Short Circuit
  • Party Guest
1986
No Score Yet Stagecoach
  • Producer
1986
79% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword)
  • Hawkwood
1985
No Score Yet Burke & Wills
  • Robert O'Hara Burke
1985
79% Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Hicksley-Ellis
1983
No Score Yet Waterfront
  • Actor
1983
80% 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 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
2015-2016
  • Narrator
  • 2016
26% Camp
2013
  • Jack Jesupp
  • 2013

Quotes from Jack Thompson's Characters