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Joel Edgerton

Highest Rated:   95% Animal Kingdom (2010)
Lowest Rated:   20% Open Window (2006)
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Birthplace:   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A native of Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, actor Joel Edgerton grew up in the town of Dural, where he attended primary and secondary school. After high school, the aspiring thespian attended the Nepean Drama School on the Kingswood Campus at the University of Western Sydney, graduating in 1994. Cinematically, he divided his subsequent efforts between producing (for his Blue Tongue Films production shingle, co-run with his brother) and acting, but placed the greatest emphasis on acting. Early features (produced mostly in Australia) included Praise (1998), Dogwatch (1999), and Erskineville Kings (1999), but Edgerton came into his own with his popular ongoing turn as Will McGill on the Aussie soaper The Secret Life of Us, then branched out into increased international exposure with onscreen contributions to two of George Lucas' Star Wars films, Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005). Those assignments represented something of a watershed for Edgerton, who then worked predominantly on higher profiled features, including Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces (2007) and Tatia Rosenthal's $9.99 (2008). In 2010, he co-starred in the highly acclaimed Australian crime-drama Animal Kingdom and lent his voice to the animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Edgerton soon began scoring starring roles, headlining the disappointing 2011 remake of The Thing, starring opposite Jennifer Garner in the family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) and playing a predominate role in the Academy Award-nominated Zero Dark Thirty (2012). In 2013, he played Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Boy Erased
  • Director
  • Victor
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2018
No Score Yet Gringo
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Red Sparrow
  • Actor
2018
89% It Comes At Night
  • Actor
$14M 2017
No Score Yet Bright
  • Actor
2017
89% Loving
  • Richard Loving
$7.7M 2016
83% Midnight Special
  • Lucas
$3.4M 2016
39% Jane Got a Gun
  • Dan Frost
$1M 2016
61% Life
  • John Morris
2015
73% Black Mass
  • John Connolly
$48.8M 2015
92% The Gift
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Gordo
$33.1M 2015
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Ramses
2014
74% Felony
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Malcolm Toohey
$0.2M 2014
66% The Rover
  • Screenwriter
$0.8M 2014
No Score Yet The Double Hour
  • Actor
2014
70% Wish You Were Here
  • Dave
$0.9M 2013
48% The Great Gatsby
  • Tom Buchanan
$144.9M 2013
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
$95.8M 2013
34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Jim Green
$51.9M 2012
50% Fighting Fear
  • Actor
2011
35% The Thing
  • Baxter Carter
$17M 2011
82% Warrior
  • Brendan Conlon
$13.7M 2011
75% Acolytes
  • Ian Wright
2011
49% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Metal Beak
$54.5M 2010
75% The Waiting City
  • Ben
2010
95% Animal Kingdom
  • Barry "Baz" Brown
$1.1M 2010
86% The Square
  • Billy
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
$0.5M 2010
No Score Yet Separation City
  • Simon
2009
75% $9.99
  • Ron
2008
No Score Yet Whisper
  • Vince Delayo
2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Hugo Croop
$35.6M 2007
No Score Yet Spider
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Crossbow
  • Actor
2007
20% Open Window
  • Peter
2006
57% Kinky Boots
  • Charlie Price
$1.7M 2006
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Owen Lars
2005
No Score Yet The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet All the Way
  • Rod Blue
2004
31% King Arthur
  • Gawain
$51.8M 2004
40% The Hard Word
  • Shane Twentyman
$0.5M 2003
56% Ned Kelly
  • Aaron Sherritt
2003
No Score Yet Night We Called It a Day
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet All the Way: The Kidnapping of a Music Legend
  • Actor
2003
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Owen Lars
$307.9M 2002
88% Praise
  • Leo
2000
No Score Yet Sample People
  • Sem
2000
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
  • Tom Cosgrove
2000
No Score Yet Erskineville Kings
  • Wayne
1999
22% Race the Sun
  • Steve Fryman
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014

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