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Jude Law

Highest Rated:   94% Spy (2015)
Lowest Rated:   11% All The King's Men (2006)
Birthplace:   Lewisham, London, England, UK
Although he first appeared as just one of the latest crop of golden-skinned English imports to caress the hormones of American filmgoers, Jude Law is steadily proving that his talents lie beyond his ability to smolder seductively in front of the camera. Since 1995, when Law made the transition from British soap opera to Broadway via Sean Mathias' Indiscretions (in which he co-starred with Kathleen Turner), his work has increasingly garnered favorable notice from critics and moviegoers alike.Born in London on December 29, 1972, Law started acting as a teenager. Before Indiscretions, his most notable role was in Shopping (1994), a British production that gave him both initial recognition and an introduction to his future wife, actress Sadie Frost (the couple has two children). After the critical and commercial success of Indiscretions, Law began finding more work in film, starring as Claire Danes' boyfriend in I Love You, I Love You Not (1997) and as the genetically privileged man who sells his identity to Ethan Hawke in Gattaca (1997). Also in 1997, Law took on the plum role of Alfred Lord Douglas (or Bosie), Oscar Wilde's volatile lover in Wilde. Although none of these films received unanimously positive critical (or box-office) attention, they did help to further establish Law as an actor to be taken seriously. Law followed them with a small part in Bent (1997) and the more pivotal role of Billy, Jim Williams' hotheaded and ill-fated lover in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). Following that film, Law went on to make a few smaller films, including Music From Another Room (also starring a still unknown Gretchen Mol) and The Final Cut, in which he played a sinister, deceased version of himself.In 1999, Law appeared in David Cronenberg's cyberific eXistenZ and completed filming Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett. The film earned widespread acclaim upon its release, much of which was lavished on Law's portrayal of the serially charming and devastatingly superficial Dickie Greenleaf. Law garnered both a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance, further cementing his reputation as one of the more promising up-and-coming actors on either side of the ocean.After a turn as a Russian marksman facing off against a Nazi sniper in Enemy at the Gates (2001), Law returned to sci-fi with his role as love machine Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg's eagerly anticipated A.I.In addition to his acting commitments, Law kept busy with Natural Nylon, the production company he founded with Sadie Frost, Sean Pertwee, Ewan McGregor, and Jonny Lee Miller. In 2002, Law starred alongside film veterans Tom Hanks and Paul Newman in the multiple Oscar-winning Road to Perdition and was on the path to an Oscar once again for his performance in Cold Mountain (2003) with Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. After appearing in only two films in as many years, Law was virtually unavoidable in the last third of 2004, with substantial roles in a grand total of six films. First up, he played the title role in the blue-screened sci-fi action flick Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, starring alongside the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and a "resurrected" Laurence Olivier. A month later, he could be found starring in the remake of Alfie as well as in the ensemble cast of David O. Russell's comedy I Heart Huckabees. And before the close of the year, audiences could catch him in Mike Nichols' romantic drama Closer, as Errol Flynn in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, and providing the voice of the title character in the big-screen adaptation of Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. Produced on an elephantine, effects-heavy budget by the wunderkind, billon-dollar powerhouse Scott Rudin (The Firm, Sister Act) and starring Jim Carrey, the film opened in December 2004


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Rhythm Section
  • Actor
No Score Yet Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Albus Dumbledore
91% Vox Lux
  • The Manager
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
  • Vortigern
$39.1M 2017
52% Genius
  • Thomas Wolfe
$1.4M 2016
94% Spy
  • Bradley Fine
$90M 2015
80% Black Sea
  • Robinson
57% Dom Hemingway
  • Dom Hemingway
$0.4M 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Young Writer
$57M 2014
82% Side Effects
  • Dr. Jonathan Banks
$32.2M 2013
74% Rise of the Guardians
  • Pitch
$98.8M 2012
64% Anna Karenina
  • Karenin
$12.9M 2012
20% 360
  • Michael Daly
$49.8k 2012
59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Dr. John Watson
$186.9M 2011
93% Hugo
  • Hugo's Father
$73.9M 2011
84% Contagion
  • Alan Krumwiede
$75.7M 2011
No Score Yet Beyond Time-William Turnbull
  • Narrator
21% Repo Men
  • Remy
$13.2M 2010
71% Sherlock Holmes
  • Dr. John Watson
$208.8M 2009
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Imaginarium Tony #2
$7.6M 2009
29% Rage
  • Minx
No Score Yet King Conqueror
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Day After Peace
  • Actor
35% Sleuth
  • Producer
  • Milo Tindle
$0.3M 2007
47% My Blueberry Nights
  • Jeremy
$0.8M 2007
34% Breaking and Entering
  • Will Francis
$0.9M 2007
47% The Holiday
  • Graham
$63.3M 2006
11% All The King's Men
  • Jack Burden
$7.3M 2006
71% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Lemony Snicket
$118.5M 2004
87% The Aviator
  • Errol Flynn
$102.6M 2004
68% Closer
  • Dan
$34M 2004
48% Alfie
  • Alfie
$13.4M 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees
  • Brad Stand
$12.8M 2004
71% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Producer
  • Sky Captain
$37.6M 2004
70% Cold Mountain
  • Inman
81% Road to Perdition
  • Maguire
$104.1M 2002
73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Gigolo Joe
54% Enemy at the Gates
  • Zaitsev
$50.6M 2001
25% Love, Honour and Obey
  • Jude
No Score Yet Immortality
  • Actor
47% Immortality
  • Steven
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Dickie Greenleaf
No Score Yet Tube Tales
  • Director
73% Existenz
  • Ted Pikul
No Score Yet Final Cut
  • Actor
71% Wilde
  • Lord Alfred Douglas
33% Music From Another Room
  • Danny
71% Bent
  • Stormtrooper
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Billy Hanson
40% I Love You, I Love You Not
  • Ethan
82% Gattaca
  • Jerome/Eugene
No Score Yet Shopping
  • Billy
No Score Yet Tailor of Gloucester
  • Actor
No Score Yet A Bird in Hand
  • Director


No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • Guest
  • 2017
31% Neo Yokio
  • Charles
  • Voice
  • 2017
79% The Young Pope
  • Lenny Belardo/Pope Pius XIII
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
  • Host
  • Performer
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2006
  • 2004

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