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Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
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Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby.
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Joel Edgerton (born June 23, 1974) is an Australian film and television actor. Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales. He has appeared in such films as Erskineville Kings, King Arthur, Ned Kelly, and, most notably, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, portraying a young Owen Lars, stepbrother of Anakin Skywalker and uncle to Luke Skywalker. Edgerton`s brother, Nash, was the stunt double for Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before moving on to various stage productions, most notably at Sydney Theatre Company - Blackrock, Third World Blues and Love for Love - and Bell Shakespeare - Henry IV - as well as television series. He is known for playing the role of Will on the series The Secret Life of Us for which he was nominated for an AFI award. In 2005, he lent his voice to the title character of The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, an Academy Award-nominated animated short film.
The same year, Edgerton appeared in the British comedy Kinky Boots, in a lead role alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the son of a deceased shoe maker who must find a niche market in the 21st century. He also had a significant role in the 2006 American film Smokin` Aces. Edgerton was seen in the film Whisper with Josh Holloway in 2007, and will be seen in the upcoming films The Square, directed by his brother Nash, Acolytes, an Australian film about teenagers who get revenge on a serial killer, and Separation City, a comedy-drama which follows the collapse of two marriages. Edgerton is currently filming the MMA movie Warrior, slated for a 2010 release by Lions Gate Entertainment. Edgerton plays the older son of Nick Nolte and older brother of Tom Hardy in the film, and is the film`s main antagonist. In 2009 he starred alongside Cate Blanchett as Stanley in the Sydney Theatre Company`s acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Edgerton and Blanchett also appeared in a production of this play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 2009. On 07 February 2010, he was cast in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.`s prequel to The Thing, he will potray the helicopter pilot Sam Carter.
Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in films such as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Warrior (2011), The Thing (2011), Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013), Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) as the main antagonist Ramesses II and Black Mass (2015) as corrupt FBI agent John Connolly.
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Hills Grammar School in Sydney
University of Western Sydney-Nepean Kingswood Campus and studied Drama
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Shanahan Management Pty Ltd.
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