Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush
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Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
Rush at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Birthday/Birthplace Geoffrey Roy Rush
(1951-07-06) 6 July 1951
Toowoomba, Queensland
Lives Where Melbourne, Victoria
Citizenship Australian
Other names Geoff Rush
School(s) Everton Park State High School
College(s) University of Queensland
Profession(s) Actor
Active Years 1971–present
Hometown Brisbane, Queensland
Wife/Husband Jane Menelaus (m. 1988)
Kid(s) 2
Awards Won Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Tony Award

Geoffrey Roy Rush (born Toowoomba, Queensland, July 6, 1951) is an Australian actor. He is one of the few people who have won the “Triple Acting Crown”, being the recipient of all the important film prizes, among them: an Oscar, two Golden Globes, three BAFTA, four from the Actors Guild, one Emmy and Tony He is one of the few actors who have won the six most important prizes of interpretation and the first of his nationality to win an Oscar. He is also notable for being the first actor to win the Oscar, the BAFTA, the Golden Globe, the Actors Guild Award and the Critics Award for a single performance: Shine 1996.

In August 2011, he was named founding president of the Australian Film and Television Academy Foundation, affiliated with the Australian Film Institute, was named “Australian of the Year” in 2012. He is a member of the Australian Order, awarded only by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. He is Doctor Honoris Causa de las Letras by the University of Queensland, in Australia. He was also awarded the Centennial Medal of Australia on the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List -2001- for his services to the arts, especially through a distinguished actor career. On December 2, 2017, he resigned as President of the Film Academy after accusations against him of “inappropriate behavior” came to light. The actor maintained that he did not commit sexual harassment.

Geoffrey Rush’s Biography

Rush was born in the city of Toowoomba, located within the region of Queensland, in Australia. He is the son of Merle Kiehne, a real estate agent of German origin, and Roy Baden Rush, of English, Scottish and Irish origin, belonging to the Royal Australian Air Force. Rush spent his childhood with his mother and his maternal grandparents in the suburbs of Brisbane, after the marriage was divorced when he was five years old.

In his teens he started doing theater at a small local school, while attending Everton Park State High School, where they discovered young talents, and soon after he trained at the Queensland Theater Company (at the University of Queensland ), in the city of Brisbane. After graduating in English philology from the University of Queensland, he moved to Paris in 1975 to study pantomime at the school of Jacques Lecoq. When returning to Australia it carried out diverse montages, among them the work of Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot (1979), next to Mel Gibson, actor with whom it shared a floor of bachelor.

At the beginning of the 1980s he was a member of Jim Sharman’s theater company, playing leading roles in numerous classics. Rush has appeared in more than seventy Australian theater productions. It emphasizes its protagonist action in the work of Neil Armfield, Diary of a crazy person (1990). This production was performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg, before returning to reap success at the Adelaide Festival. In 2011 he re-released the work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Over the next three years he played lead roles in Uncle Vania and Oleanna, by David Mamet, alongside Cate Blanchett (with whom he would rejoin the film Elizabeth and its sequel) and also appeared in a continuing Oscar Wilde production of “The importance of being called Ernesto”, where he appeared as Gwendolen. As director, he has been responsible for various productions for the Queensland Theater Company, the Adelaide Festival, the B Belvoir Company, as well as the Magpie Theater for Young People, where he worked as a director for two years and where he set up his own adaptation of The Frogs, of Aristophanes.

After his training in theater he made his debut in the cinema with Hoodwink (1981). After overcoming a depression in the early 1990s he starred in Shine (1996), Scott Hicks, where he played the pianist David Helfgott, for which he won the Oscar for best actor (thus becoming the first Australian to get it) and several awards, both national and international, in addition to the unanimous applause of criticism.

In 1998 he participated in the film Shakespeare in Love, winner of the Oscar for best film, where he played Philip Henslowe, owner of the theater in which they played the works written by William Shakespeare, and which earned him a new Oscar nomination , in this case in the category of best supporting actor. That same year he played Inspector Javert in the film version of Victor Hugo’s novel Les miserables, by Bille August, along with Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes.

In 2000 he received his second Oscar nomination for best actor for his portrayal of the Marquis de Sade in the movie Quills.

Rush at the Pirates of the Caribbean premiere: at the end of the world (2007).

In addition, they highlight films such as The Tailor of Panama (2001), Frida (2002), Cruelty intolerable (2003) or Call Me Peter (2004), where he played Peter Sellers, or also House on Haunted Hill (1999), remake from the movie with the same name directed in 1959 by the director William Castle and starring Vincent Price. Also it highlights the cinematographic series of Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007 and 2011), in whose four parts it intervened like the Captain Héctor Barbossa (antagonist of the first delivery) and secondary protagonist in third and fourth, repeating the voice of his character for the improvements in the attractions of Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland and in the theme parks Magic Kingdom, which involved an audio-animatronic with the resemblance of Rush that is installed (including one in Tokyo Disneyland).

In 2006, Rush was the presenter of the Australian Film Institute awards for the Nine Network channel. He was also the master of ceremonies again at the 2007 AFI Awards.

In early 2009, Rush appeared on a series of limited edition postage stamps alongside some of Australia’s internationally recognized actors. He, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman each appeared twice in the series. The image of Rush is taken from the movie Shine.

In 2009 he premiered on Broadway, along with the actress Susan Sarandon with whom he coincided in the film “Amigas a la fuerza”, the play Exit the King (Le Roi se meurt), by Eugène Ionesco. With this work, premiered in Sydney and Melbourne two years earlier, he won numerous prizes, including his first Tony Award, one of the most prestigious in American theater. Curiously it was also Susan Sarandon who presented the gala in which he won the Oscar.

In 2010 he worked with Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter on the Tom Hooper film The King’s Speech, which focuses on the story of King George VI of the United Kingdom (Firth) and his stuttering, which makes him seek help from a speech-language therapist, Lionel Logue, played by Rush. For this role he gets his fourth Oscar nomination.

In 2013, Rush starred with Jim Sturgess “The Best Offer” and the film version of the best-selling novel “The Book Thief.”

In 2014, “The extraordinary forms of Geoffrey Rush” was exhibited at the Victorian Art Center in Melbourne (Australia). The exhibition, dedicated to ‘Captain Barbosa’ – one of his most popular roles in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise -, exhibits costumes, photographs, videos and different items that belong to Rush’s personal collections, to the Performing Arts Collection from the Melbourne Arts Center, to theater companies and film studios.

In 2017 he plays Albert Einstein in the series “Genius: Einstein” produced by National Geographic, in that same year, he appeared in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, repeating his role as Captain Barbossa.

In November 2017 the Sydney Theater Company & nbsp; revealed that he had received a complaint accusing Rush of having “inappropriate behavior” when working with the company – from 2015 to 2016 he played the & nbsp; King Lear -. Rush denied having committed sexual harassment and said he did not know the details of the accusations against him, but a week later, on December 3, 2017, he resigned as President of the Australian Film Academy.

Geoffrey Rush Net Worth – $40 Million

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