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Guy Pearce

From an early age, Guy Pearce was drawn to acting. He first learned his craft as a member of various theatrical groups in his hometown of Geelong, Victoria in Australia. Within days of graduating high school, he landed his first professional acting job on the popular Australian TV show Neighbours. More theatre and television roles followed but it wasn't until his remarkable performance in Stephan Elliott's international cult hit THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, that his talents were truly recognized.

Since then, Pearce has emerged as one of the cinema's most versatile and respected talents. He stars in Ridley Scott's upcoming epic sci-fi thriller PROMETHEUS, with Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace. He has starred in such films as the Oscar-winning L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, MEMENTO, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, THE TIME MACHINE, TRAITOR, THE PROPOSITION, FIRST SNOW and FACTORY GIRL.

More recently, he appeared in the Oscar-winners THE HURT LOCKER and THE KING'S SPEECH, as well as DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, LOCKOUT, and the Australian crime thriller ANIMAL KINGDOM. In 2011 Pearce won and Emmy¬ award for his portrayal of Monte Beragon in Todd Haynes' adaptation of Mildred Pierce for HBO. He has twice worked with John Hillcoat, on THE PROPOSITION and THE ROAD. Additional film credits include BEDTIME STORIES, with Adam Sandler; DEATH DEFYING ACTS, with Catherine Zeta Jones; SEEKING JUSTICE, with Nicholas Cage; 33 POSTCARDS; and IN HER SKIN, alongside Sam Neill and Miranda Otto. He recently completed writer/director Drake Doremus' next untitled feature, opposite Amy Ryan and Felicity Jones.


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Guy Pearce Facts

Birth NameGuy Edward Pearce
OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 5, 1967 (50)
SignLibra
BirthplaceEly, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Guy Pearce compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Equals
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Brimstone
Prometheus
Iron Man 3
Traitor
Lawless
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