More Guy Pearce Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Proposition)Regarded as one of the most complex actors of his generation, Guy Pearce made his mark a decade ago playing a pretty young drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The film was a box office and critical hit, becoming one of the ten most successful Australian films of all time and receiving an Oscar, two Golden Globe nominations, two BAFTA's and numerous AFI nominations. Guy's diverse array of roles since that time include Ed Exley in the slick crime drama LA Confidential, amnesiac Leonard Shelby in the intelligent thriller Memento, and hardened criminal Dale Twentyman in the recent Australian heist movie The Hard Word, in which he starred opposite Rachel Griffiths.
Guy's other recent credits include Two Brothers, from acclaimed French director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet), the HG Wells adaptation The Time Machine, directed by the author's great grandson Simon Wells, and the big budget adaptation of the Dumas novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Bio courtesy First Look Studios for "The Proposition" (09-Jul-2006)
Biography #3 (for The Hard Word)Pearce first came to international attention with a head-turning performance as drag queen Mitzi in Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). He cemented a growing reputation in Curtis Hanson's exhilarating noir thriller, L.A. Confidential (1997), playing by-the-book cop Ed Exley alongside Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger; and, more recently, as the lead in the brainteaser hit Memento (2000). Pearce developed his talent from an early age with numerous television, theatre and film roles in Australia. He was a teen idol in the long running TV series Neighbours, toured in the musical Grease and regularly appears on stage, most recently for Melbourne's Playbox Theatre in David Williamson's Face to Face and in 2002 for the Melbourne Theatre Company in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. His other film credits include Dating The Enemy (1995), Antonia Bird's Ravenous (1998), William Friedkin's Rules of Engagement (2000) with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson, opposite Helena Bonham-Carter in Michael Petronis' Till Human Voices Wake Us (2001), The Count of Monte Cristo (2001) directed by Kevin Reynolds and The Time Machine (2002), directed by Simon Wells and co-starring Jeremy Irons.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "The Hard Word" (08-Jun-2003)