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Joel Edgerton (born 23.06.74) Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, producer and screenwriter, best known for his roles in films like 'Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of The Clones' and 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Warrior'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Joel Edgerton has a net worth of three million USD.

Childhood: Joel Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Michael and Marianne Edgerton. He attended The Hills Grammar School in Sydney, graduating in 1991. After this, he moved to the University of Western Sydney, where he studied at Nepean Drama School. Edgerton then went on to work at Sydney Theatre Company amongst other venues.

Career Edgerton: made his screen debut in an episode of the Australian television show, 'Police Rescue', in 1995. This was followed by his feature film debut the following year in 'Race the Sun'. After appearing in a series of short films and television movies, Edgerton landed a role in 'Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones' in 2002. In 2004, Edgerton appeared in the film 'King Arthur' alongside Clive Owen before reprising his role in 'Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith'. In 2006, Edgerton appeared in the film 'Smokin' Aces', before landing a main role in the television series 'Dangerous' in 2007. Edgerton later appeared in the children's animated movie, 'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' in 2010. The following year, Edgerton shot into the limelight following his starring role opposite Tom Hardy in 'Warrior'. This was followed by an appearance in 'Zero Dark Thirty' in 2012, and a large part in 2013's 'The Great Gatsby'. Also in 2013, Edgerton wrote his first feature-length screenplay for 'Felony', which also saw Edgerton star. In 2014, Edgerton appeared opposite Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott film 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'.



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66th Annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Premiere At Berlinale Palace

Joel Edgerton - The 66th annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) Midnight Special Premiere at Berlinale Palace in Potsdamer Platz. at Berlinale Palace - Berlin, Germany - Friday 12th February 2016

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Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols
Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols
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Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher and Michael Shannon
Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher and Michael Shannon

66th Annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Premiere At Berlinale Palace

Joel Edgerton - The 66th annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) Midnight Special Premiere at Berlinale Palace in Potsdamer Platz. at Berlinale Palace - Berlin, Germany - Friday 12th February 2016

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Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols
Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols
Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols
Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher and Michael Shannon
Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher and Michael Shannon

66th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Photocall

Joel Edgerton - 66th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Photocall - Berlin, Germany - Friday 12th February 2016

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Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst
Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst
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66th BIFF (Berlinale) - 'Midnight Special' - Photocall Arrivals

Joel Edgerton - 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Midnight Special' - Photocall Arrivals at The Grand Hyatt Hotel - Berlin, Germany - Friday 12th February 2016

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66th Annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Photocall At Grand Hyatt Hotel

Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon , Joel Edgerton - The 66th Annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Midnight Special - Photocall at Grand Hyatt hotel at The Grand Hyatt Hotel - Berlin, Germany - Friday 12th February 2016

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu And Ridley Scott Lead First Set Of Directors Guild Of America Nominations


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The first set of nominees for the 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards have now been announced, with nods for the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015 featuring five directors from some of the biggest film favourites of the year.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio in The RevenantAlejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of 'The Revenant'

Predictably, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is up there for 'The Revenant'; a visceral biopic which won three awards at the Golden Globes this year (Best Drama, Director and Actor in a Drama with Leonardo DiCaprio). He was previously nominated for 2006's 'Babel', won the award for his 2014 movie 'Birdman', and also won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Procter & Gamble's 'Best Job' campaign in 2012. Ridley Scott is another DGA staple who's once again looking at this award for 'The Martian' starring Matt Damon; another Golden Globes favourite with two awards under its belt. He has yet to win at the DGA's, but this is his fourth time nominated following 1990's 'Thelma and Louise', 1999's Gladiator and 2000's 'Black Hawk Down'.

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Jane Got A Gun Trailer


Jane Hammond has always been an independent woman, but living in the developing West is precarious even for her. After a treacherous few years and constant aggravation from a nasty gang called The Bishop Boys, Jane marries a man by the name of Bill 'Ham' Hammond and things settle down.

However, when Hamm returns home badly injured after running into The Bishop Boys, Jane decides there's no other option but to face her past and take on the Colin McCann and the rest of the infamous gang. Jane contacts the only person she knows who she thinks will be able to help her, her ex-fiance and gunslinger Dan Frost. Recruiting Frost and returning to the family home, the three await the arrival of the gang. One way or another score will be settled.

Jane Got A Gun will be released in the UK from Spring 2016.

Black Mass Review

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For a biopic of a real-life person, this feels like an oddly standard mob thriller. It's the true story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, and it's told with gritty filmmaking and robust performances. But there's very little about the movie that sets it apart, leaving it as yet another depiction of violent criminal ambition and betrayal. And by the end, it's difficult to escape the feeling that we've seen it all before.

It opens in 1975 South Boston, where Jimmy Bulger (Johnny Depp) runs the Irish mafia, while his brother Billy (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a senator. Their childhood friend John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) is an FBI agent who has asked for their help in taking down the rival Angiulo family, which Jimmy sees as a win-win situation: he'll get rid of the competition while avoiding jail himself. Over the next 10 years, Jimmy expands his operation dramatically, and he's not afraid to get his own hands dirty as he sorts out problems that are created by his sidekicks (including Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons and W. Earl Brown), all of whom are increasingly annoyed at his control-freak ways. But as Jimmy becomes even more notorious, the FBI boss (Kevin Bacon) pressures John to take him down.

The actors dive into their roles. Depp transforms himself physically into a prowling thug with terrifyingly piercing eyes. He may be a heartless killer, but he's also a caring family man. Opposite him, Edgerton has a trickier role as a federal agent who operates more like the gangster he'd rather be, casually ignoring the law to push his own agenda. In the sprawling supporting cast, only a few characters emerge memorably: Cumberbatch has a sparky presence, Cochrane offers some thoughtfulness, and Bacon gets to chomp on the scenery. Other roles are much briefer, especially the sidelined female characters.

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Midnight Special Trailer


Alton is a very special young boy who has been given a unique gift. When his father, Roy, finds out that Alton is in trouble with his freedom - and life - in jeopardy, Roy takes matters in his own hands and kidnaps his son. On the run and being hunted by religious extremists and special agents, Roy takes to the road with his close friend in order to protect his son.

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Michael Caine Vomits Due To Stagefright


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The 82 year old began acting at the age of 20 in small theatres around England, and production staff would often give him a vomit bucket because he suffered such crippling bouts of stagefright.

"The first time I went onstage, there was a bucket there", he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I said, 'What's that bucket for?' They said, 'Well, in case you want to throw up.' And a couple of times, I did. I threw up in the bucket, I was so nervous."

Michael, who has retired from the stage due to his age, also admits he had trouble controlling his bladder before each show, adding, "In those little dressing rooms, when you're starting, there's no toilet, and when you get nervous, you want to pee. So the first thing you learn to do as an actor is learn to pee in the sink."

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Joel Edgerton: 'I Fought To Make Jane Got A Gun'


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The film, which also stars Natalie Portman, has been dogged by troubles since its inception, with actors including Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper dropping out and director Lynn Ramsay exiting on the eve of filming.

The release date was pushed back several times due to the drama, which included the studio behind the film filing for bankruptcy, and its unveiling was axed again earlier this month (Nov15) following the terror attacks in Paris, France.

Jane Got a Gun had been due to premiere in the French capital on 16 November (15), just three days after a wave of violence in the city claimed more than 130 lives, but the red carpet event and the film's subsequent release were ditched in the aftermath of the attacks.

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Carey Mulligan Wins Best Actress At Hollywood Film Awards 2015 In Good Showing For British Stars


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British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.

The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.

The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.

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‘Jane Got A Gun’: Everything You Need To Know About Natalie Portman’s New Western


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Natalie Portman is taking on a whole new genre with her latest film, Jane Got a Gun. The trailer for the upcoming movie was released earlier this week and it bears all the hallmarks of an epic Western including gun slinging, shoot outs and a torrid but ultimately ill-fated romance.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.

Read More: Despite Oscar, Natalie Portman Was "Woefully Underprepared" For Black Swan.

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Life Review

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Beautifully written and directed, this fact-based drama is an odd mixture of excellent acting and not-quite-right casting. Anton Corbijn clearly knows the subject, since he's a celebrity photographer making a movie about a celebrity photographer. But in this case, the subject of those photos is the elusively magnetic James Dean, a tricky person to recreate dramatically.

It's set in early 1955, as James Dean (Dane DeHaan) has just finished filming East of Eden and is hoping to land the lead role in Rebel Without a Cause. No one knows who he is yet, but freelance photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) has a feeling he could become a big star. When Dennis' agent (Joel Edgerton) lands a commission from Life magazine, Dennis follows James from Hollywood to New York and home to his Indiana farm. But James is evasive and mercurial, and it takes a lot of tenacity for Dennis to crack through his shell to get the shots he needs. Eventually they even become friends, inspiring each other to pursue their dreams on their own terms.

The plot is loose, focussing more on the internal journeys these two men take than on any constructed storyline. And the film switches back and forth between their perspectives, which kind of leaves it without a point of view. But this gives both Pattinson and DeHaan the space to create authentic and complex characters. Pattinson gives his most layered performance yet, especially in scenes involving Dennis' ex-wife and young son (Stella Schnabel and Jack Fulton). Meanwhile, DeHaan creates a character who's thoughtful and fascinating, haunted by his past relationships and unafraid to stand up to the Hollywood system in the form of mogul Jack Warner (a scene-chewing Ben Kingsley). The problem is that, despite a lot of subtle (and more obvious) physical touches, DeHaan never echoes Dean's wiry, hungry energy.

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Joel Edgerton Didn't Want To Visit Convicted Fbi Agent In Prison


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The actor plays disgraced law man John Connolly, who masterminded the "unholy alliance" between his agency and notorious Boston, Massachusetts gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the 1970s - and then refused to testify against his childhood friend.

As a result, he was indicted on charges of alerting Bulger and his associates to investigations, falsifying FBI reports to cover their crimes, and accepting bribes. He was charged with additional racketeering-related offences and convicted in 2002 and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

In 2009 he was sentenced to a further 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. He's serving his time in Florida, where Edgerton was invited to visit him as he researched the role.

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