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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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A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'


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The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.

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Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here. 

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Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]


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With the recent trailer release for 'Black Mass', it's clear to see why the world fell in love with Johnny Depp. A short clip within the trailer perfectly demonstrates the veteran actor's ability to switch at will between fun-loving and friendly, to nightmarishly monstrous, in a great acting showcase. And that creepy make-up job certainly helps.

Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'Johnny Depp shows off his more villainous side in 'Black Mass'

In recent years, Johnny Depp has received a critical savaging, specifically for films like 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Transcendence', but this triumphant return to form may be just what he needs before launching into an 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel, and a fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film. 

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Black Mass - First Look Trailer


Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s, he was the FBI's second most wanted fugitive, behind Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the 1970s, he was an FBI informant, revealing information to bring down an Italian American crime family, and he was the brother of a US senator. But really, his informant years were to stop another family from invading his own turf. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) was one of the most brutal and violent criminals in Boston, being the secret puppet master behind one of the most dangerous crime families in history.

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Johnny Depp Terrifies As Whitey Bulger In The Trailer For 'Black Mass'


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Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for Black Mass. The 51-year actor plays the notorious American gangster, Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming film. The first official trailer was released on Thursday (23rd April). It shows Depp, with a receding hairline and incredibly piercing blue eyes, intimidating a colleague over dinner. Depp's intimidating voice becomes a voice over as other scenes from the movie, including Depp wielding a gun and dumping a dead body, cut in.

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Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas


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Ridley Scott is no stranger to the biblical epic. From 'Gladiator' to 'Kingdom of Heaven', he has proved that he's fearless when creating a massive-scale movie. Although he has long been criticised for skimping on the emotional engagement, offering just enough sketchy melodrama to hold audience interest, but little more.

Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

His new movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is his biggest yet, a gigantic movie retelling of the clash between Moses and his adoptive brother Pharaoh Ramses, played with muscly energy by Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, respectively. And critics have agreed that the film is certainly spectacular.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Review


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Aside from impressive 21st century digital effects, this new take on the Moses story pales in comparison to Cecil B. DeMille's iconic 1956 version, The Ten Commandments, which is far more resonant and intensely dramatic. Biblical epics are tricky to get right, and Ridley Scott certainly knows how to make them look and feel terrific (see Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven), but his films are generally about the spectacle rather than the human emotion. So this version of the biblical story will only appeal to viewers who have never seen a better one.

It's set in 1300 BC, when the Israelites have been in captivity in Egypt for 400 years. Now rumours of liberation are circling, centring on Moses (Christian Bale), the adopted son of Pharaoh Seti (John Turturro), raised as a brother alongside the future Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton). When it emerges that Moses is actually a Hebrew, he is sent into exile in the desert, where he finds a new calling as a shepherd and marries his new boss' sexy daughter Sefora (Maria Valverde). Moses also has a run-in with the Jewish God, who appears in the form of a young boy (Isaac Andrews), challenging Moses to free the Israelites. As Moses attempts to spark a slave revolt, God sends seven horrific plagues to convince Ramses to let his people go.

The script struggles to have its cake and eat it too, finding rational explanations for the plagues and miracles while still maintaining God's supernatural intervention. It's a rather odd mix that demonstrates just how compromised the movie is: it's a big blockbuster rather than a story about people. Several elements work well, such as depicting God as a boy, although the screenplay never manages to make much of the female characters. And only Ben Mendelsohn manages to inject any proper personality as the weaselly overseer of the slaves. Bale and Edgerton both catch the complexity of their characters' situations, privilege mixed with personal revelations. But Scott is more interested in parting the Red Sea than taking them anywhere very interesting.

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Joel Edgerton "Felt Very Honoured" To Work With Ridley Scott


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It's always good for actors and directors to get along on the set of a film; it keeps everyone involved in a good state of mind, and can lead to a better finished product than if everyone is at each other's throats. But simply getting along is one thing, and being in absolute awe of the people you are working with. Recently, actor Joel Edgerton, who played Ramses in the recently release 'Exodus: Gods and Men', revealed how much he idolised director Ridley Scott on the set of the film.

Joel Edgerton as Rameses in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
Joel Edgerton as Rameses in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

"Just meeting Ridley [Scott] at all was impressive for me. I've just admired his work for so many years - so many of his movies. So I was very chuffed just to meet him." The two must have gotten on quite well, as Edgerton revealed that the two spent the day working together, before Scott had dinner with him later. "I had a dinner with him the first night we met, and it was funny, because we spent the day playing dress-ups - literally - and then the evening, having a dinner and hearing his stories, y'know, I felt very honoured to get a chance to work with him."

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Joel Edgerton - Exodus: Gods & Kings Video Interview


Joel Edgerton - Exodus: Gods & Kings Video Interview

Joel Edgerton discusses the relationship between his character, Ramses, and Christian Bale's Moses, in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. He Australian actor than goes on to discuss how his initial meeting with visionary director Ridley Scott, and how after "playing dress-up" for the day, the two had dinner together. He then continued to explain just how incredible it was to be on set with the director. Edgerton finally explains how the biggest difficulty he faced during the production, was how he had try to empathise with the character of Ramses, despite how he was steadily turning into a ruthless dictator over the course of the film. 

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New York Premiere of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

Ben Mendelsohn, John Turturro, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Aaron Paul - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the New York Premiere of 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' which was held at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th December 2014

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D' UK film premiere

Joel Edgerton and Golshifteh Farahani - Photographs of a variety of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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Joel Edgerton
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Joel Edgerton

UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Joel Edgerton and Golshifteh Farahani - Photographs of a variety of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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Joel Edgerton, Golshifteh Farahani, Andrew Tarbet, Giannina Facio, Sir Ridley Scott, Maria Valverde, Sir Ben Kingsley and Christian Bale. Sibi Blazic
Joel Edgerton and Golshifteh Farahani
Joel Edgerton and Golshifteh Farahani

Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D - UK film premiere

 Joel Edgerton and  Christian Bale - Photographs of a variety of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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Joel Edgerton and Exodus
Joel Edgerton and Exodus
Joel Edgerton and Exodus

Rupert Murdoch Causes Controversy On Twitter (Again!), Defends 'Racially Insensitive' Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods & Kings'


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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has defended the casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings after reviews and social media users claimed the film was racially inaccurate and insensitive.

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Controversial casting: Joel Edgerton (L) and Christian Bale (R) in Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Read More: Ridley Scott: "Mohammad So-And-So Isn't Going To Get My Movie Financed".

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Ridley Scott: "Mohammad So-And-So Isn't Going To Get My Movie Financed"


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Ridley Scott has responded to the apparent lack of ethnic diversity in his latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings, saying that having a lead actor called "Mohammad so-and-so" wouldn't enable him to get a film financed. 

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Scott insists that, had white actors not filled the major roles in the biblical epic, it would never have got off the ground financially. 

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Premiere of 'Felony'

Photographs of the stars of new movie 'Felony' as they attend the Premiere held at the Harmony Gold Theatre

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Joel Edgerton
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