Geoffrey Rush

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Geoffrey Roy Rush
  • Birth Place: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/06/1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Geoffrey Rush Fast Facts:
  • Gained prominence on stage in 1972 as Snoopy in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
  • Lived in Paris from 1975 to '77 and attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime, Movement and Theater.
  • Shared an apartment with Mel Gibson in 1979 while appearing on stage with him in a Sydney production of Waiting for Godot.
  • Suffered a nervous breakdown in 1992 which he claims provided the insight for his Oscar-winning performance in Shine.
  • Actively involved in Melbourne community groups and regularly turns down high-paying parts in Hollywood in favor of directing and performing on stage in Australia.
  • Earned his first executive-producer credit for The King's Speech, which he helped develop into a film after the work was first presented to him as a stage play.
  • Geoffrey Rush Relationships:
  • James Rush - Son
  • Roy Rush - Father
  • Jane Menelaus - Wife
  • Angelica Rush - Daughter
  • Merle Rush - Mother
  • Geoffrey Rush Awards:
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1998 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1998 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 1996 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2011 AACTA Awards: Best Lead Actor - Nominee
  • 1996 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2003 Australian Film Institute Awards: Global Achievement Award - Winner
  • 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards: Raymond Longford Award - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (BA in English, 1971)

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