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Geoffrey Rush

  • Favourite Movie Made

    His favorite film is City Lights, and was made in 1931. He often shows it at parties to people who have never seen the film before. Other favorites include Zelig (1983), Voyna i mir (1967), Persona (1966) and Amarcord (1973).
  • Born

    Toowoomba, QLD
  • Children

    Angelica and James
  • Oscar

    He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), making him one of 12 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007).
  • Triple Crown of Acting

    Became the 19th actor to win the triple crown of acting: In 2009 won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (Exit the King) to go with his Oscar for Shine (1997) and his Emmy for Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
  • Awards

    Is one of 8 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance.
  • Tony Award

    He was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the play, "Exit the King" on Broadway in New York City.
  • Australian of the Year

    Rush was awarded the Australian of the Year for 2012 by Australian PM Julia Gillard.
  • Alumnus of the Year

    He was named Alumnus of the Year by the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1998.