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Geoffrey Rush stars in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as Barbossa, reprising the role from the first three movies in the blockbuster Disney franchise. Following his surprise last-minute appearance in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Rush returned full-fledged as Captain Barbossa in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

Rush also stars in "Green Lantern" as the voice of Tomar-Re. The action movie, based on the long-running DC comics series, stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

Rush recently starred in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "The King's Speech" as Lionel Logue, garnering him a great deal of critical acclaim. For his supporting role, he won a BAFTA Film Award, a British Independent Film Award and a National Society of Film Critics Award, and received Critics Choice Award, SAG Award, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. He will next be seen in Fred Schepisi's "The Eye of the Storm," from the Patrick White novel, alongside Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis.

Geoffrey Rush, one of today's most respected actors, started his career in Australian theater, and has since appeared in over 70 theatrical productions and more than 20 feature films. 



Rush won an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his captivating performance in HBO Films' "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," in which he portrayed the title character. He was seen in the Academy Award-nominated film "Munich," working under the direction of Steven Spielberg, and appeared in Universal Pictures' "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."

Rush caught the eye of many for his starring role in Scott Hicks' feature film "Shine," which garnered him an Academy Award for Best Actor as piano prodigy David Helfgott. Rush also won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Film Critics Circle of Australia, Broadcast Film Critics, AFI and New York and Los Angeles Film Critics' awards for the film. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Philip Kaufman's "Quills" and an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for "Shakespeare in Love."

Rush's other film credits include "Candy," "Intolerable Cruelty," "Finding Nemo," "Ned Kelly," "Lantana," "Frida," "The Tailor of Panama," "House on Haunted Hill," "Mystery Men," "Elizabeth," "Les Miserables," "A Little Bit of Soul," "Children of the Revolution," "On Our Selection," "Twelfth Night," "Oscar and Lucinda" and "Starstruck."

He received a degree in English at the University of Queensland before continuing at the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime, Movement and Theater in Paris. Returning to Australia, Rush starred in the theater production "King Lear" and appeared alongside Mel Gibson in "Waiting for Godot."

Rush was a principal member of Jim Sharman's pioneering Lighthouse Ensemble in the early 1980s, playing leading roles in numerous classics. His work on stage garnered many accolades, including the Sydney Critics Circle Award for Most Outstanding Performance, the Variety Club Award for Best Actor and the 1990 Victorian Green Room Award for his lauded performance in Neil Armfield's "The Diary of a Madman." Rush also received Best Actor nominations in the Sydney Critics Circle Awards for his starring roles in Gogol's "The Government Inspector," Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and Mamet's "Oleanna." In 1994, Geoffrey Rush received the prestigious Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for his work in theater.

In 2007 he played the lead in Ionesco's "Exit the King" at The Malthouse in Melbourne and Belvoir Theatre in Sydney. He co-translated this play with long term theatrical collaborator and director Neil Armfield. Rush made his Broadway debut in a re-staging of "Exit the King" under Malthouse Theatre's touring moniker Malthouse Melbourne. This re-staging featured a new American cast including Susan Sarandon as Queen Marguerite. The show opened in 2009 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. For his performance as King Berenger in the absurdist comedy, Rush won the Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award, as well as the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Award, and was the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

Rush resides in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, Jane, and their two children.



GEOFFREY RUSH: FACTS

How tall is Geoffrey Rush? How old is Geoffrey Rush? Where does Geoffrey Rush live? Find out here.

Age: 63 years old
Birthday: July 6, 1951
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Geoffrey Roy Rush
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Current Residence: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Wife: Jane Menelaus (11/20/1988, 2 children)





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