Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor.
Edgerton was born in Sydney, Australia. He has appeared in such films as Erskineville Kings, King Arthur, Ned Kelly, and, most notably, Star Wars episodes II and III, portraying a young Owen Lars, step-brother of Anakin Skywalker and uncle to Luke Skywalker. Edgerton's brother, Nash, was the stunt double for Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Coincidentally, the novelization for Return of the Jedi erroneously refers to Obi-Wan as Owen's brother.
Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before moving on to various stage productions, most notably at Sydney Theatre Company - Blackrock, Third World Blues and Love for Love - and Bell Shakespeare - Henry V - as well as television series. He is known for playing the role of Will on the series The Secret Life of Us for which he was nominated for an AFI award.
In 2005, he lent his voice to the title character of The...
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The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated animated short film. The first episode is labeled Jasper Morello and the Lost Airship.
The film opens in the city of Gothia, a smoky industrial metropolis where steam-powered dirigibles are the primary mode of transportation, and where a terrible flesh-eating plague is decimating the population. The protagonist, royal navigator Jasper Morello, is deployed by the government at the outset to distribute mobile weather beacons along the route of his next voyage. He has difficulty concentrating on the task, however, as he is still stricken with guilt over the recent death of one of his crewmembers which was caused by a mistake in his calculations. The situation is further complicated by the fact that the leader of Jasper's newest expedition, Captain Griswald, still holds a grudge against Jasper for this error, and relations between the two of them are strained. Their dirigible, the Resolution, is...
King Arthur is a film first released in the United States on June 28, 2004, dubbed as "The Untold True Story That Inspired The Legend" by Touchstone Pictures.The makers of the film claim to present a historically accurate version of the Arthurian legends, supposedly inspired by new archaeological findings. The accuracy of these claims is subject to debate, but the film is unusual in representing Arthur as a Roman soldier rather than a medieval knight.A historical approach to the Arthurian legends had already been showcased in film once - in Arthur of the Britons, a 1972-1973 British TV series, and King Arthur, The Young Warlord, a movie-length compilation of some of its episodes.Arthur, known as Artorius from his name Artorius Castus (Clive Owen), is portrayed as a Roman cavalry officer and commander, the son of a Roman father and a Celtic mother, who leads a military force of Sarmatian cavalry in Britain at the close of the Roman occupation in 467 A.D. He and his men guard Hadrian's...,
Joel Edgerton was born in Sydney, New South Wales