Born: June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
“Sometimes, the smaller roles in movies can be the most interesting. If you only take the stance that you’ll only play central characters in movies, you’ll find yourself not being able to indulge in that morally grey terrain that makes support characters so rich and interesting.”
Edgerton is likely only one major hit away from jumping to the ‘A-List’ of Hollywood. He has the magnificent ability to disappear into his characters, while still making each one interesting and relatable to the average viewer. After a streak of solid hits from 2011-13 (including The Great Gatsby), he tripped up with the disappointing Exodus: Gods and Kings. Now, he finds himself back in a great position as buzz is strong for his upcoming The Gift, which also marks his directorial debut.
Breakout Role (according to the masses): Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): King Arthur
– Don’t get me wrong; I certainly ‘noticed’ Edgerton in his role as Owen Lars, but it wasn’t until King Arthur that I felt he was able to make his mark as an actor on the silver screen.
Box Office Status: Rising Star
Next Project to Look Out for: The Gift (In theaters August 7th)
Most Famous Scene (‘Forgiveness’ scene in Warrior):
Won for Best Supporting Actor (Australian Film Institute) in 2014 for “The Great Gatsby“
Nominated for Best Fight (MTV Movie Awards) in 2012 for “Warrior“
ONE LAST THING:
If you haven’t yet seen the official trailer for “The Gift”, you’ve got to take a look: