Geoffrey Rush

Rush in 2017 Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. Known for often playing eccentric roles on both stage and screen, he has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award, making him the only Australian to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, in addition to three BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Rush is the founding president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year.

Rush began his professional acting career with the Queensland Theatre Company in 1971. He studied for two years at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq starting in 1975. Rush starred in international productions of ''Waiting for Godot'', ''The Winter's Tale'' and ''The Importance of Being Earnest''. He made his Broadway debut in the absurdist comedy ''Exit the King'' in 2009, where he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance. He received a nomination for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for ''Diary of a Madman'' in 2011.

He gained prominence for his role in ''Shine'' (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. His other Oscar-nominated roles were for ''Shakespeare in Love'' (1998), ''Quills'' (2000), and ''The King's Speech'' (2010). Rush gained mainstream popularity for his role as Captain Hector Barbossa in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' franchise (2003–2017). His other notable films include in ''Elizabeth'' (1998), ''Les Misérables'' (1998), ''Frida'' (2002), ''Finding Nemo'' (2003), ''Intolerable Cruelty'' (2003), ''Munich'' (2005), ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age'' (2007) and ''The Book Thief'' (2013).

Rush is also known for his performances in television receiving Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie nominations for his portrayals of comedian Peter Sellers in the HBO film ''The Life and Death of Peter Sellers'' (2004), and scientist Albert Einstein in National Geographic anthology series ''Genius'' (2017), winning for the former. Provided by Wikipedia
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