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Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce

Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1967

Country: UK

Biography: Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an English-born Australian actor and musician known for his portrayal of Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's Memento, his performance as Lieutenant Ed Exley in the film L.A. Confidential, his depiction of a drag queen in the cult film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and for his role as Mike Young in the popular Australian television series Neighbours...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 73 (Actor)

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    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Alexandre Dumas's classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    The Hard Word
    Three prisoners are about to be released on bail -- Dale (Pearce), Mal (Richardson) and Shane (Edgerton). Meet the Twentyman brothers. Hard experience and an unspoken bond of family have made them masters of their craft -- armed robbery. It's a job and they do it because they're good at it. Their only rule is, no one gets hurt. (Lions Gate Films)
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    L.A. Confidential
    A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
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    Memento
    Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (imdb) [Released at some festivals in 2000]
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    Ravenous
    Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism. (imdb)
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    Rules of Engagement
    Hayes Hodges finds his career aspirations dashed when he's wounded in Vietnam combat. He then returns to America and becomes a disillusioned lawyer who goes up against the service to defend Colonel Terry Childers, who is accused of inciting an incident that leaves many demonstrators dead. Hodges in no position to decline: Childers heroically saved his life back in Vietnam. (imdb)
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    A Slipping Down Life
    Based on the novel by Anne Tyler, A Slippping Down Life is the story of the unusual courtship of an awkward young woman and a charismatic singer/songwriter, and the profound effect that their unlikely relationship has on each other's lives. (Lions Gate Entertainment)
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    Till Human Voices Wake Us
    A supernatural romance, this film probes the mystifying nature of attraction, memory, identity and a ghostly past that will not go away. (Paramount Classics)
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    The Time Machine
    Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, "The Time Machine" stars Guy Pearce in the role of scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, who is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. (imdb)
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    Two Brothers
    An epic adventure of discovery, survival and wonder, this is a fable about twin tiger brothers born in the wild that become separated as cubs, raised in captivity under completely different circumstances and then reunited as adults when they are pitted against each other in a fighting arena. (Universal)
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    The Proposition
    Aussie director John Hillcoat helmed this gripping, epic-scale Western set in the thick of the 1880s outback. When no-nonsense lawman Capt. Stanley (Ray Winstone) apprehends the notorious Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his younger sibling, Mikey (Richard Wilson), Stanley makes Charlie an unsavory proposition: If he murders his outlaw brother, Arthur (Danny Huston), Mikey will escape the hangman's noose. Emily Watson plays Stanley's genteel wife.
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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert. (imdb)
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    Factory Girl
    Factory Girl imaginatively unfolds the comet-like rise and fall of 60s "it girl" Edie Sedgwick (Miller), the blazing superstar who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture. (The Weinstein Company)
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    First Snow
    Stranded after an accident outside a desolate town, Jimmy Starks (Pearce) visits a fortune teller (Simmons) to pass the time, but soon learns that his days are numbered. At first skeptical, Jimmy's world begins to unravel as the psychic's visions come true. (Yari Film Group)
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    Death Defying Acts
    During Harry Houdini's tour of Britain in 1926, the master escapologist enters into a passionate affair with a Scottish psychic. The psychic and her daughter attempt to con Houdini during a highly publicized séance to contact his mother whose death has haunted him for many years. However all does not go to plan... (imdb)
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    Traitor
    A special operative working with a terrorist group becomes the target of the CIA.
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    Bedtime Stories
    A family comedy about a hotel handyman (Sandler) whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
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    The Hurt Locker
    Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. (imdb)
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    Fragments
    A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner. (imdb)
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    The Road
    A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.
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    Dating the Enemy
    One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies (imdb)
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    Animal Kingdom
    Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (imdb)
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    The King\
    Tom Hooper directs this drama based on the true story of Britain's King George VI (Colin Firth), a man who for years struggled with a nervous disposition and an embarrassing stutter -- until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Logue's pioneering treatment and unlikely friendship give the royal leader a sense of confidence that serves him and his country well during the dark days of World War II.
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    Don\
    A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
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    Mildred Pierce
    Mildred Pierce (2011) - TV Mini-Series
    Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. (imdb)
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    In Her Skin
    Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing and was found to have been murdered by her babysitter. (imdb)
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    Lawless
    A crime-drama centered on a family of Depression-era bootleggers in the American South. (imdb)
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    Seeking Justice
    After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. (imdb)
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    Lockout
    A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. (imdb)
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    Prometheus
    A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. (imdb)
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    33 Postcards
    Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) a 16 yr old Chinese orphan dreams of nothing more than being part of the 'perfect' family. When her orphanage travels to Australia to par-take in The Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to find her Australian Sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). However what she finds is far from what he depicted. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. (imdb)
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    Breathe In
    When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever. (sundance.org)
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    Iron Man 3
    When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (imdb)
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    Hateship Loveship
    A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. (imdb)
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    The Rover
    A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft. (imdb)
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    Jack Irish: Dead Point
    When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers. (imdb)
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    Jack Irish: Bad Debts
    A former criminal lawyer is getting his life back together and now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and finding those who don't want to be found - dead or alive. When an ex-client wants his help, he lets it pass away. But then this guy turns up dead which forces him back into the ominous past he thought he left for good. (imdb)
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    Results
    Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client. (imdb)
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    Jack Irish: Black Tide
    Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is more than happy to lend a hand. As Jack begins to dig, he discovers that Gary Connors was a man with something to hide, and his friends are people with yet darker and even more deadly secrets. (imdb)
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    Equals
    A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. (imdb)
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    Genius
    A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. (imdb)
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    Holding the Man
    In the 1970s, a young Australian boy, Timothy, finds himself confused. He falls for the captain of the football team. What follows shows all aspects of a relationship, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Conflict, temptation, and a huge burden which will affect every aspect of their lives.
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    L.A. Confidential: Off the Record...
    The making of classic 1997 film "L.A. Confidential" featuring several key collaborators.
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    Brimstone
    A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher- a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis.But Liz is a genuine survivor;she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. (imdb)
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    When We Rise
    When We Rise (2017) - TV Mini-Series
    A chronicled re-telling the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969. (imdb) (imdb)
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    Alien: Covenant
    The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape (imdb)
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    The Catcher Was a Spy
    Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (imdb)
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    Swinging Safari
    A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.
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    Spinning Man
    A "happily married" professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman is found murdered. (imdb)
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    Flynn
    A biographical movie on the film star's early life before Hollywood fame. (imdb)
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    Hunting
    An American tycoon goes to the Melbourne where he meets a married secretary. (imdb)
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    Heaven Tonight
    The film covers the conflict between a father and his son both being musicians. The father is the leader of a band making rock-music from the 60s but his son becomes a star of techno-pop music. (imdb)
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    Domino
    A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man. (imdb)
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    The Innocents
    When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive families to be together, they're derailed by an extraordinary discovery - June's ability to shape-shift. (imdb)
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    Mary Queen of Scots
    Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. (imdb)
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    Jack Irish
    Jack Irish (2016) - TV Series
    Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, former criminal lawyer, and part-time debt collector, with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn't. (ABC TV)
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    Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
    In the late 19th century in Paterson's Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, Matt McGregor, one of the richest and most influential in town, is as widower father of three children: Colin, who's the town preacher, Rob and Danni, the tomboy youngest daughter. Unresolved sexual tension comes in the shape of Matt's childhood independent, free-spirited friend, the recently widowed Kathleen, who's returned to Paterson's Ridge with her son after having spent many years in England
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    A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol (2019) - TV Mini-Series
    A new version of the iconic ghost story of Charles Dickens by Oscar-nominated Steven Knight. The dark miniseries present the dark side of the soul of Ebenezer Scrooge, in which the character is played by Guy Pearce (Memento). (HBO)
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    Disturbing the Peace
    A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting, must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist. (imdb)
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    Bloodshot
    Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.
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    The Last Vermeer
    An artist is suspected of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis, but there is more to the story than meets the eye.
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    The Seventh Day
    A renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.
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    Mare of Easttown
    Mare of Easttown (2021) - TV Mini-Series
    A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
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    Without Remorse
    John Clark, a Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife's murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy. (imdb)
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    Zone 414
    Set in the near future in a colony of state-of-the-art humanoid robots. When its creator's daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael, to bring her home. David ... See full summary »
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    The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023
    A young Peter Weyland gives a darkly inspirational TED Talk.
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    Back to the Outback
    Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they're monsters, a group of Australia's deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback. (imdb)
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    Memory
    An assassin-for-hire finds that he's become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. A remake of the 2003 Belgian film 'The Memory of a Killer'.
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    Donny the Drone
    The world's first sentient machine goes on stage to accept a prestigious "Person of the Year" award as an auditorium of humans are confronted with his emotional and controversial story. (imdb)
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    The Infernal Machine
    Bruce Cogburn is drawn out of hiding by an obsessive fan, forcing the novelist to confront a past that he thought he could escape, and to account for events set in motion by his bestseller decades earlier. Cogburn's search for who is behind the manipulation and mental torment he encounters leads to an emotional roller-coaster ride full of fear and danger, where things are not always as clear as they seem to be, and where past deeds can have dire consequences. (imdb)
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    A Spy Among Friends
    A Spy Among Friends (2022) - TV Mini-Series
    A SPY AMONG FRIENDS tells the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby — two spies and lifelong friends, one of whom was betraying the other all along.
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    The Clearing
    The Clearing (2023) - TV Mini-Series
    A woman is forced to confront the nightmares of her past in order to stop a secret cult intent on gathering children to fulfil its master plan.
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    Sunrise
    A man, Fallon (Alex Pettyfer) roams the land as a creature of the night as he comes to terms with tragic loss of his family at the hands of a brutal demagogue, Reynolds (Guy Pearce). (imdb)
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