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Guy Pearce

Guy PearceAKA Guy Edward Pearce

Born: 5-Oct-1967
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Memento, L.A. Confidential

Guy Pearce's father was from New Zealand, his mother from England. The family moved to Australia when Pearce was three, and his father, a test pilot, was killed in a plane crash when Pearce was 9. He started performing in local theatre at the age of eleven, and always had a knack for mimicking accents. He won a regional bodybuilding competition at 16, and became a sex symbol just days after graduating high school, when he landed a role on a long-running Aussie soap opera Neighbours.

Most Americans first saw Pearce as a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, or a few years later in L.A. Confidential, with no trace of his Australian accent. He played the forgetful lead in Memento, a cowardly cannibal in Ravenous, a slick lawyer in Rules of Engagement, and the backstabbing friend in James Caviezel's remake of The Count of Monte Cristo. He also starred in a cardboard remake of The Time Machine in 2002, and in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Two Brothers.

Father: Stuart Pearce (test pilot, d. 1976, plane crash)
Mother: Anne Cocking (school teacher)
Father: Laurie Cocking (stepfather, deer farmer)
Sister: Tracey Pearce (b. 1965)
Wife: Kate Mestitz (together since high school, b. 1967, m. Mar-1997)

    University: Geelong College, Geelong, Australia

    Emmy 2011, Best Supporting Actor, for Mildred Pierce
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

    Domino (30-May-2019)
    Mary Queen of Scots (15-Nov-2018)
    Brimstone (3-Sep-2016)
    Genius (16-Feb-2016)
    Equals (2-Sep-2015)
    Holding the Man (14-Jun-2015)
    Results (27-Jan-2015)
    The Rover (18-May-2014)
    Hateship Loveship (7-Sep-2013)
    Iron Man 3 (18-Apr-2013)
    Breathe In (19-Jan-2013)
    Prometheus (30-May-2012) · Peter Weyland
    Lawless (19-May-2012)
    Lockout (7-Apr-2012)
    Seeking Justice (2-Sep-2011)
    Mildred Pierce (27-Mar-2011)
    The King's Speech (6-Sep-2010) · King Edward VIII
    Animal Kingdom: A Crime Story (22-Jan-2010) · Det. Sr. Sgt. Nathan Leckie
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) · Alex
    The Road (3-Sep-2009) · Veteran
    In Her Skin (14-Mar-2009)
    Bedtime Stories (24-Dec-2008)
    The Hurt Locker (4-Sep-2008) · Sgt. Matt Thompson
    Traitor (27-Aug-2008)
    Winged Creatures (24-Jun-2008) · Dr. Bruce Laraby
    Death Defying Acts (13-Sep-2007) · Harry Houdini
    Factory Girl (29-Dec-2006)
    First Snow (5-May-2006)
    The Proposition (6-Oct-2005)
    Two Brothers (7-Apr-2004)
    Till Human Voices Wake Us (10-Sep-2002)
    The Hard Word (30-May-2002) · Dale
    The Time Machine (4-Mar-2002)
    The Count of Monte Cristo (23-Jan-2002)
    Memento (5-Sep-2000) · Leonard
    Rules of Engagement (31-Mar-2000)
    Ravenous (16-Mar-1999)
    A Slipping-Down Life (22-Jan-1999)
    L.A. Confidential (19-Sep-1997) · Ed Exley
    Flynn (1997) · Errol Flynn
    Dating the Enemy (19-Sep-1996)
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (30-Jan-1994) · Adam
    Hunting (24-Oct-1991)

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