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Guy Pearce

Actor Date of birth 5th October 1967
Place of birth Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Year of debut 1990
First feature film Friday On My Mind
Biography

At the age of three, Guy Pearce and his family left England and emigrated to Australia. Growing, up he was an active member of local community theatre groups. As a teenager, he took up bodybuilding and entered numerous youth competitions. He first gained recognition in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. After four years on the series, he moved into movies with homegrown films including Heaven Tonight and Flynn. He has since found fame in US movies such as Memento and LA Confidential.

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Guy Pearce's films

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Packshot for the film Lawless
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2012

Three brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke) become feared gangsters. With Gary Oldman. Strong violence with gore, scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

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Packshot for the film Memento
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
109 Mins
Released
2000

Directed by Christopher Nolan. An amnesiac (Guy Pearce) seeks revenge for his wife's murder. Strong language and violence.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Animal Kingdom
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2010

After the death of his mother, a teenager gets involved with his estranged criminal family. Drug use throughout, violence and very strong language.

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Packshot for the film Breathe In
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
98 Mins
Released
2013

The arrival of a foreign exchange student prompts a married music teacher (Guy Pearce) to question his life. Strong language.

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Did you know?

  • Guy Pearce's father was born in New Zealand and he was an RAF pilot. He died in a plane crash when Guy was eight years old.
  • In March 1997, he married his childhood sweetheart, Kate Mestitz.
  • He won the bodybuilding title of Mr. Junior Victoria.
  • He admitted to feeling guilty about the fame he receives because his sister, who was born with Down's Syndrome, will never get the same opportunities.
  • He has appeared in music videos for bands including Razorlight and Silverchair.