Joel Edgerton is a popular name in the Australian film industry. He is popular around the world as well because of his acting in the Star Wars Series.
He is a versatile person who has worked as a producer, an actor as well as a screenwriter in this industry. He was born on 23rd of June, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales.
Though his parents are not involved in this industry, he made up his mind to pursue it as a career from his early age. He is the graduate student of the University of Western Sydney where he learned the drama.
He has also done works for Sydney Theatre Company. He started his career from 1995 when he got an opportunity to work in the TV series “Police Rescue.” He has worked in many TV movies and well as shows.
But his real successes came from the movies rather than from the TV series. Some of his credible works in the TV shows are “Fallen Angels,” “Dossa and Joe,” “Dangerous” and “Dirt Game.”
He made his debut in the movies from “Loaded” in 1996. He was a producer of the movie. In the same year, he started his career as an actor from the movie “Race the Sun” where he played the role of Steve Fryman.
In 1999, he came up in yet another successful movie “Erskineville Kings.” In 2002, he got an offer to play the role of Owen Lars in “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”.
After this movie, his popularity increased overnight, and his acting was also liked by the audience. After the Star Wars, he worked in many successful movies such as “King Arthur,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Felony” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” His upcoming movies are “Exodus: Gods and Kings” where he portrayed Ramesses II.
From his hard work on his acting, he has won many prestigious awards as well. From the TV series “The Secret Life of Us,” he has won AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama.
He has got Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor from the movie “Acolytes” in 2008. He has also won Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor from the movies the Animal Kingdom and The Waiting City.
Lately, he has won AACTA International Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role from the movie “The Great Gatsby.”
As he has always been cautious about his personal life, he has never disclosed about his girlfriends, dating, and affairs. Though he has already reached the age of 42, he has not thought about being married till now.
Many believe that he is a gay which is also not disclosed by him. He wants his wife to be supportive, and he is always afraid of getting a divorce as well. He is a tall guy with the height of 5 feet 11 inch.
He has a great body and his hot shirtless pictures are viral on the web. He is a regular user of social sites as well. He has more than 19k followers on his twitter account alone.
@TwitterAU hey all there. Get me down to the office for the oz premiere!? Shout out! Miss home so much.
— joel edgerton (@joeledgerton1) July 16, 2015
Besides twitter, you can follow him on Facebook as well as on Instagram. He has the net worth of $3 million. His TV shows and the movies can be watched on the YouTube as well.
Great kick off to #blackmass at #venicefilmfestival2015. Scott Cooper has done an amazing job.
To get more information about Edgerton, you can visit Wikipedia and IMDB where you can find his full biography.