Geoffrey Rush is a celebrated Australian actor known for playing the character Captain Hector Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of films. His other notable and award-winning film characters include David Helfgott in 1996's Shine, Philip Henslowe in 1998's Shakespeare in Loveand Lionel Logue in 2010's The King's Speech.
He and actress Jane Menelaus tied the knot in 1988. The marriage produced two children: Angelica and James.
He is among the handful of actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (actors who have won the Academy Award, the Emmy Award and the Tony Award).
He and fellow iconic actor Mel Gibson once lived together during their college years.
I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation.Geoffrey Rush
I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.Geoffrey Rush
My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I'm not daunted by the travel. People say, 'It's so far to Australia,' and I say, 'You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up - and you're there.'Geoffrey Rush
Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically.Geoffrey Rush
You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I'm a traitor to my country because I don't have a sporting bone in my body.Geoffrey Rush
is a famous Australian actor and producer,
who was born on
July 6, 1951. As a person born on this date, Geoffrey Rush is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 6) and the 20th most popular for the year (1951).
People born on July 6
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Geoffrey Rush is the 263rd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Geoffrey Rush's birthday, Geoffrey Rush is the 46th most famous Australian.
In general, Geoffrey Rush ranks as the 3164th
most popular famous person, and the 628th most popular actor of all time.
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