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JOEL EDGERTON (Patrick -- Squadron Team Leader) was born in Blacktown, New South Wales. He has appeared in such films as ERSKINEVILLE KINGS, KING ARTHUR, NED KELLY and STAR WARS: EPISODE II -- ATTACK OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH, portraying a young Owen Lars, stepbrother of Anakin Skywalker and uncle to Luke Skywalker.
Edgerton is currently filming the psychological thriller FELONY, which he wrote and will star in. Edgerton will portray an officer who runs a young cyclist off the road after an evening of celebratory drinking and lies about the accident to his fellow officers which results in changing all their lives. The film is set to be directed by Noise director Matthew Saville.
In 2013, Edgerton will be seen in Baz Luhrmann's remake of THE GREAT GATSBY. Edgerton will portray the character of Tom Buchanan, starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. Warner Bros. will release the film, based on the famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, on May 10.
Edgerton recently starred in THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. He played opposite Jennifer Garner in the fable fantasy centering on a childless couple, unable to conceive, who bury all their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard. One day, they wake up to find that a child is born, but the child is not all that it appears. The film was released by Disney on August 15, 2012.
Last year, Edgerton starred in Lionsgate's critically acclaimed, mixed-martial-arts drama WARRIOR opposite Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy. Edgerton portrayed the estranged older brother of Hardy and older son of Nolte. WARRIOR was released on September 9, 2011. Edgerton also had a supporting role in Universal Pictures' prequel of John Carpenter's THE THING, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film is about a shape-shifting alien who terrorizes a group of people in a remote facility.
In 2010, Edgerton starred in the Australian film ANIMAL KINGDOM, a powerful crime drama that explores the intense battle between a criminal family and the police, and the ordinary lives caught in the middle. The film received the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was also awarded the Australian Film Institute/AFI Awards for AFI Best Film and AFI Member's Choice. Edgerton was honored with an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of the film.
In 2009, Edgerton starred alongside Cate Blanchett as Stanley in the Sydney Theatre Company's acclaimed production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Edgerton and Blanchett also performed the play to sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center in November 2009, followed by a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 2009.
Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before moving onto various stage productions, most notably at The Sydney Theatre Company - BLACKROCK, THIRD WORLD BLUES and LOVE FOR LOVE - and Bell Shakespeare - HENRY IV. On television, Edgerton is known for playing the role of Will on the series THE SECRET LIFE OF US for which he was nominated for an AFI Award.
In 2008, Edgerton was seen in the film THE SQUARE , directed by his brother, Nash Edgerton. That same year, Edgerton starred in ACOLYTES, an Australian film about teenagers who get revenge on a serial killer. In 2007, Edgerton was seen in the film WHISPER with Josh Holloway. He also had a significant role in the 2006 American film SMOKIN' ACES.
In 2005, Edgerton appeared in the British comedy KINKY BOOTS, in a lead role alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the son of a deceased shoe maker who must find a niche market in the 21st century. That same year, Edgerton lent his voice to the title character of THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO, an Academy Award-nominated animated short film.
Edgerton currently splits his time between Australia and Los Angeles.
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