An Australia native, JASON CLARKE has emerged in the U.S. with a slate of
critically acclaimed performances in both television and film. Most recently,
Clarke was seen in Baltasar Kormakur's EVEREST, starring as New Zealander Rob
Hall, opposite Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is based on the true
story of the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Clarke was also seen alongside
Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the reboot of the Terminator
franchise, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, released by Paramount.
Additionally, Clarke was part of the cast of Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS,
starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman. Clarke also stars
in Marc Forster's ALL I SEE IS YOU, starring alongside Blake Lively. The story
centers on how a blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she
regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about their marriage.
Also upcoming is the period drama film, MUDBOUND, for director Dee Rees,
starring opposite Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund. The film premiered at the
2017 Sundance Film Festival. Clarke has also completed production alongside
Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska in Cedric
Jimenez's THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART, a WWII-set drama depicting the meteoric
rise and fall of Reinhard Heydrich in Nazi Germany. Clarke will star as Heydrich,
the highest-ranked Nazi officer who was considered to be the mastermind of the
â€˜Final Solution' and was assassinated by two resistant paratroopers (O'Connell
and Reynor) in 1942. The film shot in Prague and Budapest. Clarke starred in the
sci-fi sequel, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, for director Matt Reeves,
alongside Gary Oldman, Judy Greer and Keri Russell; as well as the biographical
drama, THE BETTER ANGELS, with Brit Marling and Diane Kruger, playing the father
of a young Abraham Lincoln. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film
Festival. Clarke is also well known for his lead role as "Dan" in the Academy
Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film, ZERO DARK THIRTY, directed by
Kathryn Bigelow, opposite Jessica Chastain. Jason played "George Wilson" in Baz
Luhrmann's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey
Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Additionally, he was also seen in Roland Emeriti's
WHITE HOUSE DOWN, opposite Channing Tatum. Clarke also appeared in John
Hillcoat's period drama, LAWLESS, opposite Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pierce
and Jessica Chastain, as well as several other films, including Michael Mann's
PUBLIC ENEMIES opposite Johnny Depp; Paul W.S. Anderson's DEATH NOTICE, and
Daniel Espinosa's film adaptation of the bestselling novel, CHILD 44.
Clarke first came to America's attention in the critically acclaimed dramatic
Showtime series, BROTHERHOOD in which he played Tommy Caffee, an ambitious Rhode
Island politician who navigates the treacherous worlds of local politics and
organized crime. He also starred in Shawn Ryan's acclaimed crime-drama, The
CHICAGO CODE on FOX. Clarke starred as Chicago Police Detective Jarek Wysocki
who leads a special unit fighting city corruption.
In the world of independent films, Clarke starred in TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, which
premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival; Jada Pinkett-Smith's directorial
debut, THE HUMAN CONTRACT; David Schwimmer's TRUST opposite Clive Owen and
Catherine Keener; YELLING TO THE SKY, directed by Victoria Mahoney; and the
Australian film, SWERVE, directed by Craig Lahiff.
In his native Australia, Clarke co-starred in Phillip Noyce's RABBIT PROOF FENCE
and the indie, BETTER THAN SEX. For television, Clarke worked opposite Geoffrey
Rush on MERCURY. Clarke graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in
Melbourne and also has extensive credits in theater, both as an actor as well as
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