JASON CLARKE (Dan) has emerged in the U.S. with a slate of performances in both television and film. Clarke is currently in production on THE GREEN BLADE RISES, which is being produced by Terrence Malick and also stars Diane Kruger.
Clarke recently wrapped production on Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Clarke plays George Wilson, the cuckolded husband of Myrtle and the man who brings the story to its climax. Warner Bros. is scheduled to release the film in Summer 2013. Additionally, he recently wrapped production on Roland Emmerich’s WHITE HOUSE DOWN opposite Channing Tatum and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He will play Stenz, the leader of the mercenaries who break into the Executive Mansion. Sony is scheduled to release the film in 2013.
Clarke was most recently seen in John Hillcoat’s period drama LAWLESS opposite Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain. The film centers on a family of Depression-era bootleggers in the American South.
Clarke first came to America’s attention in the critically acclaimed dramatic Showtime series, BROTHERHOOD, where he played Tommy Caffee, an ambitious Rhode Island politician who navigates the treacherous worlds of local politics and organized crime. He most recently starred in Shawn Ryan’s (THE SHIELD) acclaimed crime-drama, THE CHICAGO CODE on FOX. Clarke starred as Veteran Chicago Police Detective Jarek Wysocki who leads the special unit fighting against the corruption.
Previously, Clarke also starred in several high profile films including Michael Mann’s PUBLIC ENEMIES opposite Johnny Depp; Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas; and Paul W.S. Anderson’s DEATH RACE.
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 and David Schwimmer’s TRUST opposite Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, as well as YELLING TO THE SKY directed by Victoria Mahoney and SWERVE, directed by Craig Lahiff.
In his native Australia, Clarke starred in Phillip Noyce’s RABBIT-PROOF FENCE, as well as BETTER THAN SEX, and PARK STREET. In television, Clarke worked opposite Geoffrey Rush in the series, 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 director.