Guy Pearce

Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an English-born Australian actor and musician, known for his roles as Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's Memento, Lieutenant Ed Exley in the film L.A. Confidential, a drag queen in the cult film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Mike Young in the popular Australian television series Neighbours and King Edward VIII ("David") in the 2010 Best Picture Oscar winner The King's Speech.

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Memento (2000)

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Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Mark Boone Junior

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Dating the Enemy (1996)

One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Megan Simpson Huberman
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Claudia Karvan  •  Matt Day  •  Lisa Hensley

One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Megan Simpson Huberman
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Claudia Karvan  •  Matt Day  •  Lisa Hensley

Factory Girl (2006)

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

Ravenous (1999)

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Guy Pearce  •  Ben Kingsley

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Guy Pearce  •  Ben Kingsley

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Elliott
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Guy Pearce  •  Bill Hunter

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Elliott
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Guy Pearce  •  Bill Hunter

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

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Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

The Proposition (2005)

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Ray Winstone  •  Emily Watson  •  Danny Huston

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Ray Winstone  •  Emily Watson  •  Danny Huston

The Time Machine (2002)

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wells
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Samantha Mumba  •  Phyllida Law  •  Laura Kirk

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wells
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Samantha Mumba  •  Phyllida Law  •  Laura Kirk

Two Brothers (2004)

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Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Maï Anh Le  •  Guy Pearce  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Oanh Nguyen

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Maï Anh Le  •  Guy Pearce  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Oanh Nguyen

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Guy Pearce  •  Don Cheadle

Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)

Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Petroni
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Frank Gallacher  •  Lindley Joyner

Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Petroni
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Frank Gallacher  •  Lindley Joyner

Woundings (1998)

A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Hanley
CAST:  Julie Cox  •  Sammi Davis  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Charlie Creed-Miles

A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Hanley
CAST:  Julie Cox  •  Sammi Davis  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Charlie Creed-Miles

Prometheus (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba

Lockout (2012)

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Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen St. Leger  •  James Mather
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Maggie Grace  •  Joseph Gilgun  •  Lennie James

Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen St. Leger  •  James Mather
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Maggie Grace  •  Joseph Gilgun  •  Lennie James

Lawless (2012)

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Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Tom Hardy  •  Guy Pearce  •  Jessica Chastain

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Tom Hardy  •  Guy Pearce  •  Jessica Chastain

Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. Jack is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Roy Billing  •  Aaron Pedersen

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. Jack is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Roy Billing  •  Aaron Pedersen

Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)

Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Aaron Pedersen  •  Roy Billing

Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Aaron Pedersen  •  Roy Billing

Hateship Loveship (2013)

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liza Johnson
CAST:  Kristen Wiig  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Guy Pearce  •  Christine Lahti

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liza Johnson
CAST:  Kristen Wiig  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Guy Pearce  •  Christine Lahti
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