Jai Courtney

Born March 15, 1986 in Sydney, Australia, Courtney and his sister were raised in Sydney's leafy northwest suburbs, attending Galston Public School where their mother, Karen, was a teacher. His father, Chris, was a civil servant with the state electricity company, implying that there were no show business influences in the family when Jai caught the acting bug as a 10-year-old. He went on to develop his dramatic skills at Cherrybrook Technology High School. At 18, Courtney, like many of Australia's finest thespians before him, tried and failed to win a place at the country's leading acting school, the National Academy for Dramatic Art (NIDA).

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I, Frankenstein (2014)

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Bill Nighy  •  Jai Courtney

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Bill Nighy  •  Jai Courtney

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Rosa Salazar  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Ed Skrein

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Rosa Salazar  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Ed Skrein

The Water Diviner (2014)

Dramatic

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas

Felony (2014)

Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Jai Courtney  •  Melissa George  •  Tom Wilkinson

Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Jai Courtney  •  Melissa George  •  Tom Wilkinson

Unbroken (2014)

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angelina Jolie
CAST:  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Garrett Hedlund  •  MIYAVI  •  Jack O'Connell

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angelina Jolie
CAST:  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Garrett Hedlund  •  MIYAVI  •  Jack O'Connell

Terminator Genisys (2015)

BrainyCharmingFantasticalAdventurous

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jai Courtney

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Emilia Clarke  •  Jason Clarke  •  Jai Courtney

Divergent (2014)

Action-packedFuturisticRomanticEnjoyable

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Kate Winslet  •  Miles Teller  •  Ray Stevenson

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Kate Winslet  •  Miles Teller  •  Ray Stevenson

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Heist

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jai Courtney  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jai Courtney  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Jack Reacher (2012)

Action-packedFast pacedBrilliantEnjoyable

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

Stone Bros. (2009)

City based Eddie sets off to reconnect with his blackfella roots by taking a sacred stone back to his hometown. But when wild-boy Charlie forces himself along for the ride, Eddie's spiritual journey goes off track and becomes a riotous trip through outback ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Frankland
CAST:  Leon Burchill  •  Luke Carroll  •  Jai Courtney

City based Eddie sets off to reconnect with his blackfella roots by taking a sacred stone back to his hometown. But when wild-boy Charlie forces himself along for the ride, Eddie's spiritual journey goes off track and becomes a riotous trip through outback ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Frankland
CAST:  Leon Burchill  •  Luke Carroll  •  Jai Courtney

Boys Grammar (2005)

Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes at an exclusive private boys school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Francis
CAST:  Matt Levett  •  Tom O'Sullivan  •  Anthony Phelan  •  Daniel Feuerriegel

Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes at an exclusive private boys school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Francis
CAST:  Matt Levett  •  Tom O'Sullivan  •  Anthony Phelan  •  Daniel Feuerriegel

Insurgent (2015)

Action-packedFast pacedGrippingSuspenseful

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Theo James  •  Miles Teller  •  Ansel Elgort

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Theo James  •  Miles Teller  •  Ansel Elgort

Suicide Squad (2016)

CuteDarkFun

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jared Leto  •  Margot Robbie  •  Will Smith  •  Jai Courtney

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jared Leto  •  Margot Robbie  •  Will Smith  •  Jai Courtney

Man Down (2015)

DepressingHeartbreakingSuspensefulThought provoking

When a U.S. Marine returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Jai Courtney  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kate Mara

When a U.S. Marine returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Jai Courtney  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kate Mara

Be Here Now (2015)

An inspiring feature documentary and love story, about the overnight sensation, actor and international sex symbol, Andy Whitfield, who put the same determination and dedication that he brought to his lead role in "Spartacus" into fighting life-threatening cancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilibet Foster
CAST:  Andy Whitfield  •  Jai Courtney  •  Indigo Whitfield  •  Jesse Whitfield

An inspiring feature documentary and love story, about the overnight sensation, actor and international sex symbol, Andy Whitfield, who put the same determination and dedication that he brought to his lead role in "Spartacus" into fighting life-threatening cancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilibet Foster
CAST:  Andy Whitfield  •  Jai Courtney  •  Indigo Whitfield  •  Jesse Whitfield

The Exception (2017)

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leveaux
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jai Courtney  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Christopher Plummer

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leveaux
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jai Courtney  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Christopher Plummer

Storm Boy (2019)

Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Seet
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jai Courtney  •  Erik Thomson  •  Morgan Davies

Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Seet
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jai Courtney  •  Erik Thomson  •  Morgan Davies

Buffaloed (2020)

Set in the underworld of debt-collecting, homegrown hustler Peg Dahl will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanya Wexler
CAST:  Zoey Deutch  •  Judy Greer  •  Jermaine Fowler  •  Jai Courtney

Set in the underworld of debt-collecting, homegrown hustler Peg Dahl will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanya Wexler
CAST:  Zoey Deutch  •  Judy Greer  •  Jermaine Fowler  •  Jai Courtney

100% Wolf (2020)

Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves, is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first 'warfing' goes awry, turning him into a ferocious poodle. The pack elders give Freddy until the next moonrise to prove he has the heart of a wolf, or risk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexs Stadermann
CAST:  Ilai Swindells  •  Jai Courtney  •  Samara Weaving  •  Rhys Darby

Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves, is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first 'warfing' goes awry, turning him into a ferocious poodle. The pack elders give Freddy until the next moonrise to prove he has the heart of a wolf, or risk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexs Stadermann
CAST:  Ilai Swindells  •  Jai Courtney  •  Samara Weaving  •  Rhys Darby

Honest Thief (2020)

A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Williams
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Kate Walsh  •  Jai Courtney  •  Jeffrey Donovan

A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Williams
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Kate Walsh  •  Jai Courtney  •  Jeffrey Donovan
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