Jack Thompson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Thompson, AM (born 31 August 1940) is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. He was educated at the University of Queensland, before embarking on his acting career. In 2002, he was made an honorary member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). He is best known as a lead actor in several acclaimed Australian films including such classics as Wake in Fright (1971), Sunday Too Far Away (1975), The Man from Snowy River (1982) and Breaker Morant (1980). He won Cannes and AFI acting awards for the latter film. He was the recipient of a Living Legend Award at the 2005 Inside Film Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Thompson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

The Great Gatsby (2013)

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An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Joel Edgerton

Breaker Morant (1980)

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During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Edward Woodward  •  Jack Thompson  •  Bryan Brown  •  John Waters

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Edward Woodward  •  Jack Thompson  •  Bryan Brown  •  John Waters

Broken Arrow (1996)

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

December Boys (2007)

For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they meet Teresa and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Hardy
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Jack Thompson  •  James Fraser  •  Teresa Palmer

For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they meet Teresa and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Hardy
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Jack Thompson  •  James Fraser  •  Teresa Palmer

Excess Baggage (1997)

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

Flesh + Blood (1985)

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Tom Burlinson  •  Jack Thompson

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Tom Burlinson  •  Jack Thompson

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nagisa Ōshima
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Tom Conti  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto  •  Takeshi Kitano

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nagisa Ōshima
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Tom Conti  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto  •  Takeshi Kitano

Original Sin (2001)

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cristofer
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Gregory Itzin  •  Jack Thompson

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cristofer
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Gregory Itzin  •  Jack Thompson

Short Circuit (1986)

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Austin Pendleton

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Austin Pendleton

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niels Mueller
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Don Cheadle  •  Jack Thompson

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niels Mueller
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Don Cheadle  •  Jack Thompson

The Good German (2006)

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Tony Curran

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Tony Curran

The Earthling (1980)

Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, a man returns home to Australia to die in the wildness. His plans become complicated when he meets a young boy and decides to take him under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  William Holden  •  Ricky Schroder  •  Jack Thompson  •  Olivia Hamnett

Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, a man returns home to Australia to die in the wildness. His plans become complicated when he meets a young boy and decides to take him under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  William Holden  •  Ricky Schroder  •  Jack Thompson  •  Olivia Hamnett

Oyster Farmer (2005)

A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Reeves
CAST:  Jim Norton  •  Diana Glenn  •  David Field  •  Kerry Armstrong

A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Reeves
CAST:  Jim Norton  •  Diana Glenn  •  David Field  •  Kerry Armstrong

Last Dance (1996)

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Rob Morrow  •  Randy Quaid  •  Peter Gallagher

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Rob Morrow  •  Randy Quaid  •  Peter Gallagher

Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Hannam
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Max Cullen  •  Reg Lye  •  Robert Bruning

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Hannam
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Max Cullen  •  Reg Lye  •  Robert Bruning

Caddie (1976)

Life's tough enough for a woman alone, but with two kids and the depression... it's a bugger! - but not for... CADDIE.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Crombie
CAST:  Helen Morse  •  Takis Emmanuel  •  Jack Thompson  •  Jacki Weaver

Life's tough enough for a woman alone, but with two kids and the depression... it's a bugger! - but not for... CADDIE.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Crombie
CAST:  Helen Morse  •  Takis Emmanuel  •  Jack Thompson  •  Jacki Weaver

Wind (1992)

In 1983, yacht sailor Will Parker leads an American crew financed by millionaire Morgan Weld to defeat during the America's Cup race against an Australian crew. Determined to get the prize back, Will convinces Morgan to finance an experimental boat designed by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Jack Thompson

In 1983, yacht sailor Will Parker leads an American crew financed by millionaire Morgan Weld to defeat during the America's Cup race against an Australian crew. Determined to get the prize back, Will convinces Morgan to finance an experimental boat designed by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Jack Thompson
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