Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley (born November 27th, 1973) is a South African producer, actor, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for playing the roles of Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar-nominated science fiction film District 9 and H. M. Murdock in the 2010 adaptation of The A-Team. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sharlto Copley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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District 9 (2009)

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Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  Sylvaine Strike

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  Sylvaine Strike

Europa Report (2013)

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A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Cordero
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Daniel Wu  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Christian Camargo

A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Cordero
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Daniel Wu  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Christian Camargo

Elysium (2013)

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In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

Oldboy (2013)

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An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

Maleficent (2014)

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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

Open Grave (2013)

A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gonzalo López-Gallego
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Joseph Morgan  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Erin Richards

A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gonzalo López-Gallego
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Joseph Morgan  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Erin Richards

The A-Team (2010)

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A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Jessica Biel  •  Sharlto Copley

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Jessica Biel  •  Sharlto Copley

Alive in Joburg (2005)

A documentary-style short film about the arrival of an alien spaceship over Johannesburg, South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Dawie Ackermann  •  Jason Cope  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Braam Greyling

A documentary-style short film about the arrival of an alien spaceship over Johannesburg, South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Dawie Ackermann  •  Jason Cope  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Braam Greyling

Chappie (2015)

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Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Dev Patel  •  Brandon Auret  •  Eugene Khumbanyiwa

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Dev Patel  •  Brandon Auret  •  Eugene Khumbanyiwa

The Hollars (2016)

Aspiring New York City artist, John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Krasinski
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  John Krasinski

Aspiring New York City artist, John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Krasinski
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  John Krasinski

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ilya Naishuller
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Haley Bennett  •  Danila Kozlovsky  •  Tim Roth

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ilya Naishuller
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Haley Bennett  •  Danila Kozlovsky  •  Tim Roth

The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (2009)

A documentary that discusses the making of the Oscar-nominated movie District 9.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Levy
CAST:  Michael Berg  •  Neill Blomkamp  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Peter Jackson

A documentary that discusses the making of the Oscar-nominated movie District 9.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Levy
CAST:  Michael Berg  •  Neill Blomkamp  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Peter Jackson

Gringo (2018)

An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nash Edgerton
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Charlize Theron  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Amanda Seyfried

An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nash Edgerton
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Charlize Theron  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Amanda Seyfried

God: Serengeti (2017)

God presides over a prehistoric tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope

God presides over a prehistoric tribe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope

Free Fire (2017)

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A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Armie Hammer  •  Brie Larson  •  Cillian Murphy

A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Armie Hammer  •  Brie Larson  •  Cillian Murphy

Oats Studios: Volume 1 (2018)

A compilation of shorts, diverse experimental content and more weird stuff spread directly from the devious mind of the South African film director Neill Blomkamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Carly Pope  •  Alec Gillis

A compilation of shorts, diverse experimental content and more weird stuff spread directly from the devious mind of the South African film director Neill Blomkamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Carly Pope  •  Alec Gillis

God: City (2018)

God presides over a modern metropolis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope

God presides over a modern metropolis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Jason Cope

The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Anna Brewster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Michael Pitt

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Anna Brewster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Michael Pitt

Ted K (2021)

Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber, wants to destroy modern technology to create a world for himself in the Montana wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Stone
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Drew Powell  •  Bob Jennings  •  Christian Calloway

Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber, wants to destroy modern technology to create a world for himself in the Montana wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Stone
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Drew Powell  •  Bob Jennings  •  Christian Calloway

Monkey Man

In modern-day India a kid emerges from prison to grapple with a world marred by corporate greed and eroding spiritual values.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dev Patel
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Sobhita Dhulipala  •  Sikandar Kher

In modern-day India a kid emerges from prison to grapple with a world marred by corporate greed and eroding spiritual values.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dev Patel
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Sobhita Dhulipala  •  Sikandar Kher
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