Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
as Cleve Jones

Actor Biography

One of the most versatile actors of his generation, Guy Pearce's career has spanned over 25 years in film, television and theatre in Australia and internationally.

Pearce first made his mark in the 80s in the highly successful TV series "Neighbours." His work in Australia has been extensive; most recently starring alongside Robert Pattinson in David Michod's "The Rover." This was his second time collaborating with Michod after the internationally successful "Animal Kingdom" with Jackie Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton. Other Australian credits include Neil Armfield's "Holding the Man"; John Hillcoat's powerful drama "The Proposition," written by Nick Cave; "The Hard Word," starring Rachel Griffiths; Pauline Chan's "33 Postcards"; "In Her Skin"; "Till Human Voices Wake Us," alongside Helena Bonham Carter; the critically acclaimed ABC TV movie "Jack Irish," directed by Jeffrey Walker; and of course Stephan Elliott's boxoffice sensation "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

Pearce had his international break in the critically acclaimed "L.A Confidential," starring alongside Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger, the film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, 12 BAFTA and five Golden Globe Nominations. This paved the way for a number of iconic support and leading roles for him, including Christopher Nolan's "Memento"; the Best Picture Oscar-winning films "The Kings Speech," alongside Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush; and Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker."  Other credits include "Results"; "Iron Man 3"; "Hateship, Loveship," with Kristen Wiig; Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"; "Lawless," opposite Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain; "Lockout"; Drake Doremus' "Breathe In"; "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"; "Rules of Engagement"; "Bedtime Stories"; "The Road"; "Traitor"; "Death Defying Acts," with Catherine Zeta Jones; "Factory Girl"; "Two Brothers"; "The Time Machine"; "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "First Snow."
In 2011 Guy appeared as Monty Beragon in the Todd Haynes adaption of "Mildred Pierce," for HBO, alongside Kate Winslet. His performance was met with critical acclaim, winning him an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor.

He will next be seen in Martin Koolhoven's dark thriller "Brimstone," with Dakota Fanning and Carice Van Houten, and the much anticipated next instalment of "Jack Irish."