Joel Edgerton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jun, 2019
Facts of Joel Edgerton
Date of Birth: 1974 , June-23
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Joel Edgerton
Birth Name Joel Edgerton
Father Michael Edgerton
Mother Marianne Edgerton
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Director, Writer and Producer
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brunette
Face Color Fair
Famous for Loving
Education Hills Grammar School
Awards AACTA Awards
Movies The Square, The Gift, The Waiting City, Loving
Siblings Nash Edgerton
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Australian actor and filmmaker, Joel Edgerton is popular for his roles in The Gift, The Square, The Waiting City and Loving among others. He also worked in films including Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith, Warriors and The Great Gatsby.

He has also been nominated for various awards and won some of them such as Film Critics Circle of Australia, AACTA Awards and Hollywood Film Awards among others. He owns a production company, Blue Tongue Films. From his career, he has earned an estimated net worth of thousand dollars.

Early Life And Education Of Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton was born on 23rd June 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales under the birth sign Cancer. Edgerton is Australian as per nationality and ethnicity wise he's White. He is the son of Michael (a solicitor developer) and Marianne Edgerton (house). He has a brother, Nash Edgerton(stuntman and filmmaker).

[ CAPTION: Joel with his brother ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

Edgerton joined Hills Grammar School in Kenthurst. As kids, he along with his brother used to love making home movies. After graduating from school, he attended the University of Western Sydney’s Nepean Drama School in Kingswood. After joining the university, he started performing on various stage productions.

Joel Edgerton's Career

Joel Edgerton made his big screen debut in 1995 from Australian TV series, Police Rescue by Christopher Lee and Debra Oswald. Subsequently, Edgerton worked in fantasy teen drama, Spellbinder.

The following year, Edgerton worked in his first movie, Loaded as an actor and a producer. He then acted in comedy/drama film Race the Sun and a TV series, Water Rats.

Edgerton then appeared in various TV series such as Big Sky, Wildside, The Three Stooges, Dossa & Joe and Dirt Game among others. However, he is popular for his role in the three-time silver Logie Award-winning TV phi-series, The Secret Life of Us where he appeared alongside Samuel Johnson, Claudia Karvan, Deborah Mailman and Anna Torv among others. For his role as William McGill in the series, he was nominated for AACTA Awards twice, winning one for Best Actor in a TV drama and Logies Awards. 

[ CAPTION: Joel in one of the scenes of the movie, Loving ][ SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter ]

Edgerton also worked in several movies including Race the Sun, Praise, Bloodlock, The Pitch, The Night We Called It a Day, The Thing, The Rover and Bright among others. However, his acting was really appreciated in,

 Movies

Cast Members IMDB rating Job Description Awards and Nominations
The Square (2008) Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang, Terry Notary, Dominic West and Annica Lijieblad among others. 6.8. Writer, Producer, and Actor.
  • Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Screenplay.
  • Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Original Screenplay
The Waiting City (2009) Radha Mitchell, Isabel Lucas, Samrat Chakrabarti, and Tillotama Shome among others. 6.2. Actor.
  • Won Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Won Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—Inside Film Award for Best Actor.
Loving (2016)

Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney and Marton Csokas among others.

7.0. Actor.
  • Nominated for Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Nominated for Gotham Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated for San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated for San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

As of 2018, Edgerton is credited for three upcoming movies,

Movies Director Release Date IMDB rating   Cast Members
Red Sparrow Francis Larence 2nd March 2018 5.3.   Jennifer Larence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling and Jeremy Irons among others.
Gringo Nash Edgerton 9th March 2018 -   David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Sharlto Copley and Thandie Newton among others.
Boy Erased Joel Edgerton 28th September 2018 -   Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Cheery Jones.

Production House

In 1996, Edgerton along with Nash Edgerton (his brother), Kieran Darcy-Smith, Luke Doolan, Spencer Susser, David Michod, Sean Kruck and Mirrah Foulkes founded Blue-Tongue Film, an Australian production company.

Till date the company has created many movies such as The Magician, Animal Kingdom, Felony, Loaded, Jac Et Bill, Deadline, The Island, The Pitch, and Trespass among others.

Joel Edgerton's Net Worth

Joel Edgerton has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has appeared in a number of hit movies that made a good collection at the box office.

Here, are some of his 7 hit movies:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) $115 million $649.4 million 6.6.
  • Won Visual Effects Society, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards.
Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson and Frank Oz among others.
King Arthur (2004) $120 million $203.6 million 6.3   Astrid Berges Frisbey, Charlie Hunnman, Jude Law, David Beckham and Eric Bana among others.
Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005) $113 million $848.8 million 7.6
  • Won People’s Choice Awards, Hollywood Film Festival Awards, Empire Awards, Saturn Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Grammy Awards,  and MTV Movie Awards.
Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid and Christopher Lee among others.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010) $80 million $140.1 million 7.0
  • Won AACTA Awards.
  • Nominated for Annie Awards, Visual Effect Society Awards, Satellite Awards and Saturn Awards.
Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren, Ryan Kwanten and Abbie Cornish among others.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) $40 million $132.8 million 7.4
  • Won Academy Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards.
Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, and Kyle Chandler among others.
The Great Gatsby (2013) $190 million $353.6 million 7.3
  • Won Academy Awards (twice), AACTA Awards (twelve times), Art Directors Guild, British Academy Film Awards (twice)Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (twice), Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards, Satellite Awards (twice), St. Louis Gateway Film critics, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics and Young Artist Awards.
  • Nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards, Grammy Awards, Empire Awards and Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association among others.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki among others.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) $140 million $268.2 million 6.0   Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and John Turturro among others.

Edgerton also earns much from his production house, Blue-Tongue Films. Some of the hit movies from the production house include:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating  Awards Cast Members  
Animal Kingdom (2010) $5 million $6.8 million 7.3
  • Won AACTA Awards (six times), Australian Film Institute Members Awards, Inside Film Awards (twice), Los Angeles Film Critics Awards and Satelite Awards among others.
  • Nominated for Inside Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and Saturn Awards among others.
Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Finn Cole, Ben Robson and Shawn Hatosy among others.  
The Gift (2015) $5 million $59 million 7.1
  • Won Sitges Film Festival Awards and Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.
  • Nominated for Empire Awards, Saturn Awards, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Alison Tolman, David Denman and Busy Philipps among others.  
[ CAPTION: Joel and his car. ][ SOURCE: Daily Mail ]

Edgerton has a collection of cars which includes:

  • BMW 5 series = $51,200- $58,750.
  • Lexus RX = $43,270- $50,620
  • Mercedes SL class = $ 41,245.

Joel Edgerton's Personal Life

Joel Edgerton is unmarried and has no children. While promoting his upcoming movie Red Sparrow, Edgerton was rumored to be dating his co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. They were even spotted spending some private time together. However, they have not confirmed their relationship yet. Years back, he was rumored to be dating Dayana Reeves, a French model after they both were spotted together attending Cannes Film Festival.

[ CAPTION: Joel with Jennifer Lawrence in the premiere ][ SOURCE: Gossip Cop ]

Prior to this, Edgerton dated Wanessa Milhomem, the ex-girlfriend of Anthony Kiedis. The couple was last spotted in 2015 during their trip in Malibu, California.

Before Milhomem he was engaged to his girlfriend turned fiancé, Alexis Blake, a Balinese fashion designer. They made their relationship public during the promotional tour of his movie, The Great Gatsby in 2013.

[ CAPTION: Joel and Alexis Blake in an event. ][ SOURCE: en.mogaznews.com ]

The same year, their engagement was confirmed after they appeared in the Cannes Film Festival together with the matching engagement rings. After some months, the couple called off their engagement citing Edgerton's commitment towards work. He explained,

''I made a decision that I was going to work my a** off. To be honest, I haven’t changed that thought. I’m seriously married to work.''

In 2009, Edgerton dated Australian actress, Robin McLeavy. They made their relationship public in October at the Mother of All Closing Night Parties at the Sydney Theater Company where they were spotted holding each other’s hand.

McLeavy was happy with the relationship. She even stated,

‘’ It’s good! On the second day of rehearsals we were, you, know, kissing and fighting. You find the violence one day and the passion the next, and then the tenderness. The sex is really important with these characters. It’s really primal.''

But the relationship between them did not last long and soon they broke up in 2010. Previously, he was in a long-term relationship with Australian sprinter, Cathy Freeman from 2003 to 2005. The couple separated for some unrevealed reasons.

Controversy

In February 2018, Joel Edgerton and the cast members of his upcoming movie, Red Sparrow gathered for a press event where the main lead, Jennifer Lawrence wore a skimpy outfit in the freezing weather for which she was targeted by the media. 

[ CAPTION: Joel with the cast of Red Sparrow in a press event. ][ SOURCE: Radio.com ]

Their picture on the social media came to highlight as Lawrence was in a skimpy dress whereas her male co-stars were all rugged up in the freezing weather of London.

He spoke about it saying,

‘’If you’re asking me why I didn’t give Jen my coat, I was scared the designer Versace] was going to hate my guts for covering up the beautiful dress.’'

He even appeared aggressively supporting the actress in front of the media.

Donation And Charities

Joel Edgerton is an ambassador of The Fred Hollows Foundation which is working in over 25 countries. They helped to empower and train the local optometrist, nurses and health workers so to create a sustainable system of care. Their main motto is to provide affordable and high-quality eye health. In 2012, Edgerton visited Nepal where he helped many people.

In 2017, Edgerton hosted a Hollywood Gala Fundraiser event to launch The Foundation in America. The vent was attended by several celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Beckinsale, Rob Pattison, and Chris Pine among others.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Joel Edgerton is 45 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches(180cm).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 80kg(176 Ibs).
  • Body Measurements: He has a muscular body built but his measurements are missing. 

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