30 interesting things most people don’t know about Joel Edgerton

About Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, writer and producer. He was born in 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales and grew up in the suburbs of Sydney. He began his career in the theatre, performing in productions with the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia. He made his film debut in the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, which earned him an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has since appeared in numerous films, including The Great Gatsby, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Loving. He also starred alongside Tom Hardy in the Australian western thriller The Proposition in 2005. Edgerton also ventured into directing and writing, writing and directing the psychological thriller The Gift in 2015. He has received critical acclaim for his performances, and has been nominated for several awards, including the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in The Great Gatsby.

30 interesting things most people don’t know about Joel Edgerton

• He is an Australian actor, writer, producer and director
• He was born in Blacktown, New South Wales
• His film debut was in the Australian drama The Secret Life of Us
• He wrote, directed and starred in the 2010 psychological thriller The Square
• He is a passionate surfer and environmentalist
• He is an advocate for the Australian Indigenous Literacy Foundation
• He is an ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation
• He is the co-founder of the Australian production company Blue-Tongue Films
• He has appeared in numerous films and television projects such as Star Wars, The Great Gatsby, Loving, and Red Sparrow
• He is an ambassador for the Australian Film Institute
• He is a supporter of the animal welfare organization Animal Welfare League of NSW
• He is a member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
• He was named one of GQ Australia’s Men of the Year in 2015
• He was named one of the 50 best-dressed men in the world by GQ magazine
• He was awarded the AACTA Longford Lyell Award in 2014
• He was awarded the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Trailblazer Award in 2017
• He was awarded the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2011
• He is a vocal opponent of Australia’s current refugee policy
• He is a supporter of the LGBT community
• He is a patron of the Australian Theatre for Young People
• He is a supporter of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition
• He is the co-owner of the consulting firm Storyboards Australia
• He is a member of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador family
• He is a member of the Australian Film and Television Academy
• He has a black belt in Taekwondo
• He has a degree in fine arts from the National Institute of Dramatic Art
• He is a collector of vintage Hollywood memorabilia
• He is a fan of the Australian Football League
• He is a supporter of the indigenous music festival Boomerang
• He is a UNICEF Australia ambassador