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Guy Edward Pearce, better known as Guy Pearce, was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on October 5, 1967.
He is a renowned Australian actor (British-born), best known for his performances in films such as 'L. A. Confidential', 'Brand New World', and 'Memento'. In addition, Guy Pearce has also appeared in several famous television series, like 'Jack Irish', 'The Wizard Of Aus', and 'A Christmas Carol'.
Besides being a great actor, Pearce is also a talented singer and songwriter. In 2014, he launched his debut album 'Broken Bones'.
Guy Pearce is a graduate of Geelong College. Currently, the famous Australian actor is in a relationship with Carice van Houten. Pearce also has a son named Monte.
Guy Pearce began his acting career at the age of 17 while he was still in college. His first film was titled 'Life And Study At University', and it was directed and produced by Peter Lane. Following this, he received a role in the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours' (1985). Today, Guy Pearce is a huge name in the film and television industry and he has appeared in numerous blockbuster films and hit TV series. As of 2022, Pearce has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Even though Guy Pearce has not publicly disclosed his current annual income, it has been reported that the famous Australian actor earned about $1 million in 2005. This amount increased to $3.7 million in 2011 and slightly reduced to $3.1 million in 2013.
Guy Pearce stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
The Australian actor was born on October 5, 1967. So, as of 2022, Pearce is 54 years old.
As is already mentioned, Pearce was born Guy Edward Pearce in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on October 5, 1967, to Anne Cocking and Stuart Pearce. He also has a sister named Tracy Pearce.
Guy Pearce's father worked as a test pilot for the Royal Air Force and also as a Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot. His mother was a school teacher. The family moved to Australia when Pearce was only a three-year-old child. Unfortunately, Stuart Pearce passed away when Guy Pearce was eight.
The famous Australian actor went to Geelong College. There, he trained as an amateur bodybuilder and became Junior Mr. Victoria at the age of 16. The following year, Pearce received an offer to play the role of a 21-year-old student in the film 'Life And Study At University'.
Shortly after, Pearce was selected for the role of Mike Young in the famous Australian soap opera 'Neighbours'.
Talking about his personal life, Guy Pearce is dating the renowned Dutch actress Carice van Houten as of 2022. Their relationship began in 2015. In 2016, Pearce and Houten had a son together named Monte Pearce.
Guy Pearce was previously married to his childhood sweetheart, Kate Mestitz. Kate Mestitz is a psychologist. They exchanged their wedding vows in 1997 and, after spending 18 years together, got divorced in 2015.
After making his film debut in college, Guy Pearce became drawn to soap operas. At first, he started playing Mike Young in 'Neighbours', which ran for several years. After that, he portrayed the character of David Croft in 12 episodes of 'Home And Away'.
Following that, Pearce appeared in 65 episodes of 'Snowy River: The McGregor Saga' as Rob McGregor from 1994-1996.
Guy Pearce's next significant work on television came in 2011 when he played the role of Monty Beragon on the HBO miniseries 'Mildred Pierce'. In 2014, Pearce appeared in one episode of 'Sean Saves The World' ('The Dark Sean Rises'), where he played the role of Liam Stone.
In 2016, Guy Pearce played the role of Morgan Wright in the famous Australian comedy series 'The Wizards Of Aus'. In 2017, he portrayed the character of Cleve Jones in the ABC miniseries 'When We Rise'. In 2018, he worked with Netflix on its show 'The Innocents'. In this series, he portrayed the character Halvorson. In 2019, Pearce played Ebenezer Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol', and in 2021, he played Richard Ryan in 'Mare Of Easttown'.
Coming to his film career, Guy Pearce performed in several popular Australian films before stepping into Hollywood and world cinema. His first significant work came in 1990. The film was titled 'Heaven Tonight', and Pearce played the role of Paul Dysart. Following this, he appeared in films like 'Hunting', where he portrayed Sharp, 'The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert' where he played Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow, 'Dating The Enemy' where he took the role of Brett, and 'Flynn' where he played Errol Flynn.
Guy Pearce's Hollywood debut came in 1997 with the neo-noir crime film 'L. A. Confidential'. In this motion picture, he played the role of Det. Lt. Ed Exley.
In 2000, Pearce performed the role of Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's celebrated film 'Memento'. He also portrayed the character of Andy Warhol in George Hickenlooper's 2006 film 'Factory Girl'.
In 2010, Guy Pearce appeared in Tom Hooper's famous historical film 'The King's Speech', where he played the role of King Edward VII. In the same year, Pearce appeared in the Australian crime drama 'Animal Kingdom' as Nathan Leckie.
Guy Pearce also played William Cecil in Josie Rouke's 2018 historical drama 'Mary Queen Of Scots' and Joe Martin in Brian De Palma's 2019 crime thriller 'Domino'.
Issues regarding the Earth's ecosystem, animal rights, and animal welfare have always gravely concerned Guy Pearce. As a result, he supports several non-profit organizations, such as Bush Heritage Australia, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, the Bob Brown Foundation, and the Australian Koala Foundation.
To date, Guy Pearce has won numerous awards for his performances in films and TV series. The most prestigious ones are the 2001 San Diego Film Critics Society Award (Best Actor) for 'Memento', the 2009 Gotham Award (Best Ensemble Performance) for 'The Hurt Locker', the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture) for 'The King's Speech', the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role) for 'Mildred Pierce', and the 2022 Logie Award (Most Popular Actor) for 'Jack Irish'.
Apart from that, the famous Australian actor was also nominated for the Australian Academy Film Award (2013, 2015), the British Independent Film Award (2010), the Golden Globe Award (2011), and the Australian Film Critics Association Award (2015).
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