Pearce, Guy 1967–

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PEARCE, Guy 1967


Full name, Guy Edward Pearce; born October 5, 1967, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England; immigrated to Australia, c. 1971; son of Stuart (an air force test pilot) and Anne (a teacher; later surname, Cocking) Pearce; married Kate Mestitz, March, 1997. Education: Graduated from Geelong College, 1985. Avocational Interests: Singing, playing guitar, songwriting.

Addresses: Agent Chris Andrews, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist Kelly Bush, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, musician, and songwriter. Appeared in a television commercial for Mars Bars candy.

Awards, Honors: Winner of Junior Mr. Victoria body building competition, 1984; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a cast (with others), 1998, for L.A. Confidential; Feature Film Award, best actor, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2001, for Woundings; San Diego Film Critics Society Award and Boston Society of Film Critics Award nomination, both best actor, 2001, Sierra Award, best actor, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a motion picture drama, International Press Academy, Chicago Film Critics Award nomination, best actor, Saturn Award nomination, best actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best actor, all 2002, all for Memento; Film Critics Circle of Australia Award nomination, best actor, 2002, for The Hard Word.


Film Appearances:

Paul Dysart, Heaven Tonight, 1990.

Friday on My Mind (also known as The Final Stage ), 1990.

Sharp, Hunting, 1991.

Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Gramercy, 1994.

Errol Flynn, Flynn, Beyond Distribution Sydney, 1996.

Brett, Dating the Enemy, 1996.

Detective Lieutenant Edmund "Ed" Exley, L.A. Confidential, Warner Bros., 1997.

Jimmy Compton, Woundings, Muse Productions, 1998.

Drumstrings Casey, A Slipping Down Life, DVC Entertainment, 1999.

Major Mark Biggs, Rules of Engagement (also known as Les regles d'engagement and RulesSekunden der Entscheidung ), Paramount, 1999.

Captain John Boyd, Ravenous (also known as Voraz ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1999.

Leonard Shelby, Memento, Newmarket Film Group, 2001.

Fernand Mondego, Count of Morcerf, The Count of Monte Cristo (also known as Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo ), Buena Vista, 2002.

Alexander Hartdegen, The Time Machine, Dream-Works/Warner Bros., 2002.

Dr. Sam Franks, Till Human Voices Wake Us, Paramount Classics, 2002.

Dale Twentyman, The Hard Word, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Two Brothers, Universal, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mike Young, Neighbours, 10 Network (Australia), c. 19861990.

David Croft, a recurring role, Home and Away, 7 Network (Australia), 19911992.

Rob McGregor, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (also known as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River ), The Family Channel, c. 19931996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Constantly upstaged actor, The Late Show, ABC (Australia), 1992.

The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 1996.

Himself, The Panel, 10 Network (Australia), 1998.

Himself, "Memento," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel, 2001.

Guest, The View, 2002.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2003.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Guest, Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, ABC (Australia), 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Daniel Viney and Richard Viney, Halifax f.p.: Deja Vu (movie), 9 Network (Australia), 1997.

Michael, The Devil Game, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Face to Face, Melbourne, Australia, 2000.

Chance Wayne, Sweet Bird of Youth, Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne, 2002.

Also appeared in productions of I Hate Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Danny Zuko in the musical Grease, Australian cities.



FilmFest DVD: Issue 1Sundance, BroadcastDVD, 1999.

Appeared in the music video "Across the Night" by Silverchair.


Film Music:

Songwriter, Hunting, 1991.



Empire (Australia), May, 2001, pp. 7680.

Evening Standard Hot Tickets, September 2, 1999, pp. 23.

Interview, October, 1997, p. 41; April, 2001, p. 104.

Premiere (England), November, 1997, pp. 7071.

Premiere (United States), November, 1997, p. 50; March, 2002, pp. 6365.

Urban Cinefile, April 6, 2001.

U.S. News and World Report, September 22, 1997, p. 78.