- Category : Actor
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (12,25,35,45)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Provocation
Australian actor, film producer, and the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": the Academy Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the Tony Award. He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year. He is also the first actor to win the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for a single performance in film for his performance in Shine (1996).
Rush began his career in Brisbane with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1971, appearing in 17 productions. In 1975, he went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning to resume his stage career with QTC. In 1979, he shared an apartment with actor Mel Gibson for four months while they co-starred in a stage production of Waiting for Godot.
Rush made his film debut in the Australian film Hoodwink in 1981. His next film was Gillian Armstrong's Starstruck, 1982. In the coming years he appeared in small roles on television dramas, including a role as a dentist in a 1993 episode of the British television series Lovejoy. In 1998, he appeared in three major films: Les Misérables, Elizabeth, and Shakespeare in Love.
In Quills (2000), he played the Marquis de Sade and his career continued at a fast pace, with nine films released from 2001 to 2003. Rush played actor Peter Sellers in the 2004 television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. In 2010, Rush played speech therapist Lionel Logue in The King's Speech.
Since 1988, Rush has been married to actress Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica (born 1992), and a son, James (born 1995).
On 8 December 2017, Rush announced that he had filed a defamation suit with the Federal Court of Australia, charging that the Daily Telegraph newspaper "made false, pejorative and demeaning claims [about him], splattering them with unrelenting bombast on its front pages". The matter went to court and the trial was concluded on 9 November 2018. On 11 April 2019 the judge ruled in favour of Geoffrey Rush.