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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Guy Pearce!

Today, we're celebrating the 44th birthday of Guy Pearce. Pearce got his acting start in the mid- to late-1980s television series "Neighbours," using that as a springboard to nab parts in films like 1990's Heaven Tonight and 1994's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He started to gain fame in the United States after his semi-starring role in 1997's L.A. Confidential, and then again with Christopher Nolan's 2000 film, Memento. Since then, he's appeared in films relatively consistently but hasn't made quite the splash he made in the late-1990s and early 2000s. Still, I consider him to be one of the more-talented actors on the Hollywood scene right now, and for that, he should be commended. You might still be able to catch him in theaters in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, but you will be able to see Pearce in 2011's The Wettest County in the World. So as I normally do, I'm counting down my five favorite performances for Pearce. I hope you enjoy the list! Once again, happy birthday, Guy Pearce!

5. Veteran
The Road (2009)


4. Sgt. Nathan Leckie
Animal Kingdom (2010)


3. King Edward VIII
The King's Speech (2010)


2. Edmund J. Exley
L.A. Confidential (1997)


1. Leonard Shelby
Memento (2000)


Top Rated Film (According to Me): L.A. Confidential (1997)

2000: Nominee - Best Actor, Drama

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