Guy Edward Pearce (born October 5, 1967) is a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated English-born Australian-raised actor, perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Anterograde amnesia victim Leonard Shelby in Christopher Nolan's Memento, and for his role as Mike Young in the popular Australian television series Neighbours. Other notable credits include the films Rules of Engagement, The Count of Monte Cristo and L.A. Confidential as well as a starring role in The Proposition.
The director/producer/writer Frank Howson cast Pearce in his first three movies, and paid for him to go to the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 for the premiere of the Howson-directed Hunting. The accompanying Howson-funded publicity campaign brought Pearce to the attention of the international film industry. He made his first major film breakthrough shortly after, with his role as a drag queen in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994. Since then, he has appeared in several US productions including L.A. Confidential, Ravenous, Rules of Engagement, Memento, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Time Machine. However, he continues to act in Australian theatre productions as well as Australian films, such as The Hard Word (2002) and the critically lauded The Proposition (2005). Pearce recently portrayed pop artist Andy Warhol in Factory Girl and Harry Houdini in the upcoming film Death Defying Acts. He is also set to appear in The Road (film) and Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler.
`TIME' LAPSE GUY PEARCE VISITS A FUTURE FULL OF MOVIE NONSENSE IN THE LATEST UPDATE OF H.G. WELLS' WATERSHED WORK.(LIFE & LEISURE)(Movie review)
Mar 08, 2002; Byline: ROGER EBERT UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE ``The Time Machine'' is a witless recycling of the H.G. Wells story from 1895, with...