About Geoffrey Rush
It has been announced that the total amount of Geoffrey Rush net worth reaches as high as 40 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. He has earned a huge part of his net worth because of his career as an actor, but in addition to that, Geoffrey Rush is also recognized as a film producer.
Geoffrey Rush is amongst a few actors who have received the Triple Crown of Acting – the Primetime Emmy Award, the Academy Award and the Tony Award. He has been nominated for an Academy Award four times and has won one of them for acting. In addition, Geoffrey Rush has been nominated for five British Academy Film Awards and became a winner of three of them. In addition, the actor is a winner of four Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Thus, his career in acting not only added up a lot of revenues to the overall estimate of Geoffrey Rush net worth, but also earned him many awards and nominations.
In 2012, Geoffrey Rush was named the Australian of the Year. He is also the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. In 1996, Geoffrey Rush appeared in the film called “Shine” and for his role in it, the actor received the Academy Award, SAGA, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Critics’ Choice Movie Award, becoming the first actor to receive all of these awards for a single performance.
The actor was born in 1951 in Queensland. His father was working as an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force, whereas his mother was a department store sales assistant. When he was only 5 years old, his parents divorced. After the divorce, Geoffrey Rush grew up with his mother and maternal grandparents in Brisbane. After high school, he was studying at the University of Queensland, from which he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
In 1971, he became a stage actor with the Queensland Theater Company. There, he appeared in 17 plays. In 1975, he moved to Paris to attend L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. Before he began his film work, which added up most of the revenues to the current size of Geoffrey Rush net worth, he mostly appeared in stage plays.
The first play in which he appeared was called “Wrong Side of the Moon”. He appeared with the Queensland Theater Company for four years. The actor had roles in many different plays, starting with “Hamlet on Ice” and ending with “Juno and the Paycock”. Geoffrey Rush has appeared in some Shakespeare plays, including “Troilus and Cressida” and “The Winter’s Tale”. He got the role of Ernest in the Oscar Wilde’s play called “The Importance of Being Earnest”. In 1998, Geoffrey Rush appeared in “The Marriage of Figaro” as the title character. Geoffrey Rush has also appeared in some plays with the Brisbane Arts Theater. Thus, his stage work began to make his name recognized and also added up to the total size of Geoffrey Rush net worth, which currently is as high as 40 million dollars.