1951 – Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on the 6th day of July this year in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Before he began his acting career, he attended Everton Park State High School.
1975 – He took off for Paris for a couple of years, and studied mime and pantomime at the famous Jacques Le Coq School Of Mime, then returned to Australia to resume his stage career. He also has an Arts Degree from the University of Queensland. While at university, he roomed with Mel Gibson.
1987 – He also appeared in the William Shakespeare plays, The Winter’s Tale with the South Australia Theatre Company in this year.
1988 – He married Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica (b. 1992) and a son, James (b. 1995).
1996 – He won in both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actor award in the movie “Shine”.
1998 –He appeared in three major films: Les Misérables, in which he played Inspector Javert; Elizabeth, in which he played the suspicious Sir Francis Walsingham; and Shakespeare in Love in which he played the acting company manager who remained calm in the midst of chaos (and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor).
2000 – He received his third Academy Award nomination, for Quills, in which he played the Marquis de Sade.
2001 – His career continued at a fast pace, with nine films released from this year through 2003. He also won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes, for his role in Quills.
2005 – He won in both Golden Globe and Emmy Award’s Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini Series of Movie for his film “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”. In the same year, he starred in Steven Spielberg’s film Munich as Ephraim, a cold Mossad officer.
2006 – He hosted the Australian Film Institute Awards for the Nine Network. This year he also won Best Supporting Actor at the AFI Awards, for his role in Candy
2007 – He has never gotten his driver’s license.