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Jack Thompson is a Actor and Executive producer Australien born on 31 august 1940 at Sydney (Australie)

Jack Thompson

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Birth name John Hadley Payne
Nationality Australie
Birth 31 august 1940 (78 years) at Sydney (Australie)

Jack Thompson, AM (born 31 August 1940) is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. He was educated at University of Queensland, before embarking on his acting career. In 2002, he was made an honorary member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). He is best known as a lead actor in several acclaimed Australian films, including such classics as Sunday Too Far Away (1975), The Man from Snowy River (1982) and Breaker Morant (1980). He won Cannes and AFI acting awards for the latter film. He was the recipient of a Living Legend Award at the 2005 Inside Film Awards.

Biography

Born John Hadley Payne in Manly, a suburb of Sydney, Thompson was educated at Sydney Boys High School. Thompson was 4 years old when his mother died, leaving his father, a merchant seaman, unable to care for him and his brother, David. He was sent to a boarding school by his father and was subsequently adopted by John and Pat Thompson and changed his surname. The film reviewer Peter Thompson is his adopted brother.

Thompson featured in the first episode of the Australian version of Who Do You Think You Are?, which was televised on 13 January 2008 on SBS, with Thompson discovering that his great-grandfather was Captain Thomas Pain, and his great-great uncle was Alfred Lee, a prominent figure in Sydney society, who donated the journal of Joseph Banks, from Captain Cook's navigation to Australia in the 1770s, to the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

Thompson married Beverley Hackett in 1963 and the five-year marriage produced his son Patrick Thompson. He then entered into a 15-year polyamorous relationship in the 1970s and 1980s with both Leona King and her sister Bunkie. He stayed with Leona following the birth of his second son, Billy.

Thompson used to own Hotel Gearin in Katoomba, Blue Mountains. He sold the hotel in June 2011.

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Filmography of Jack Thompson (64 films)

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Actor

The Light Between Oceans, 2h12
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius
Roles Ralph Addicott
Rating71% 3.5989853.5989853.5989853.5989853.598985
A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, keep for themselves a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.
The Great Gatsby, 2h23
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke
Roles Dr. Walter Perkins
Rating72% 3.6499753.6499753.6499753.6499753.649975
In the winter of 1929, Nick Carraway, a Yale University graduate and World War I veteran, is staying at a psychiatric hospital to treat his alcoholism. He talks about Jay Gatsby, describing him as the most hopeful man he had ever met. When he struggles to articulate his thoughts, his doctor, Walter Perkins, suggests writing them down, since writing is Nick's true passion.
Blinder
Blinder (2013)
, 1h49
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Oliver Ackland, Rose McIver, Anna Hutchison, Jack Thompson, Angus Sampson, Bob Morley
Roles Coach Chang
Rating46% 2.324882.324882.324882.324882.32488
The Torquay Tigers are a successful team playing in the Bellarine Football league. Their coach Charlie "Chang" Hyde has guided the team into their first Grand Final in seven years. There is talk that the team's best three players, Dunn, Mortimer and Regan, may get drafted by one or more AFL clubs. On the eve of the match the coach drops star player Tom Dunn for poor attitude. The club is successful and wins the flag. Dunn feels left out of the celebrations and strikes up a friendship with Rose Walton. Rose's younger sister Sammy, (McIver) is part of the teams support staff by carrying water for the players.
Mystery Road, 2h1
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tasma Walton, Robert Mammone
Roles Charlie Murray
Rating64% 3.246363.246363.246363.246363.24636
Near the rural town of Winton, Queensland, a truck driver finds the body of a teenage aboriginal girl named Julie Mason inside one of the drainage tunnels under the road. Newly promoted aboriginal Detective Jay Swan, recently returned from training in the city, investigates the murder. He learns that Julie was a drug addict who would have sex with truck drivers for money. He questions another local aboriginal girl, Tani Williams, who is friends with Julie, but she refuses to speak to him. A neighbourhood boy tells Jay that he found Julie's phone and gives it to him. Jay finds several text messages to his teenage daughter, Crystal. He visits his ex-wife Mary and speaks to Crystal. He asks her if she wants to move to the city with him, but she declines. Mary tells Jay that it is too late for him to be a father. Jay searches a farm near where Julie's body was found and meets its owner, Sam Bailey. Before Jay leaves, he sees a young man leaving in a white hunting truck. Jay later finds out that another teenage aboriginal girl has also gone missing.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Jack Thompson, Alan Dale, Julia Blake
Roles Harris
Rating55% 2.799062.799062.799062.799062.79906
At Blackwood Manor in Providence County, Rhode Island, renowned wildlife painter Lord Blackwood summons his housekeeper into the basement where he reluctantly kills her with a hammer and chisel. He removes her teeth, as well as his own, and offers them to mysterious creatures down an ash pit within an old fireplace; however, the creatures demand the teeth of children. Blackwood begs for them to give back his kidnapped son, only to be dragged down the ash pit by the creatures.
Mao's Last Dancer, 1h57
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Dance films
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Amanda Schull, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Jack Thompson
Roles US Federal Judge
Rating72% 3.6478353.6478353.6478353.6478353.647835
In the era of Mao's Cultural Revolution, 11-year-old Chinese boy Li Cunxin resides in a rural village commune in Shandong Province, destined to labour in the fields. As often occurred in those times, government officials fanning out across the nation seeking young candidates for centralized training arrive at this school. At first bypassed but selected after a plea by his teacher during the school visit, Li seems bewildered although piqued by the gruff preliminary inspection screening at the provincial capital city of Qingdao. Forwarded to a Beijing audition for a place in Madame Mao's Dance Academy, he is admitted for ballet training based on a series of physique and flexibility examinations.
Australia
Australia (2008)
, 2h45
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence
Roles Kipling Flynn
Rating65% 3.299483.299483.299483.299483.29948
In 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley travels from England to northern Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called "Drover", to transport her to Faraway Downs.
Leatherheads, 1h54
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors George Clooney, John Krasinski, Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root, Wayne Duvall
Roles Harvey
Rating59% 2.9994552.9994552.9994552.9994552.999455
"Dodge" Connelly (George Clooney) is captain of the Duluth Bulldogs, a struggling professional American football team circa 1925. Dodge is determined to save both his team and pro football in general when the players lose their sponsor and the league is on the brink of collapse. He convinces Princeton University's college football star, Carter "the Bullet" Rutherford, to join the Bulldogs, hoping to capitalize on Carter's fame as a decorated hero of the First World War (like Alvin York, he single-handedly captured a large group of German soldiers). In addition to his legendary tales of combat heroism, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed and skill on the field. As a result of his presence, both the Bulldogs and pro football in general begin to prosper.
December Boys, 1h45
Directed by Rod Hardy
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Lee Cormie, Jack Thompson, Christian Byers, Victoria Hill, Teresa Palmer
Roles Bandy
Rating65% 3.2978753.2978753.2978753.2978753.297875
This film is a coming of age picture for the four main characters, and how their lives change over one Christmas holiday. The film is set in late 1960s Australia. Four orphan boys from a Roman Catholic orphanage in the outback of Australia – Maps, Misty, Spark and Spit – were all born in the month of December, and for their birthday, they are sent on a holiday to the beach to stay with Mr. and Mrs. McAnsh. While there, they meet Fearless, a man who claims to be the risk motorbike rider in the nearby carnival, and his wife, Teresa. Misty, Spark and Spit instantly become closer to Teresa, but Maps, eldest of the four, is still reluctant to talk to her. He instead finds more fun in spending time with an older teenage girl named Lucy, who had come to the beach to stay with her uncle. He often goes up to a place with strange rocks, and meets her there.
The Good German, 1h43
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges, Tony Curran, Leland Orser
Roles Congressman Breimer
Rating60% 3.049783.049783.049783.049783.04978
Jacob "Jake" Geismar (George Clooney), an American war correspondent for The New Republic, returns to Berlin during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers after World War II was over in Europe (May 1945) but before hostilities ended in Asia (August 1945). Jacob witnesses his murdered driver, a black-marketeering American soldier named Tully (Tobey Maguire), being fished from a river eddy, suspiciously adjacent to the Potsdam conference grounds. The corpse is discovered to be in possession of 50,000 German reichsmarks — which are later revealed to have been printed by the U.S occupying forces.
Feed
Feed (2005)
, 1h41
Directed by Brett Leonard
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller
Themes Cooking films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Serial killer films
Actors Alex O'Loughlin, Jack Thompson, Matthew Le Nevez, David Field, David No, Imogen Bailey
Roles Richard
Rating54% 2.702342.702342.702342.702342.70234
Australian cop Phillip (Patrick Thompson) works as a Cybercrime investigator for Interpol. Phillip finds himself shaken after investigating a case in Hamburg, Germany, in which a man consents to have his penis cut off and eaten by his lover. Phillip's own relationship is troubled due to his frequent travel and difficulties with romantic intimacy, and he finds himself unable to respond positively to his beautiful girlfriend's sexual overtures. The two have rough sex that gets out of hand, and she leaves him after writing "pig" on his chest with lipstick.
Man-Thing
Man-Thing (2005)
, 1h37
Directed by Brett Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Environmental films, Films about racism, Natural horror films, Giant monster films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Matthew Le Nevez, Rachael Taylor, Jack Thompson, Conan Stevens, Rawiri Paratene, Alex O'Loughlin
Roles Frederic Schist
Rating40% 2.0041552.0041552.0041552.0041552.004155
At Dark Waters, a Native American sacred land containing an enigmatic swamp spirit, a teenager is murdered by a plant-like monster. The following day, young replacement sheriff Kyle Williams reaches Bywater and meets with deputy sheriff Fraser, who tells him the previous sheriff is among 47 missing persons since oil tycoon Fred Schist bought the ancient tribal lands from shaman and Seminole chieftain Ted Sallis, the first to disappear. Schist claimed Sallis had sold legally and escaped with the money, and asked the sheriff for help: Local protestors opposed his perfectly legal activities, and mestizo scoundrel Renee Laroque was sabotaging his facilities. Williams investigated this while trying to find an explanation for the missing people, some of which were found brutally murdered with plants growing from inside their bodies. Photographer Mike Ploog and shaman Pete Horn tell Williams local legends about the guardian spirit, suggesting that it could be real.