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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 (80 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 (68 films)

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Actor

Swinging Safari, 1h37
Directed by Stephan Elliott
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jack Thompson
Roles Mayor
Rating55% 2.7523252.7523252.7523252.7523252.752325
Une plage australienne de banlieue, au milieu des années 70. Un adolescent de 14 ans, Jeff, passe ses vacances d'été avec ses parents délurés, un brin débauchés, et leurs voisins excentriques. Alors qu'une baleine bleue de 200 tonnes s'échoue sur la plage locale, Jeff, qui ne se sépare jamais de sa caméra super 8, tente de trouver sa place dans un monde bouleversé par la liberté sexuelle et qui change plus vite que ses hormones. Amoureux de sa voisine Melly, Jeff assiste médusé à la décadence de ses proches...
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% 3.598833.598833.598833.598833.59883
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, 2h22
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
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% 3.6018853.6018853.6018853.6018853.601885
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
Rating45% 2.27752.27752.27752.27752.2775
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
Rating65% 3.296433.296433.296433.296433.29643
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
Rating56% 2.800932.800932.800932.800932.80093
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% 3.6469853.6469853.6469853.6469853.646985
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, Children's films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence
Roles Kipling Flynn
Rating65% 3.299973.299973.299973.299973.29997
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% 2.999082.999082.999082.999082.99908
"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.
Not Quite Hollywood, 1h43
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Phillip Adams, Christine Amor, Steve Bisley, Glory Annen Clibbery, Jamie Blanks, Graeme Blundell
Rating76% 3.8423953.8423953.8423953.8423953.842395
Not Quite Hollywood documents the revival of Australian cinema during the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and '80s through B-movies including Alvin Purple, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Dead-End Drive In, Long Weekend, Mad Max, The Man from Hong Kong, Patrick, Razorback, Road Games, Stork and Turkey Shoot. From 1971 through to the late 1980s, Australian directors began to take advantage of the newly introduced R-rating which allowed more on-screen nudity, sex and violence for audiences restricted to age 18 and over. "Ozploitation"—writer-director Mark Hartley's own portmanteau of "Australian exploitation"—was a subgenre of the New Wave which accounted for the critically panned "gross-out comedies, sex romps, action and road movies, teen films, westerns, thrillers and horror films" of the era, commonly overlooked in Australia's "official film history". The film addresses three main categories of "Ozploitation" films: sex, horror and action.
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
Rating64% 3.247293.247293.247293.247293.24729
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% 3.0000853.0000853.0000853.0000853.000085
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.