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Sharlto Copley is a Actor and Producer Sud africain born on 27 november 1973 at Pretoria (South africa)

Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley
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Nationality South africa
Birth 27 november 1973 (45 years) at Pretoria (South africa)

Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for playing the roles of Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar-nominated science fiction film District 9, Howling Mad Murdock in the 2010 adaptation of The A-Team, Agent C.M. Kruger in the science fiction film Elysium, James Corrigan in the science fiction horror film Europa Report and King Stefan in the dark fantasy adventure film Maleficent. He also played the titular character in the science fiction film Chappie, and currently plays Christian Walker in the TV series Powers.

Biography

Copley has been in a relationship with actress and fashion model Tanit Phoenix since January 2012. In March 2015 Sharlto and Tanit got engaged to be married. He resides alternately in Cape Town and Los Angeles.

Best films

Maleficent (2014)
(Actor)
Elysium (2013)
(Actor)
District 9 (2009)
(Actor)
The A-Team (2010)
(Actor)
Chappie (2015)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley
(1 films)
Julian Clarke
Julian Clarke
(3 films)
Brandon Auret
Brandon Auret
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sharlto Copley (13 films)

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Actor

Gringo
Gringo (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Nash Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Roles Mitch Rusk
Rating60% 3.0486153.0486153.0486153.0486153.048615
Harold Soyinka est un homme d'affaires, fraîchement marié, qui travaille pour la Cannabix Technologies Inc., une compagnie pharmaceutique qui a transformé du marijuana à des fins médicales en pilules. Ses patrons, Elaine Markinson et Richard Rusk, l'envoie au Mexique pour qu'il gère la manufacture de cette nouvelle drogue mais il est aussitôt kidnappé par le cartel mexicain, qui refuse la concurrence. Bloqué et recherché dans le mauvais côté de la frontière mexicaine, Harold va devoir survivre alors que, pendant ce temps, son boss Rusk emploie un mercenaire professionnel, Mitch, qui n'est d'autre que son frère, pour le sauver...
Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde
Roles Vernon
Rating63% 3.1992253.1992253.1992253.1992253.199225
L'histoire se situe à Boston en 1978. Dans un entrepôt déserté, Justine dérange une rencontre entre deux Irlandais et un gang de vendeurs d'armes.
The Hollars, 1h29
Directed by John Krasinski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Krasinski, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale
Roles Ron Hollar
Rating65% 3.2983553.2983553.2983553.2983553.298355
John Hollar, un romancier new-yorkais en difficulté, est obligé de rentrer à la maison quand sa mère Sally est diagnostiquée avec une tumeur au cerveau. Dans la maison où il a grandi, John est immédiatement confronté aux problèmes de sa famille dysfonctionnelle, à un rival de l'école secondaire, et une ex-petite amie trop enthousiaste alors qu'il fait face à une paternité avec sa petite amie Rebecca à New York.
Hardcore Henry, 1h36
Origin Russie
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Tim Roth
Roles Jimmy
Rating66% 3.345853.345853.345853.345853.34585
Henry est sur le point de mourir mais est ramené à la vie par son épouse, qui l'a en partie transformé en cyborg. Il doit sauver cette dernière des griffes d'un tyran psychotique doté de pouvoirs télékinétiques, Akan, et de son armée de mercenaires.
Chappie
Chappie (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Comic science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Comedy science fiction films, Robot films
Actors Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret
Roles Chappie
Rating67% 3.398833.398833.398833.398833.39883
In response to a record high crime rate in Johannesburg, the South African government purchases a squadron of state-of-the-art, armour-plated attack robots from weapons manufacturer Tetravaal, developed by Deon Wilson. A competing project is the remotely controlled MOOSE, developed by soldier-turned-engineer Vincent Moore. Deon is praised for Tetravaal's success but Vincent grows jealous when the police are unwilling to give his heavy weapons platform equal attention. At home, Deon creates a prototype artificial intelligence that mimics a human mind to the point of feeling emotions and having opinions, but Tetravaal CEO Michelle Bradley refuses to let him test the A.I. on a police robot. Undeterred, Deon steals a recently damaged robot before it is destroyed and puts it in his van, along with the "guard key" needed to update the robot's software. On his way home, he is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, Ninja, Yolandi, and Amerika, who threaten to kill him unless he reprograms a police robot to fight for them. Deon installs the new software into the damaged robot, which responds with childlike terror upon powering up. Deon and Yolandi calm the robot, teaching it words and naming it "Chappie". Despite Deon wanting to stay with the robot, Ninja forces him out of their hideout.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles Stefan
Rating69% 3.4999753.4999753.4999753.4999753.499975
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
Elysium
Elysium (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about cancer, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga
Roles Kruger
Rating65% 3.2986453.2986453.2986453.2986453.298645
In 2154, Earth is overpopulated and polluted. Most of the earth's citizens live in poverty, on the edge of starvation, and with little technology and medical care. The rich and powerful live on Elysium — a gigantic, terraformed space habitat located in Earth's orbit. Elysium is technologically advanced; such technology includes Med-Bays: medical machines that can cure all diseases, reverse the aging process and regenerate new body parts. A long-running feud exists between the wealthy residents of Elysium and the citizens of Earth, who want Elysian technology to cure their medical ailments.
Europa Report, 1h30
Directed by Sebastián Cordero
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Karolina Wydra, Daniel Wu
Roles James Corrigan
Rating63% 3.198863.198863.198863.198863.19886
Dr. Unger (Embeth Davidtz), CEO of Europa Ventures, narrates the story of the Europa One mission. Six astronauts embark on a privately funded mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter, to find potential sources of life. The crew members are Captain William Xu (Daniel Wu), pilot Rosa Dasque (Anamaria Marinca), chief science officer Daniel Luxembourg (Christian Camargo), marine biology science officer Katya Petrovna (Karolina Wydra), junior engineer James Corrigan (Sharlto Copley), and chief engineer Andrei Blok (Michael Nyqvist).
Open Grave
Open Grave (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Joseph Morgan, Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Erin Richards
Roles John
Rating62% 3.147393.147393.147393.147393.14739
A man is awakened in a large pit full of dead bodies and does not remember how he got there. In a panic he cries for help before a woman throws a rope down into the pit, allowing him to climb and escape.
Oldboy
Oldboy (2013)
, 1h44
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow, Michael Imperioli
Roles Adrian Pryce
Rating58% 2.9008652.9008652.9008652.9008652.900865
In 1993, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is an alcoholic advertising executive for his company. His constant drinking has gotten him into frequent trouble at work, and one day his ex-wife Donna berates him for missing his daughter, Mia's 3rd birthday, which he brushes off. Later that night, he ruins a meeting with a highly potential client, Daniel Newcombe (Lance Reddick), by hitting on his girlfriend. Knowing that he will likely be fired for his failure, Joe gets drunk, and goes to a bar owned by his friend Chucky (Michael Imperioli), who refuses him entry. While stuck outside, he spots a woman with a yellow umbrella, before passing out.
The A-Team
The A-Team (2010)
, 1h59
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films, Heist films
Actors Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bloom
Roles Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock
Rating67% 3.397173.397173.397173.397173.39717
John "Hannibal" Smith (Liam Neeson) is held captive in Mexico by two Federal Police officers working for renegade General Javier Tuco (Yul Vazquez). Hannibal escapes and sets out to rescue Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Bradley Cooper), who is held captive at Tuco's ranch. Hannibal saves Face after enlisting fellow Ranger B.A. Baracus (Quinton Jackson), driving to the rescue in BA's modified GMC Vandura van. Pursued by Tuco, they stop at a nearby Army Hospital to recruit the services of eccentric pilot Howling Mad Murdock (Sharlto Copley). They flee in a medical helicopter, chased by Tuco, in a dogfight that leaves BA with a fear of flying. The battle ends when they lure Tuco's helicopter into American airspace, where it is shot down by a USAF F-22 Raptor for trespassing.
District 9
District 9 (2009)
, 1h52
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin South africa
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Films about racism, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Sharlto Copley, William Allen Young, Jed Brophy, David James, John Sumner, Nick Boraine
Roles Wikus van der Merwe
Rating78% 3.94733.94733.94733.94733.9473
In an alternate 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick and malnourished extraterrestrials, derogatorily referred to as "prawns". The South African government confines the aliens to "District 9", a government camp that is located outside of Johannesburg. Twenty-eight years later, in 2010, following periodic conflict between the aliens and the locals living near District 9, the government hires private military company Multinational United (MNU) to relocate the aliens to a new internment. Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley), an Afrikaner bureaucrat, is appointed by Piet Smit (Louis Minnaar), an MNU executive and his father-in-law, to lead the relocation.
Alive in Joburg, 5minutes
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Alternate history films
Actors Sharlto Copley
Roles Sniper
Rating74% 3.7444953.7444953.7444953.7444953.744495
En 1990, Johannesburg accueille de nombreux réfugiés extraterrestres, dont les énormes vaisseaux (plus d'un kilomètres de long) stationnent au dessus de la ville. La population humaine est tout d'abord émerveillée par la technologie avancée des aliens (exosquelettes) et les accueille à bras ouverts. Néanmoins les aliens sont parqués dans des bidonvilles et commettent crimes et délits pour survivre. Composé d'interviews et séquences filmées type reportage, le film montre les tensions croissantes entre les civils et les réfugiés, notamment lorsque les vaisseaux commencent à utiliser l'eau et l'électricité de la ville. Parce que l'action se déroule pendant l'apartheid, les aliens sont obligés de vivre avec la population noire déjà oppressée, provoquant de nombreux conflits.

Producer

Alive in Joburg, 5minutes
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Alternate history films
Actors Sharlto Copley
Roles Producer
Rating74% 3.7444953.7444953.7444953.7444953.744495
En 1990, Johannesburg accueille de nombreux réfugiés extraterrestres, dont les énormes vaisseaux (plus d'un kilomètres de long) stationnent au dessus de la ville. La population humaine est tout d'abord émerveillée par la technologie avancée des aliens (exosquelettes) et les accueille à bras ouverts. Néanmoins les aliens sont parqués dans des bidonvilles et commettent crimes et délits pour survivre. Composé d'interviews et séquences filmées type reportage, le film montre les tensions croissantes entre les civils et les réfugiés, notamment lorsque les vaisseaux commencent à utiliser l'eau et l'électricité de la ville. Parce que l'action se déroule pendant l'apartheid, les aliens sont obligés de vivre avec la population noire déjà oppressée, provoquant de nombreux conflits.