Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)

Joel in the studio for photoshoot by Tim Bauer for “Good Weekend” magazine….

“To be honest, a part of me hates getting my photo taken. When you’re making a movie you’re playing the game that the camera and crew aren’t there. With photo shoots, more than anything, the game IS the camera— the angles of your face or the way you look is key. I get self-conscious because I’m not a model; I’m an actor…I’m just a dude, you know?”

— Joel Edgerton  

Photo credits: Upper - timbauerphoto Instagram; Lower - chelsmuin Instagram

[click for high-res]
“I do like to cover up my face a bit [with a beard]. I think it’s easier on people…”
— Joel Edgerton

[click for high-res]

“I do like to cover up my face a bit [with a beard]. I think it’s easier on people…”

— Joel Edgerton

“There are other talented Australian actors who helped blaze the Hollywood trail, but Russell Crowe’s grumpy persona and Hugh Jackman’s matinee-idol gloss still imbue the stars with a certain otherness. Edgerton is so earthy and genuine, the barrier is just not there.”   

“There are other talented Australian actors who helped blaze the Hollywood trail, but Russell Crowe’s grumpy persona and Hugh Jackman’s matinee-idol gloss still imbue the stars with a certain otherness. Edgerton is so earthy and genuine, the barrier is just not there.”   

"I think my greatest challenge has always just been myself – I’ve been my own greatest obstacle. I’ve had to learn to back myself a little bit more and have faith in my abilities and overcome my own self doubt. ”
— Joel Edgerton 

"I think my greatest challenge has always just been myself – I’ve been my own greatest obstacle. I’ve had to learn to back myself a little bit more and have faith in my abilities and overcome my own self doubt. ”

— Joel Edgerton 

[click for extremely large high-res]
"There’s something about the new breed of Australian leading men that really sets them apart from the gym-trained, oh-so-smooth LA brand of guy, something more genuine and rough-hewn.”  
Photo credit: Mark Rogers

[click for extremely large high-res]

"There’s something about the new breed of Australian leading men that really sets them apart from the gym-trained, oh-so-smooth LA brand of guy, something more genuine and rough-hewn.” 

Photo credit: Mark Rogers

[click for high-res]
Back when they were first starting out in the film business, Joel and Nash shared an apartment in Darlinghurst for a few years. When asked what their flatmate’s best and worst qualities were, the brothers replied: 
Nash:  He’s a very generous, caring guy [but] he’s a messy bastard. I don’t know if he’ll say it’s my worst [habit], but if I hear him coming in the door, I like to scare him.   
Joel:  I think one of Nash’s greatest qualities is actually one of his most hidden qualities, and that’s just how sensitive he is. Not a lot of people actually know that until they get to know him a little bit better. 
Some of his worst habits are actually quite positive – I actually get the shits with how organised he is because I’m not. I’m a mess and he’s so organized. That pisses me off because it makes me feel bad about myself. 
One of the most annoying things is that one of his ways to unwind is to play a computer game really loud, really late at night. When we’re both in the apartment at the same time… it’s like, “Would you turn that thing down! I’m trying to sleep!”

[click for high-res]

Back when they were first starting out in the film business, Joel and Nash shared an apartment in Darlinghurst for a few years. When asked what their flatmate’s best and worst qualities were, the brothers replied: 

Nash:  He’s a very generous, caring guy [but] he’s a messy bastard. I don’t know if he’ll say it’s my worst [habit], but if I hear him coming in the door, I like to scare him.   

Joel:  I think one of Nash’s greatest qualities is actually one of his most hidden qualities, and that’s just how sensitive he is. Not a lot of people actually know that until they get to know him a little bit better.

Some of his worst habits are actually quite positive – I actually get the shits with how organised he is because I’m not. I’m a mess and he’s so organized. That pisses me off because it makes me feel bad about myself.

One of the most annoying things is that one of his ways to unwind is to play a computer game really loud, really late at night. When we’re both in the apartment at the same time… it’s like, “Would you turn that thing down! I’m trying to sleep!”

Joel on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald’s ’Good Weekend’ magazine for 26 July, 2014
Photo credit: Tim Bauer

Joel on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald’s ’Good Weekend’ magazine for 26 July, 2014

Photo credit: Tim Bauer

"Joel is one of the great actors of his generation. The world may not be aware of this yet, but time will prove it to be true."
—  Gavin O’Connor, director of “Warrior” and “Jane Got A Gun”
Photo credit: Tim Bauer
In response to several queries:  Joel’s colourful fingernails are courtesy of Nash’s little six-year-old ‘manicurist,’ Chika.  :-)

"Joel is one of the great actors of his generation. The world may not be aware of this yet, but time will prove it to be true."

—  Gavin O’Connor, director of “Warrior” and “Jane Got A Gun”

Photo credit: Tim Bauer

In response to several queries:  Joel’s colourful fingernails are courtesy of Nash’s little six-year-old ‘manicurist,’ Chika.  :-)

"[Joel] is a great screenwriter. As an actor, he knows how to write because he’s coming from that perspective, so he’s REALLY good with dialogue and character…It was one of those few scripts where the characters really came off the page and you really felt like you knew them because he’d just subtly put in the details, because that’s the way actors’ minds work.”
"The first thing I was really taken by was the honesty of it. It didn’t feel like a contrived narrative, it felt frighteningly plausible…The dialogue is spot on. He’s got a poet’s ear for dialogue. More than any other script I read, it was very clear about where all the characters were emotionally."
—  “Felony” director Matt Saville discussing Joel’s screenplay for the film; Matt and Joel pictured on set

"[Joel] is a great screenwriter. As an actor, he knows how to write because he’s coming from that perspective, so he’s REALLY good with dialogue and character…It was one of those few scripts where the characters really came off the page and you really felt like you knew them because he’d just subtly put in the details, because that’s the way actors’ minds work.”

"The first thing I was really taken by was the honesty of it. It didn’t feel like a contrived narrative, it felt frighteningly plausible…The dialogue is spot on. He’s got a poet’s ear for dialogue. More than any other script I read, it was very clear about where all the characters were emotionally."

—  “Felony” director Matt Saville discussing Joel’s screenplay for the film; Matt and Joel pictured on set