Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash)
Joel has “an earthy masculinity…[He’s] just a very masculine man. And that masculinity is really important - and really solid.”
"When we lost him from ‘The Secret Life of Us’ I think we lost something - in that case, a solid, working-class masculinity - from the show." 
— John Edwards, producer of “The Secret Life of Us” and “Dangerous,” both of which co-starred Joel
Photo: Joel on the set of the television series “Dirt Game”

Joel has “an earthy masculinity…[He’s] just a very masculine man. And that masculinity is really important - and really solid.”

"When we lost him from ‘The Secret Life of Us’ I think we lost something - in that case, a solid, working-class masculinity - from the show."

— John Edwards, producer of “The Secret Life of Us” and “Dangerous,” both of which co-starred Joel

Photo: Joel on the set of the television series “Dirt Game”

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After successfully working on the stage for several years, Joel decided to try his hand at television, and signed on in 2001 for a regular role on ”The Secret Life of Us,” the Australian drama which became an immediate hit. Surprised by the unexpected notoriety and a bit disconcerted by hearing himself described as a “heartthrob,” Joel admitted that the sudden fame was a new experience for him:
"It really wasn’t until I did ‘The Secret Life Of Us’ that anyone knew who I was…Being on TV and maybe being a public face doesn’t particularly interest me, but I am a bit nervous about it”

 

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After successfully working on the stage for several years, Joel decided to try his hand at television, and signed on in 2001 for a regular role on ”The Secret Life of Us,” the Australian drama which became an immediate hit. Surprised by the unexpected notoriety and a bit disconcerted by hearing himself described as a “heartthrob,” Joel admitted that the sudden fame was a new experience for him:

"It really wasn’t until I did ‘The Secret Life Of Us’ that anyone knew who I was…Being on TV and maybe being a public face doesn’t particularly interest me, but I am a bit nervous about it”

 

“Oh, man. If I never have to train that hard in my life ever again, I’ll be okay with it.”
"I think at some point I was training seven days a week when I should really have been resting occasionally. But there’s a need to get fit, get big, and learn the skills. Because at some point Tom and I knew we had to get our shirts off, stand in a cage, put our feet there and look like we belonged there."
— Joel Edgerton on his intense training for “Warrior”

“Oh, man. If I never have to train that hard in my life ever again, I’ll be okay with it.”

"I think at some point I was training seven days a week when I should really have been resting occasionally. But there’s a need to get fit, get big, and learn the skills. Because at some point Tom and I knew we had to get our shirts off, stand in a cage, put our feet there and look like we belonged there."

— Joel Edgerton on his intense training for “Warrior”

"Hollywood is like the stock exchange. If your stock is high, then you’re in a good position. But when your film gets received in a lukewarm fashion, your stock doesn’t go anywhere."  

— Joel Edgerton

"While his blue eyes might seem piercing at first glance, in truth they hide a sweet and vulnerable soul.” 

"While his blue eyes might seem piercing at first glance, in truth they hide a sweet and vulnerable soul. 

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This photo of ”The Great Gatsby” press conference at Cannes, always makes me smile —

Everyone is looking so serious and proper - and then there’s Joel - sweetly waving to someone in the audience.  :-)

“Joel Edgerton is tough as a bone, but his greatest strength as an actor might be his surprising tenderness.”  

 

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"We lived in the countryside just near an immense national park, surrounded by miles and miles of forest. I spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid…I tended to run around the park making bows and arrows and pretending I was an adventurer.”
— Joel Edgerton

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"We lived in the countryside just near an immense national park, surrounded by miles and miles of forest. I spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid…I tended to run around the park making bows and arrows and pretending I was an adventurer.”

— Joel Edgerton

Edgerton “is very much at home in his own skin. He is lean and just the right amount of muscular – more like a swimmer than a boxer…He is a handsome not commonly found in show business, that of a high school star athlete whose face has weathered while still retaining its youth.” 

Edgerton “is very much at home in his own skin. He is lean and just the right amount of muscular – more like a swimmer than a boxer…He is a handsome not commonly found in show business, that of a high school star athlete whose face has weathered while still retaining its youth.” 

I’ve never been able to download this particular video, but follow the link and you’ll get to enjoy a short ‘chuckle-filled’ clip of Joel and his “The Thing” co-star Eric Christian Olsen defending their masculinity, and strongly supporting the inclusion of women in films…  :-)
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/10/25/the-thing-preqeul-joel-edgerton-eric-christian-olsen/

I’ve never been able to download this particular video, but follow the link and you’ll get to enjoy a short ‘chuckle-filled’ clip of Joel and his “The Thing” co-star Eric Christian Olsen defending their masculinity, and strongly supporting the inclusion of women in films…  :-)

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/10/25/the-thing-preqeul-joel-edgerton-eric-christian-olsen/