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Pearce, Guy 1967-

Overview
Works: 302 works in 1,641 publications in 11 languages and 48,982 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Film noir  War films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Guy Pearce
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

53 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Memento by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

160 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intricate crime story about a man who has lost his short term memory due to a rare brain disorder. Now he is out to catch his wife's murderer, whose identity he cannot ever know for sure. The more he tries to figure out what is true and real, the more he sinks deeper into a multi-layered abyss of uncertainty and surprises
L.A. Confidential by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

116 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner. A lush tribute to tough film-noir crime films
The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 3,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with that of their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the book: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of whom may be bombers themselves
Prometheus by Ridley Scott( Visual )

59 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe
Iron Man 3 by Shane Black( Visual )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy, and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him, does the man make the suit, or does the suit make the man?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent man, Edmond Dantes, is imprisoned for years on a godforsaken island while the friend who betrayed him takes Dantes ravishing fiancé for himself. Dantes eventually escapes, recovers a fortune in buried pirate treasure, transforms himself into the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, and methodically goes about exacting his revenge
The Road by Federico Fellini( Visual )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holocaust has destroyed the world. Civilization lies in ruins. Nothing grows. The Man and his young son, the Boy, struggle across the devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape, pushing their belongings in a shopping cart, hoping to reach the coast. It is almost impossible to find any food. Life on the road is a deadly game of hide, seek, and devour with bloodthirsty bands of roving, starving, survivalist types, many of whom have fallen into cannibalism. The Man carries the curse of remembering the world as it once was, while for the Boy, the world has always been destroyed, any intimation that life was once different is foreign to his existence. Love--of the Man and Boy for each other--is the one testament to a humanity that remains, even in the face of total chaos
Two brothers by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two mischievous twin tiger cubs are born in the jungle but are soon separated and taken into captivity. One is sold off to the circus and the other becomes the pampered pet of the governor's son. They are reunited years later by an explorer who trains them to be sport fighters and inadvertently forces them to fight each other
Bedtime stories by Walt Disney( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeeter, the handyman of a hotel once belonging to his father, agrees to watch his sister's two children and finds his life changed when the stories he tells the kids at bedtime begin to come true
Lawless by John Hillcoat( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the infamous Bondurant brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits
The time machine by George Pal( Visual )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young scientist builds a machine which transports him from Victorian society to the year 802701 A.D
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce
Traitor by Don Cheadle( Visual )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to point back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down. The inter-agency task force looking into the case meets with Carter, a veteran CIA contractor who seemingly has his own agenda and fellow FBI agent, Max Archer. The task force links Horn to a prison break in Yemen, a bombing in Nice and a raid in London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a former military operative or something much more complicated
Rules of engagement by Peter Morwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero until a peacekeeping mission in Yemen runs into trouble. He is court martialled for breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians. Childers must fight to clear his name
Animal kingdom by David Michôd( Visual )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen year old J's mother dies of an overdose, he calls his grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, who invites him to come live with her. A Ma Barker camouflaged as a cheery suburban grandmother, she dotes on her roguish boys, and looks to add J to the mix. The oldest is Pope, a gunman off his meds, unhinged drug dealer Craig, and baby-faced youngest Darren. The brothers, along with Pope's friend Baz have been running a very successful armed robbery business. J's just looking for a home, but he's caught between the sociopathic Pope and a cold, methodical police sergeant who wants the Cody's bad. Now J must become a survivalist, navigating unsteadily but instinctively between his unscrupulous grandmother and the dirty cops, trying to escape the poisonous grip of both
The rover by David Michôd( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him
Genius by Colin Firth( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe
The proposition by John Hillcoat( Visual )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the desolate Australian outback of the 1880s, newly-arrived Captain Stanley captures the wanted outlaw Charlie Burns. Seeking to civilize the violent outback frontier, Captain Stanley presents his prisoner with a stark choice: Burns can either watch his beloved younger brother Mikey die on the gallows, or find and betray his older and far more dangerous brother Arthur to the authorities
 
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Guido Pearce

Guy Pearce acteur australien

Guy Pearce aktor australijski

Guy Pearce attore australiano

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Guy Pearce Australisch acteur

Guy Pearce australisch-britischer Schauspieler

Guy Pearce australsk skodespelar

Guy Pearce australsk skuespiller

Guy Pearce English-born Australian actor

Pearce, Guy Edward.

Pearce, Guy Edward 1967-

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