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Pearce, Guy 1967-

Overview
Works: 283 works in 1,052 publications in 8 languages and 39,244 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Crime films  Gangster films  Television adaptations  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Guy Pearce
Publications by Guy Pearce
Most widely held works by Guy Pearce
Memento by Christopher Nolan( visu )
111 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,144 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( visu )
74 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,924 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 king's speech by Tom Hooper( visu )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,783 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
The hurt locker by Kathryn Bigelow( visu )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,751 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( visu )
35 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,895 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
Two brothers by Jean-Jacques Annaud( visu )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
Two mischievous twin tiger cubs are born in the jungle but are soon seperated 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
Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo Le Comte de Monte Cristo ( visu )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,848 libraries worldwide
Relates a sailor's preparation for and execution of revenge against the three men responsible for his fifteen years in prison
Bedtime stories ( visu )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
Marty Bronson raises his son and daughter on his own. He has to sell his homey motel to Barry Nottingham who promises to make Marty's son manager. But, Nottingham pulls down the motel and builds a pricey hotel. Now grown up, Marty's son, Skeeter, works as a janitor and general servant. He still dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new hotel, built on an existing school's property, he makes his future son-in-law, Kendall, manager. Skeeter's sister Wendy, has to leave town for a job interview and asks him to alternate looking after her two children Patrick and Bobbi, with Wendy's colleague, Jill. He doesn't get along with either Jill or the children, but his easy-going attitude loosens them all up. He starts telling the children bedtime stories and the children grow fond of him. They make suggestions about how the stories should go. When the stories become true in real life, Skeeter tries to maneuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, too
The road by John Hillcoat( visu )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,696 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
Iron man three by Shane Black( visu )
19 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
"When Tony Stark/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?"--Container
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( visu )
75 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,466 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( visu )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
Desperate to alter the course of time, a visionary scientist invents a revolutionary machine that propels him 800,000 years into the future. There he discovers that humans have evolved into two groups: the hunters and the hunted. Now he must fight to save himself, and all of mankind, in a final, desperate battle
Lawless ( visu )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,268 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
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,245 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
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( visu )
26 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
This five-part drama is an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she 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. Includes Exclusive Bonus Features
Traitor by Don Cheadle( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,185 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
Animal kingdom ( visu )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,106 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
Don't be afraid of the dark ( visu )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Sally Hurst is going to Rhode Island to live with her father Alex and his new girlfriend Kim in the nineteenth-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the estate, Sally finds a hidden basement and accidentally lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house's bottomless depths. Before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all, Sally must convince Alex and Kim that it's not a fantasy
The proposition by John Hillcoat( visu )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and French and held by 924 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
Lockout ( visu )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates
 
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Alternative Names
Pearce, Guy Edward.
Pearce, Guy Edward, 1967-
Languages
English (477)
French (38)
German (29)
Spanish (27)
Multiple languages (5)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
Italian (1)
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