Date of Birth: 23 June, 1974 (Age: 42)
Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11)
Weight: 79 kg (174 pounds)
Joel Edgerton measurements:
Feet size: 10 US (44 EU)
Eye color: Grey
Hair Color: Brown
There are many famous actors, singers and models, whose motherland is Australia. Joel Edgerton is one more talented Australian actor.
He was born in Blacktown, where spent his happy early years together with a father, who was a successful lawyer, a mother, who was a homemaker and a brother, who later became a stuntman and film director.
Joel liked making movies from the earliest years. He came home from school, tried to make lessons as fast as possible, and then together with his mom and brother they were creating homemade films. The boys liked this process so much, that both devoted their lives to cinema making.
After graduating from school, Joel Edgerton started to learn acting professionally. He graduated from Drama School (Kingswood) and soon got his first job.
Joel Edgerton became popular in Australia due to such screen works as the series “Police Rescue”, “Water Rats”, “Fallen Angels”. He also took part in big screen movies like “Race the Sun”, “Praise” etc.
He got international recognition after participating in soap opera “The Secret Life of Us”. After that the actor was noticed by American producers and soon he was invited to play the roles in USA.
He got recognition, acting as Owen Lars in Star Wars franchise. We also know him as Brendan Conlon from “Warrior” and Tom Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby”.
Joel Edgerton played strong well ripped fellows in his films. He must work hard to be casted in movies of such kind. He got MTV Movie Award nomination for the best fight in “Warrior”. From that moment his fans never get tired, asking an actor about his workouts and eating plan.
Joel Edgerton answered that acting in action movies is a great pleasure for him. He always feels like a boy from scout camp. But if you think, that fighting on swords (like he did in “Warrior”) is an easy thing, you are wrong. Joel Edgerton was getting ready to the role during several months. He trained with a 24kg kettlebell to make his hands look well shaped. Besides he kept to an athlete’s diet, full of proteins and fresh vegetables.
Of course, he was trained to fight with swords.
After such hard training Joel had problems with his back. Now he doesn’t arrange such high intensive workouts. He prefers swimming and Pilates. He discovered this great system, when got acquainted with Pilates enthusiast Romana Kryzanowska. To get rid of pain in his back, he does Pilates during an hour at least two times per week.
But the main secret of actor’s great shape is an active lifestyle and good mood!