Geoffrey Rush, the esteemed Australian actor and film producer, winner of Triple Crown of Acting (Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy award) is currently filming the blockbuster $150 million film "Gods of Egypt" in his native Australia and entertainment insiders suspect that some exceptional acting is taking place on the set of this film. He is acting alongside talented actors Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Bryan Brown, Elodie Yung and Brenton Thwaites in this movie about a common thief who joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
When you bring a heavyweight talent such as Geoffrey Rush a producer and director understand that the quality of the acting is going to increase significantly and will raise the quality of the performances of all those around him. It is not hyperbole when entertainment insiders refer to Geoffrey Rush as one of the great actors of the modern era and when he becomes involved in a project that usually means it is a role that will stretch him and challenge his acting abilities which is one of the reasons there is such high anticipation for the movie.
Geoffrey Rush was recently seen in the movie "Best Offer" for which he received sterling reviews for his portrayal of the lead character Virgil Oldman, a master auctioneer who becomes obsessed with an extremely reclusive woman who collects fine art. His acting in this role displayed several different dimensions of the character as he unpeeled the layers of his personality which enabled the audience to understand and appreciate Virgil Oldman. It is this exceptional acting ability that makes Geoffrey Rush such an in-demand actor.
When you film a blockbuster movie such as "Gods of Egypt" you need a heavyweight talent and Geoffrey Rush is definitely a superstar heavyweight talent.