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Brenton Thwaites

Born: August 10, 1989, Cairns, Queensland - Australia

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor, best known for portraying Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series, “SLiDE”, and Stu Henderson in the soap opera “Home and Away”.

Thwaites starred in “The Giver” as one of the male leads, Jonas, opposite Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

Thwaites was born in Cairns, Queensland, in 1989 to Peter and Fiona Thwaites. He has a sister, Stacey. He underwent secondary education at Cairns State High School in Far North Queensland, with his senior year held in 2006. He studied acting at the Queensland University of Technology and he graduated in 2010.

He then relocated to Sydney to join the long-running soap opera “Home and Away” and to pursue his career in acting. He has starred in the films “Maleficent”, “Son of a Gun”, “Gods of Egypt”, and he most recently played the role of Henry Turner in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.


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Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Action |
Adventure |
Comedy |
Fantasy |
USA |
| 129 Min

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.

75 2017 129
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Gods of Egypt (2016)

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Fantasy |
USA |
| 127 Min

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

55 2016 127
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Maleficent (2014)

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Action |
Adventure |
Fantasy |
Romance |
USA |
| 97 Min

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

70 2014 97
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The Giver (2014)

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Drama |
Sci-Fi |
USA |
| 94 Min

The haunting story of 'The Giver' centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

65 2014 94
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Son of a Gun (2014)

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United Kingdom |
| 108 Min

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

65 2014 108
Poster of Oculus
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Oculus (2013)

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Horror |
| 104 Min

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

65 2013 104
Poster of Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)

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Romance |
Adventure |
Drama |
| 85 Min

Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.

57 2012 85



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