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Jai Courtney

Born: March 15, 1986, Cherrybrook, Sydney, Australia

Born March 15, 1986 in Sydney, Australia, Courtney and his sister were raised in Sydney's leafy northwest suburbs, attending Galston Public School where their mother, Karen, was a teacher. His father, Chris, was a civil servant with the state electricity company, implying that there were no show business influences in the family when Jai caught the acting bug as a 10-year-old. He went on to develop his dramatic skills at Cherrybrook Technology High School. At 18, Courtney, like many of Australia's finest thespians before him, tried and failed to win a place at the country's leading acting school, the National Academy for Dramatic Art (NIDA).


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Storm Boy (2018)

Movie
Drama |
Australia |

When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to act to prevent her going down a similar path to one he took years before. He tells her his story, when as a boy he lived a lonely existence with his father, Hideaway Tom, on an isolated coastline and how a bond with an orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival, changed his life forever.

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The Exception (2017)

Movie
Drama |
United Kingdom |
USA |
| 107 Min

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

68 2017 107
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Suicide Squad (2016)

Movie
Crime |
Action |
Sci-Fi |
Superhero |
Fantasy |
Canada |
USA |
| 123 Min

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

62 2016 123
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Terminator Genisys (2015)

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Sci-Fi |
Action |
Thriller |
Adventure |
USA |
| 125 Min

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.

67 2015 125
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Insurgent (2015)

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Thriller |
Action |
Sci-Fi |
Romance |
USA |
| 119 Min

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

63 2015 119
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Man Down (2015)

Movie
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 92 Min

A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.

59 2015 92
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Divergent (2014)

Movie
Action |
Sci-Fi |
USA |
| 139 Min

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

67 2014 139
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The Water Diviner (2014)

Movie
War |
Drama |
Australia |
| 112 Min

Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to find his three sons, who never returned home from the war. When he arrives in Istanbul, he meets others who have also suffered losses: hotelier Ayshe and her son, Orhan, who befriends Connor; and Major Hasan, a Turkish officer who fought against Connor's sons and now may be their father's only hope in finding closure.

71 2014 112
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Unbroken (2014)

Movie
Drama |
War |
Biography |
Sport |
USA |
| 137 Min

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs this incredible true story of Olympian turned POW, Louis Zamperini. Jack O'Connell plays the young Zamperini from the time he was a wunderkind member of the USA track team that competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics to his survival of a harrowing plane crash in the Pacific Ocean during WWII through 47 days adrift in a life raft to becoming a POW in a sadistic Japanese prison camp. Based on the best-selling Laura Hillenbrand novel, Unbroken chronicles Zamperini's amazing journey that brings him to a peaceful, spiritual awakening.

72 2014 137
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I, Frankenstein (2014)

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USA |
| 92 Min

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.

51 2014 92
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Felony (2014)

Movie
Thriller |
Crime |
| 105 Min

Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?

61 2014 105
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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

Movie
Action |
Thriller |
USA |
| 98 Min

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

53 2013 98
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Jack Reacher (2012)

Movie
Crime |
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 130 Min

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says \Get Jack Reacher.\ Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.

70 2012 130



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