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Sharlto Copley


Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast. Rather than acting in front of the... See full bio »

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1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

District 9
District 9 Wikus Van De Merwe
(2009)
Chappie
Chappie Chappie
(2015)
Elysium
Elysium Kruger
(2013)
Maleficent
Maleficent Stefan
(2014)

Filmography

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 2018/II Gringo (completed)
 2017 God: Serengeti (Short)
God
 2016 Free Fire
Vernon
 2016 The Hollars
Ron Hollar
 2015 Chappie
Chappie
 2014 Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Perezamorozka
Orm (English version, voice)
 2013 Old Boy
Adrian / The Stranger
 2013 Open Grave
John / Jonah
 2013 Payday 2 (Video Game)
Jimmy (voice)
 2013/I Elysium
Kruger
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Trailer: Payday 2 (2013): Hardcore Henry Packs - portraying Jimmy

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I feel so comfortable in an acting role, you know, as an actor. Maybe it's because I came into it late. If anything, I've felt frustrated that I can't carry a film because everything since District 9 (2009) has been supporting roles. I haven't found leads that I thought were good enough or there were twenty names ahead of me that will get the lead on a really good project. See more »

Trivia:

He believes he was named after Thaddeus Sholto, a character featured in a radio production of "The Sign of the Four" - a Sherlock Holmes story. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a main character in Neill Blomkamp films See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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