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JASON CLARKE is most recently seen in FIRST MAN, directed by Damien Chazelle and opposite Ryan Gosling. The film is a look at the life of Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. Clarke played the role of US Astronaut, Edward Higgins White. Also in 2018, Clarke appeared in the Steven Knight thriller SERENITY, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

Currently, Clarke is in production on the remake of Stephen King's classic, PET SEMATARY as the lead role of Lewis Creed and in September will join Helen Mirren in HBO's miniseries, CATHERINE THE GREAT. The lead role will be that of Russian military commander, Grigory Potemkin, who became Catherine's lover, favored statesman and life-long friend.

Clarke also starred in the expense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK portraying Ted Kennedy. The biographical film, directed by John Curran, explored the fatal car accident in 1969 that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist, and its aftermath and effect on Kennedy's political career. Critics applauded Clarke's performance as Kennedy claiming it as his "finest work yet".

Last year, Clarke also starred in the Netflix period drama, MUDBOUND, from director Dee Rees. Starring opposite Cary Mulligan, Mary J. Blige and Garret Hedlund, the cast received a special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance as well as The Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Clarke is perhaps best known for his numerous starring roles, including in the Academy Award-nominated film, ZERO DARK THIRTY, directed by Kathryn Bigelow; Baltasar Kormakur's EVEREST, based on the true story of the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster; alongside Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger in TERMINATOR: GENISYS; the sci-fi sequel, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, alongside Gary Oldman and Keri Russell; and alongside Brit Marling and Diane Kruger in THE BETTER ANGELS, a drama about Abraham Lincoln as a young child in which Clarke plays his father, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Additional film credits include Marc Forster's ALL I SEE IS YOU, Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS, with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman; Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan; Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN; John Hillcoat's period drama, LAWLESS, opposite Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pierce and Jessica Chastain; Michael Mann's PUBLIC ENEMIES opposite Johnny Depp; Paul W.S. Anderson's DEATH RACE; Daniel Espinosa's film adaptation of the critically acclaimed Tom Rob Smith novel, CHILD 44; TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, which premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival; Jada Pinkett Smith's directorial debut, THE HUMAN CONTRACT; David Schwimmer's TRUST, opposite Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, and YELLING TO THE SKY, directed by Victoria Mahoney.

Clarke first came to America's attention in the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series, BROTHERHOOD, where he played an ambitious Rhode Island politician who navigates the treacherous worlds of local politics and organized crime. His other television credits include his lead role in FOX's cop drama THE CHICAGO CODE for executive producer Shawn Ryan.

In his native Australia, Clarke's credits include a supporting role in Phillip Noyce's RABBIT PROOF FENCE as well as a role in BETTER THAN SEX. In television, Clarke worked opposite Geoffrey Rush on MERCURY.

Clarke graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. He also has extensive credits in theater, both as an actor as well as director.

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