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
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
thriller SERENITY, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Currently, Clarke is in production on the remake of Stephen King's classic,
SEMATARY as the lead role of Lewis Creed and in September will join Helen Mirren
miniseries, CATHERINE THE GREAT. The lead role will be that of Russian military
Grigory Potemkin, who became Catherine's lover, favored statesman and life-long
Clarke also starred in the expense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK portraying Ted
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
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
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
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
alongside Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger in TERMINATOR: GENISYS; the
sequel, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, alongside Gary Oldman and Keri Russell;
alongside Brit Marling and Diane Kruger in THE BETTER ANGELS, a drama about
Lincoln as a young child in which Clarke plays his father, which premiered at
the 2014 Sundance
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
Luhrmann's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey
and Carey Mulligan; Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN; John Hillcoat's period
drama, LAWLESS, opposite Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pierce and Jessica
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
novel, CHILD 44; TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, which premiered at the 2011 Venice Film
Jada Pinkett Smith's directorial debut, THE HUMAN CONTRACT; David Schwimmer's
opposite Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, and YELLING TO THE SKY, directed by
Clarke first came to America's attention in the critically acclaimed Showtime
series, BROTHERHOOD, where he played an ambitious Rhode Island politician who
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
Noyce's RABBIT PROOF FENCE as well as a role in BETTER THAN SEX. In television,
worked opposite Geoffrey Rush on MERCURY.
Clarke graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. He also
extensive credits in theater, both as an actor as well as director.
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