Rush became an international celebrity with his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in Shine (1996), for which he won the Best Actor Oscar. He followed with a series of costume dramas, including the 1998 films Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love (receiving an Oscar nod for his supporting turn) and 2000's Quills (earning another Best Actor Oscar nomination).
Rush has also played a wide variety of parts in Frida (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and the title character in HBO's The Life & Death of Peter Sellers. The latter netted him Golden Globe and Emmy awards in 2005. Rush's later work includes a superb performance in The King's Speech (2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Oscar nods.
In this epic tale inspired by Egyptian mythology, Horus, the god of the sun, vows to avenge his father's death at the hands of Set, the god of darkness. As Horus joins forces with the goddess of love and a mortal thief, a mighty battle takes shape.
- Holding the Man
- The Book Thief
- The King's Speech
- Finding Nemo
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Legend of the Guardians
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl
- Shakespeare in Love
- Les Misérables
- The Best Offer
- Mystery Men
- Intolerable Cruelty
- The Life & Death of Peter Sellers
- Ned Kelly
- House on Haunted Hill
- The Warrior's Way
- Swimming Upstream
- Brand New Day