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.
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides
- Gods of Egypt
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- The King's Speech
- Finding Nemo
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Legend of the Guardians
- Holding the Man
- Les Misérables
- Intolerable Cruelty
- Shakespeare in Love
- Mystery Men
- The Best Offer
- House on Haunted Hill
- Swimming Upstream
- The Life & Death of Peter Sellers
- The Warrior's Way
- Ned Kelly
- Brand New Day