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Sharlto Copley

Biography

Obtained recognition as the star from the Oscar-nominated film District 9. He also portrayed Agent M. Kruger in Elysium and Stefan in the 2014 film Maleficent. He became among South Africa’s youngest tv producers. He began as a tv maker in South Africa and made an appearance within the A-Team. His sibling gained popularity as an associate of the music group Hotwater. He started dating Tanit Phoenix in 2012. He co-starred as H.M. Murdock with Patrick Wilson, who performed Lynch within the film The A-Team.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sharlto Copley
Date Of Birth November 27, 1973
Place Of Birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Redhill School
Nationality South African
Spouse Tanit Phoenix
Parents Bruce Copley, Linda Stocks
Siblings Donovan Copley
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi, Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Movies District 9, Elysium, Chappie, Maleficent, Hardcore Henry, The A-Team, Free Fire, Open Grave, The Hollars, Europa Report, Oldboy, Alive in Joburg, The Snow Queen 2, Gringo
TV Shows Powers
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Good friends with Director Neill Blomkamp. They attended the same high school.
2He believes he was named after Thaddeus Sholto, a character featured in a radio production of "The Sign of the Four" - a Sherlock Holmes story.
3He is in a relationship with South African supermodel and actress Tanit Phoenix Copley beginning of January 2012 and have bought a house together in Los Angeles. Sharlto proposed to Tanit on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, on the 28 March 2015. They got married on 15 February 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa.
4He was a huge fan of The A-Team (1983) growing up and got to play one of them in the 2010 adaptation.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project2017post-production
Free Fire2016Vernon
Powers2015-2016TV SeriesChristian Walker
The Hollars2016Ron Hollar
Hardcore Henry2015Jimmy
Chappie2015Chappie
Snezhnaya koroleva 2. Perezamorozka2014Orm (English version, voice)
Maleficent2014Stefan
Old Boy2013Adrian / The Stranger
Open Grave2013John / Jonah
Payday 22013Video GameJimmy (voice)
Elysium2013/IKruger
Europa Report2013James Corrigan
The A-Team2010Murdock
Wikus and Charlize2010ShortWikus van der Merwe
District 92009Wikus Van De Merwe
Yellow2006/IVShortSoldier (uncredited)
Alive in Joburg2005ShortSniper (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardcore Henry2015executive producer
Wikus and Charlize2010Short producer
Alive in Joburg2005Short producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardcore Henry2015performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
The A-Team2010performer: "YOU SPIN ME ROUND LIKE A RECORD"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wikus and Charlize2010Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wikus and Charlize2010Short uncredited

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?2004Documentary visual effects producer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wikus and Charlize2010Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biting Elbows: For the Kill2016Video documentary short
Powers: Season 1 - From One Visual Medium to Another: The Art and Adaptation of Powers2015Video documentary shortHimself
Powers Season 1: Policing the All-Powerful - Envisioning and Filming Powers2015Video documentary shortHimself
Chappie: Crime Spree - Scene Deconstructions2015Video documentary shortHimself
Chappie: From Tetra Vaal to Chappie2015Video shortHimself
Chappie: Jozi - Real City and a Sci-Fi Setting2015Video shortHimself
Chappie: Keep It Gangster2015Video shortHimself
Chappie: Keep It Gangster - The Reality of Robotics2015Video shortHimself
Chappie: The Streetwise Professor2015Video shortHimself
Chappie: We Are Tetravaal2015Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Oldboy: Talking Heads2014Video shortHimself
Oldboy: Transformation2014Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Oldboy'2014Video documentary shortHimself
Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in 'Elysium'2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
A-Team: Character Chronicles2010Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The A-Team: Plan of Attack2010Video documentary shortHimself
The A Team: T4 Premiere Special2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2010TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
'District 9': Comic-Con Extravaganza2009Video shortHimself
Alien Generation: The Visual Effects of 'District 9'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Innovation: The Acting and Improvisation of 'District 9'2009Video shortHimself
Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus2009Video shortHimself
The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log2009Video shortHimself
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Honest Trailers2014TV SeriesStefan

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmChappie (2015)
2010Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest NewcomerDistrict 9 (2009)
2010ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorDistrict 9 (2009)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Scared-As-S**t PerformanceDistrict 9 (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleDistrict 9 (2009)
2010OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorDistrict 9 (2009)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActorDistrict 9 (2009)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout Performance - MaleDistrict 9 (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Sci-FiDistrict 9 (2009)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerDistrict 9 (2009)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearDistrict 9 (2009)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearDistrict 9 (2009)


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#Quote
1[How he got into 'Maleficent'] It came through my agents, and my agents gave me the script and said, "This is something going around town. A lot of people are going after it. You're probably not going to get in there." I was like, "Look, I really would love to do this." I went after it quite aggressively, in the sense of doing a tape. Actually, if I remember correctly, there was a delay because they thought it was going to someone else, but they were not sure. And then, as soon as they said, "We might be able to get your tape in there," I did it and they sent it.
2I'm not particularly fond of playing villains. I do want to be a working actor, and I've had to look at what was offered to me, what roles I could get, and what I could do with them. Even though I'm not drawn to putting those kinds of darker characters out there, I think it's an interesting challenge.
3[the challenge in playing 'Adrian', the mysterious baddie in Oldboy (2013)] It was finding the truth in that, taking somebody who could have been soft as a child and having him damaged by things that happened to him. That happens to everybody. This is obviously an extreme case. I think every soft child in the world gets damaged. All of of us come into the world and get damaged. It's just a matter of how much.
4I 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.
5To some degree Hollywood doesn't know what to do with me because the characters I do are so different. But hopefully that will give me longevity.

#Trademark
1Often plays a main character in Neill Blomkamp films
2South African accent

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