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Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast. Rather than acting in front of the... See full bio »

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District 9
District 9 Wikus Van De Merwe
Maleficent Stefan
Chappie Chappie
Elysium Kruger


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 2016 Free Fire
 2016 The Hollars
Ron Hollar
 2015 Chappie
 2014 The Snow Queen 2
Orm (English version, voice)
 2013 Oldboy
Adrian / The Stranger
 2013 Open Grave
John / Jonah
 2013 Payday 2 (Video Game)
Jimmy (voice)
 2013/I Elysium
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
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Trailer: Payday 2 (2013): Hardcore Henry Packs - portraying Jimmy

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6' (1.83 m)

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[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... See more »


He was a huge fan of The A-Team (1983) growing up and got to play one of them in the 2010 adaptation. See more »


Often plays a main character in Neill Blomkamp films See more »

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