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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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Known For

District 9
District 9 Wikus Van De Merwe
(2009)
Maleficent
Maleficent Stefan
(2014)
Chappie
Chappie Chappie
(2015)
Elysium
Elysium Kruger
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Free Fire (completed)
Vernon
 2016 The Hollars
Ron Hollar
 2015 Chappie
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
Kruger
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
Sniper (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Trailer: Payday 2 (2013): Hardcore Henry Packs - portraying Jimmy

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'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. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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