Joel Edgerton Net Worth

Joel Edgerton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joel Edgerton net worth is
$3 Million

Joel Edgerton Wiki Biography

Joel Edgerton was born on 23 June 1974, in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne, a housewife, and Michale Edgerton, a lawyer and a property developer. He is an Australian actor and filmmaker, probably best known for his roles in the films “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “The Great Gatsby”.

So just how rich is Joel Edgerton? According to sources in late-2016, Edgerton has amassed a net worth of over $3 million, earned through his involvement in the film and television industry which now stretches over more than 20 years.

Joel Edgerton Net Worth $3 Million

Edgerton grew up in the town of Dural, along with his older brother, the filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He attended Hills Grammar School in Kenthurst, Australia, matriculating in 1991. He also attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney in Kingswood, and after his graduation in 1994, he pursued his acting career, landing parts in various stage productions, such as that of the Sydney Theatre Company. Along with his brother, he founded a movie production company called Blue Tongue Productions.

Edgerton made his television debut in the Australian television series “Spellbinder” in 1995. The following year he landed parts in the films “Loaded” and “Race the Sun”. By the end of the ‘90s, he had appeared in several television series and films, establishing his reputation in the industry. His net worth started to rise.

His breakthrough came in 2001, when he was cast as Will McGill in the hit Australian soap opera “The Secret Life of Us”, for which he received a nomination for an Australian Film Institute Award. The following year he gained international fame, with the role of Oven Lars in George Lucas’ film “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”. Numerous film parts followed, including starring roles in “Ned Kelly”, “King Arthur” and “Kinky Boots”. He reprised his role of Oven Lars in Lucas’ second film, the 2005 “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”, giving his career even more of a boost. Opportunities continued to come his way, and Edgerton landed parts in a number of films. He also had a recurring role as Shane Bevic in the television series “Dirt Game”. All added to his wealth.

In 2001 he was cast as Brendan Conlon in the film “Warrior”, which earned him an MTV Award nomination. The same year he played Sam Carter in the film “The Thing”. He starred as Jim Green in the 2012 film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and as Patrick in “Zero Dark Thirty” the same year. The year 2013 saw him playing Tom Buchanan in a remake of the movie “The Great Gatsby”, which made him even more recognized, and which significantly contributed to his net worth.

In the years since, Edgerton has landed parts in acclaimed films such as “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, “Black Mass” and “The Gift”. His most recent appearances were the 2016 films “Jane Got a Gun”, “Midnight Special” and “Loving”.

In addition to acting, he has also served as producer, writer and director, and has done such work in the films “Loaded”, “Bloodlock”, “The Square”, “Felony” and “The Gift”, which also improved his net worth. A noted actor, Edgerton has had a hand in numerous projects, which has enabled him to achieve many awards and a considerable wealth as well.

When it comes to his personal life, Edgerton hasn’t married , and tends to keep his private life away from public view, thus the sources are not aware of his current relationship status.

The actor is an active philanthropist who has served as an ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation, focused on restoring people’s sight in underprivileged countries and improving Aboriginal health.

Full NameJoel Edgerton
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 23, 1974
Place Of BirthBlacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer, Filmmaker
EducationThe Hills Grammar School, Nepean Drama School at the University, Sydney
ParentsMarianne Edgerton, Michale Edgerton
SiblingsNash Edgerton
AwardsAACTA Awards (2000, 2014), Melbourne Underground Film Festival (2008), Film Critics Circle of Australia (2010, 2011), Hollywood Film Awards (2015), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Sitges Film Festival (2015)
NominationsGolden Globe Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Logie Awards
MoviesWarrior (2011), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), The Thing (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Gift (2015), Animal Kingdom (2010)
TV ShowsWater Rats (1996-1999), The Secret Life of Us (2001-2006), Dangerous (2007), Spellbinder, Dirt Game
1Razor-sharp cheekbones
1It feels good to be fit and strong.
2I'm hardly digging trenches for a living. I'm getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.
3Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.
4I can't sing or dance.
5I'm a pacifist.
6There's the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There's almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example.
7That's one of the great privileges, being an actor, is that someone pays you and sends you off to learn about something that otherwise you'd never know about.
8To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments.
9The biggest difference for me is momentum. On a smaller film you get to shoot sometimes four or five scenes a day and you've got to do the tight schedule. I think I really feel the luxuries of a big budget film.
10I remember my brother Nash had just directed me in 'The Square,' and I was sitting in Australia going: 'No one's called me about working for ages. I don't know if I'm ever going to get another job.'
11Whereas 'Avatar' and other movies get shocks out of their three-dimensionality, 'Gatsby' is going to be about inviting the audience into this larger-than-life drama, letting them almost be inside the room rather than looking at it through the window. I think it will really work.
12Every job leaves its residue, a bit of extra knowledge, a new skill-set.
13I'm not going to allow myself to second-guess projects. I'm just going to do the ones that I fully love and believe in - that's a real privilege.
14One of the things I've always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it's also about stillness and silence.
15I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me.
16The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I'd rather hide behind accents and funny walks.
17The first video I ever watched was on a Beta system because everyone thought Beta was the way but then it ended up being video so we backed the wrong horse.
18Sometimes, the smaller roles in movies can be the most interesting. If you only take the stance that you'll only play central characters in movies, you'll find yourself not being able to indulge in that morally grey terrain that makes support characters so rich and interesting.
19It's tricky. I've never been standing at the top of the tree with tons of money thrown at me. I've never really had a profile. So in a way I have this 'nothing to lose' attitude.
20I'm on the list that I thought I'd never be on. I'm not sitting here thinking, 'God, I might get this part' or 'is it too late for me to play Hamlet?' It's really about: who do I get to work with? There's so many people on that list.
21There's a real sense of fighting and destruction in our DNA that we don't get in touch with.
22'The Great Gatsby' ticked so many boxes for me.
23My brother and I are best friends.
24I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I've never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money.
25The sum total of all my stop-starts have made me less concerned about the future. I'm just aware now that I'll always land on my feet somehow.
26[on how important it is to him that he's involved in other facets of filmmaking besides acting] Well, it's great. I mean, it's great to have that opportunity. It's just been like, without meaning it to sound too arrogant, I have a lot of stuff in me that I know I can do and I've wanted to have the opportunity to do and now thanks to people like Gavin O'Connor and David Michod, I'm starting to kind of spread my wings a little bit more and get new opportunities. And I'm fucking ready for them and I'm dying to do more stuff, but at the same time I want to keep writing projects. I want to write characters that I want to play. I want to direct. I want to do a lot of stuff. I just don't want to do crap movies, man, because I just love that I can get up and talk about them and talk to journalists about stuff that I'm really proud of. I mean, fuck, man - there is so much money out there to be made out there in the industry, and unfortunately the most money gets given for the subpar quality projects, so I don't need money to survive. I don't need shit tons of money, I just want to be satisfied all the time, and I want to be proud. I don't want to sit here and talk to you and know that in your mind you're going, "I fucking hated this movie and this guy is a sellout and I hate him." So we've got high expectations of ourselves at Blue Tongue and I've just got a high expectation myself. And I know I've got a brother, Nash, who if I took a step too far out of line or did it a couple of times in a row in terms of choosing the wrong project, he would slap me down (laughs). And I'm like you - I just love good movies. And not every movie you're going to end up in is always going to turn out right, but at least walk into it with the right intention. I have an issue with the commercial aspect of moviemaking: I don't see why a movie can't make a lot of money and also be good. We see at least two or three of them every year. Like last year I think was a really good year for movies, and they made some money and they also satisfied people on a number of levels. But there is some shit movies out there now. - it fucking pisses me off - and I hate it when a shit movie comes out that's obviously made just to make money, and it does make that money and it lets everybody know that it's okay to make shit movies because you can get rich off of it. I hate those people (laughs). There has got to be a business, yes, obviously it's a film business. But at least try along the way.
27[on Smokin' Aces (2006)] I'm not a huge advocate of violence for violence's sake, but what makes this film okay in that regard for me is that it's a heightened reality. It's kind of like Ocean's Eleven on acid - it's hyper-real, cartoon violence.
1Was in a relationship with Olympic Gild medalist Cathy Freeman from 2003-2005.
2His favorite actors are Gene Hackman, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ben Mendelsohn.
3His short film Monkeys (2011) was selected for Australian short film event Final Cut in 2012, where it was awarded the Audience Favourite Prize alongside short films from award-winning filmmakers David Ludlow [Drifting (2010)] and Kelly Hucker [Kwik Fix (2010)].
4Founding member of 'Blue-Tongue Films'.
5Studied acting at Theatre Nepean in Sydney, Australia.
6Starred in Ned Kelly (2003) with Orlando Bloom. Bloom in turn starred with Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Kiera also starred in King Arthur (2004) with Edgerton.
7Auditioned for the role of "Ty-Zor" in McG's now-aborted version of "Superman."
8Is the second Star Wars actor to have played Sir Gawain in a King Arthur movie. Liam Neeson played the role in Excalibur (1981).
9When he graduated from high school he attended University of Western Sydney-Nepean Kingswood Campus and studied Drama there
10Attended Hills Grammar School in Sydney's north-west.
11Joel appears in the music video for Ben Lee's (Claire Danes's then-boyfriend) 2002 single "Something Borrowed, Something Blue". The music video was directed by Joel's brother Nash Edgerton.
12Joel's brother, Nash Edgerton, was also in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). Nash was the stunt double for Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi).
13The Edgerton brothers have collaborated on several film projects.


Open Window2006Peter Delaney
Kinky Boots2005Charlie
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Owen Lars
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello2005ShortJasper Morello (voice)
King Arthur2004Gawain
The Night We Called It a Day2003Rod Blue
Ned Kelly2003Aaron Sherritt
The Secret Life of Us2001-2002TV SeriesWill McGill
Dossa and Joe2002TV SeriesRobbo
The Hard Word2002Shane Twentyman
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Owen Lars
The Secret Life of Us2001TV MovieWill McGill
Saturn's Return2001TV ShortBarney
The Pitch2001ShortGuy
Sample People2000Sem
The Three Stooges2000TV MovieTom Cosgrove
Secret Men's Business1999TV MovieBaz
Erskineville Kings1999Wayne
Water Rats1996-1999TV SeriesAaron Lawrence / Crosby
Never Tell Me Never1998TV MoviePab
Wildside1998TV SeriesMichael Savini
Spellbinder1995-1997TV SeriesBazza
Fallen Angels1997TV SeriesScoob
Big Sky1997TV SeriesPierce Bateman
Race the Sun1996Steve Fryman
Police Rescue1995TV SeriesAndy
Red Sparrow2017pre-production
Bright2017filmingNick Jakoby
It Comes at Night2017post-production
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project2017post-production
Midnight Special2016Lucas
Jane Got a Gun2016Dan Frost
Black Mass2015John Connolly
The Gift2015/VIGordo
Life2015/IJohn Morris
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014Ramses
Felony2013Detective Malcolm Toohey
The Great Gatsby2013Tom Buchanan
The Captain2013/IShortDead Body
Zero Dark Thirty2012Patrick - Squadron Team Leader
Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle2012Video shortMobster
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Jim Green
Wish You Were Here2012/IDave Flannery
The Cartographer2011ShortThe Envoy (voice)
The Thing2011/ISam Carter
Warrior2011Brendan Conlon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010Metal Beak (voice)
Animal Kingdom2010Barry 'Baz' Brown
The Thief2010ShortJoel
The Waiting City2009Ben Simmons
Separation City2009Simon Nicholson
Dirt Game2009TV SeriesShane Bevic
$9.992008Ron (voice)
Acolytes2008Ian Wright
The Square2008Billy
Crossbow2007ShortThe dad
Dangerous2007TV SeriesSenior Sergeant Mark Field
Smokin' Aces2006Hugo Croop


Jane Got a Gun2016screenplay
The Gift2015/VIwritten by
The Rover2014based on a story by
Monkeys2011Short written by
The List2008/IIShort
The Square2008original story / written by
The Pitch2001Short
Bloodlock1998Short writer


The Gift2015/VIproducer
Monkeys2011Short producer
The Square2008executive producer
Bloodlock1998Short producer
Loaded1996Short producer


The Gift2015/VI
The List2008/IIShort

Camera Department

Deadline1997/IShort additional camera operator


Cryo2012Short fight choreography


Cryo2012Short special thanks
Fighting Fear2011Documentary special thanks
Netherland Dwarf2008Short thank you
The Making of 'Whisper'2007Video short special thanks
The Magician2005/Ithanks
Fuel2003Short personal thanks
The Island2000Short special thanks
Three Chords and a Wardrobe1998Short special thanks


Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg2016TV Series shortHimself
Cinema 32016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Black Mass: Deepest Cover, Darkest Crime2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHimself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2015TV SeriesHimself
The Gift: Karma for Bullies2015Video shortHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Exodus: Gods and Kings - Ridleyvision2015Video shortHimself
Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Lawgiver's Legacy: Moses Throughout History2015Video shortHimself
Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus - Gods and Kings2015Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'2015Video shortHimself
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Special Look2014TV SeriesHimself
Advance Australian Film2014DocumentaryHimself - Red Carpet Interview
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
At the Movies2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Zero Dark Thirty: Geared Up2013Video shortHimself
Zero Dark Thirty: No Small Feat2013Video shortHimself
Zero Dark Thirty: The Compound2013Video shortHimself
Movie Surfers2012TV SeriesHimself
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
The Thing Evolves2012Video shortHimself
Fighting Fear2011DocumentaryNarrator
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Creating Animal Kingdom2010Video documentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Square2009Video documentary shortHimself
VTV Interviews2009TV SeriesHimself
9am with David & Kim2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sunrise2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Doing Dungog2008DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Whisper'2007Video shortHimself
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryHimself
The IF Thing2005ShortHimself
Blood on the Land: The Making of a King2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 2003 Australian Film Institute Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Secret Life of 'The Secret Life of Us'2002TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Gift (2015)
2016Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBlack Mass (2015)
2015Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough ActorBlack Mass (2015)
2015Best ActorSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalThe Gift (2015)
2014AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - Supporting RoleThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorWish You Were Here (2012)
2013FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorWish You Were Here (2012)
2011FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Supporting Actor - MaleAnimal Kingdom (2010)
2010AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorAnimal Kingdom (2010)
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Square (2008)
2008Best ActorMelbourne Underground Film FestivalAcolytes (2008)
2002AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Leading Role in a Television DramaThe Secret Life of Us (2001)

Nominated Awards

2016AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorBlack Mass (2015)
2016COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBreakthrough Film ArtistThe Gift (2015)
2016DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film DirectorThe Gift (2015)
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Wide-Release FilmThe Gift (2015)
2016Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest ActorLoving (2016)
2016OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Feature DebutThe Gift (2015)
2015FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorFelony (2013)
2015FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ScreenplayFelony (2013)
2014AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Rover (2014)
2013AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorWish You Were Here (2012)
2012MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightWarrior (2011)
2011FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleThe Waiting City (2009)
2010IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorThe Waiting City (2009)
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Square (2008)
2009Film AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best Lead Actor in a Feature FilmSeparation City (2009)
2008AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorThe Square (2008)
2008AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Screenplay - OriginalThe Square (2008)
2003FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Supporting Actor - MaleNed Kelly (2003)
2002AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Hard Word (2002)
2002FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Supporting Actor - MaleThe Hard Word (2002)
2002Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding ActorThe Secret Life of Us (2001)
2000AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini-SeriesThe Secret Life of Us (2001)

2nd Place Awards

2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Gift (2015)

Known for movies

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