What really makes a performance great, you ask? With innumerable answers from critics, actors, and directors, one that stands out is the degree of vulnerability. The complete surrender of an actor into his role, the absolute immersion in the depths of his character are what make a performance memorable. I find traces of that in Joel Edgerton’s roles. The Australian actor has established himself as a force to reckon with in the industry. Considering that, it is borderline blasphemous and a modern travesty that Edgerton still has a barren run at the Oscars. His changing personas and debut in the director’s chair with ‘The Gift’ are enough reasons to honor this great thespian of art. Anyway, here is the list top 12 Joel Edgerton TV shows and movies. Happy reading!
12. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
‘Exodus’ puts together an aesthetic vision that is rare to find in films. Its exorbitant costumes and perfectly constructed sets are what save the film. Pharoah Ramses is a paranoid and ruthless leader of the Egyptians. Their slaves, the Israelis, don’t demand a change in the status quo and are headily wary of natural forces. In his ranks, Ramses has Moses, a capable warrior and a friend to Ramses, who rebels against the crown and looks to usurp Ramses and free the slaves. He exiles him and charges him with treason, as the slaves and Moses concoct a plan to be free. The story has a number of loopholes. Its unfounded sense of concreteness results in a languid pace which dampens the mood really. Despite featuring names like Bale and Edgerton, ‘Exodus’ falls short of accruing any momentum and gaining an impression over its audiences.
11. Wish You Were Here (2012)