Actor Geoffrey Rush arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Rush earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of speech therapist Lionel Logue who helped a British monach overcome a debilitating stammer, in "The King's Speech" (2010). It's the actor's fourth Oscar nomination.
Geoffrey Rush is seen with Best Actor nominee Colin Firth (as George VI) in "The King's Speech" (2010).
From left, actor Colin Firth, director Tom Hooper and actor Geoffrey Rush arrive at "The King's Speech" Tribute Gala during AFI FEST 2010 on Nov. 5, 2010, in Hollywood, Calif.
Actor Geoffrey Rush attends at the American Express Gala Screening party for "The King's Speech" during the 54th BFI London Film Festival at Just St. James on Oct. 21, 2010, in London.
Geoffrey Rush's pirate Captain Barbossa is a colorful member of the cast of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. Here he is seen with Keira Knightley in 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
Rush is seen with co-star Johnny Depp in the upcoming fourth film of the "Pirates" series, "On Stranger Tides."
Rush co-starred in Sngmoo Lee's blend of Western and martial arts, the action flick "The Warrior's Way" (2010).
Geoffrey Rush accepts his Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his role in "Exit the King" at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York, Sunday, June 7, 2009.
Susan Sarandon, right, and Geoffrey Rush are shown in a scene from, "Exit the King," in New York.
Geoffrey Rush appeared as Sir Francis Walsingham, advisor to Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), in both 1998's "Elizabeth" and its 2007 sequel, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."
From left, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, and Pakistani director Shekhar Kapur pose during a photo call for the presentation of the film "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" at the Rome Film Festival, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007.
Rush played the handler of a Mossad agent in Steven Spielberg's political thriller "Munich" (2005).
Geoffrey Rush won an Emmy Award playing the genius English comic actor Peter Sellers (here, in his "Dr. Strangelove" guise), in the 2004 HBO Film "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers."
Actor Geoffrey Rush arrives to the premiere of the film "Intolerable Cruelty" at The Academy Theatre, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Rush earned his second Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing the Marquis de Sade in the 2000 film "Quills" (here opposite Kate Winslet).
Rush received a Best Supporting Actor nomination as theatre manager Philip Henslowe in the Oscar-winning romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love" (1998).
Geoffrey Rush won an Academy Award as Best Actor portraying the psychologically disturbed but musically gifted pianist David Helfgott in "Shine" (1996).