|Lincoln Road Sci-Fi
Film Festival to Feature Guy Pierce Film
As plans for next year's Sci-Fi Film Festival on Miami
Lincoln Road continue to develop, organizers
tell us that the Guy Pearce film "LOCKOUT" is being
considered for screening. Pierce recently starred in
"TRAITOR" alongside Don Cheadle and has a full
roster of memorable roles to his credit.
Born in Cambridgeshire England and raised in
Australia, Pierce studied art and drama in school
and performed in many student productions before
landing a role on a popular Australian soap opera
called "Neighbours" in the late 1980s. His
breakthrough performance alongside Terrence Stamp in
the film adaptation of "The Adventures of Priscilla,
Queen of the Desert" led to notable roles in "L.A.
Confidential," "Memento," "The Time Machine," and
the Academy Award-winning war pic "The Hurt Locker."
Pierce's performances "Traitor" and "Lockout"
soon followed, though many new viewers finally took
notice of the actor's famously chiseled features in
HBO's 5-part miniseries remake of "Mildred Pierce"
for which he won an Emmy at the 63rd Annual Awards
Ceremony in 2011. The Aussie heartthrob was also
nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors
Guild Award for his portrayal of Monty Beragon in
the popular cable television presentation.
While Sci-Fi fans may not have tuned in to watch
the camp classic on HBO, they no doubt rejoiced when
Guy Pierce went on to star as Peter Weyland in
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," the epic big budget
deep space saga billed as a prequel to the
blockbuster "Aliens" film franchise. He was also
tapped by eager producers to appear in Marvel
Comic's "Iron Man 3" as Aldrich Killian alongside
film stars Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and his
friend and "Traitor" co-star Don Cheadle.