EW Staff
June 13, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

5 YEARS AGO ”I was a bellboy, and I also doubled as a valet and a doorman. I didn’t like the job at all — it was a survival job for me. I wasn’t trying to climb the hospitality ladder in any way…. And Australia’s not huge on tipping.”

NOW ”In The Hard Word, I play the youngest of three brothers in and out of jail — he runs the prison gym. I read the script and it said everyone calls this guy Muscles. So I said, Okay, I guess that means I’ve got to go to the gym.”

5 YEARS FROM NOW ”I’ve got a production company with my brother [stuntman Nash Edgerton], and I’d like to make our first film. Also, ballooning over the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. That’s pretty attainable.”




AGE 28 HOMETOWN Dural, Australia CURRENT The Hard Word NEXT Antoine Fuqua’s soon-to-film King Arthur; 2004’s Aussie outlaw epic Ned Kelly EXPERIENCE Star Wars: Episode II REFERENCES Rachel Griffiths, Heath Ledger, Jango Fett

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