April 19, 2017 – New York, New York, U.S. – GEOFFREY RUSH promotes TV movie ‘Genius.’ Geoffrey Roy Rush AC (born July 6, 1951) is an Australian actor and film producer. Rush is the youngest amongst the few people who have won the ‘Triple Crown of Acting’ the Academy Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the Tony Award. He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rush is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year. He is also the first actor to win the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for a single performance in film for his performance in Shine (1996). Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (completed), Genius (TV Series 2017), Final Portrait (2017). (Credit Image: © Armando Gallo via ZUMA Studio)
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On Music: Geoffrey Rush, In Search of the Perfect Beat

Golden Globe winner Geoffrey Rush can be seen in the extraordinary portrayal of Albert Einstein in the new National Geographic TV series Genius. Unknown to many, the “genius” was an avid fan of Mozart and a dedicated amateur violinist. We asked the Australian actor how important is music to him:

“It is (very important). I’ve played a number of instruments in films now and that’s because those characters connected with music.  I listen to a lot of music.  I go to a lot of concerts mostly from the kind of baroque-classical-romantic-contemporary kind of repertoire and because of my background of studying movement and theatre in Paris. Rhythm is something I always look at in the script – how is the barometer of the character? When does a surprise happen? And how can that be played expressed in some kind of physical way rather than necessarily a psychological way.”