Joel Edgerton is making a giant splash this week, as he sets to debut his new Netflix movie with Will Smith. The movie, entitled “Bright”, will be premiering on Friday the 22nd of December.
So what is Joel Edgerton net worth in 2018? What are Joel Edgerton’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Born in Australia to a relatively wealthy developer, Joel Edgerton began his career in college, where he attended a prestigious arts school. He did a significant amount of work in the Sidney Theater group before moving to the U.S. and getting into the film industry.
At first, Edgerton got several smaller parts; however, he quickly began to win awards for his acting and voice over work. After that, Edgerton got into writing films with his brother, Nash.
The two co-wrote and acted in a variety of works, including The Square. While he was doing this, he continued to do plays and musicals with the Sydney Theater group.
His breakthrough most likely came when he was cast in The Great Gatsby. For that film, he won or was nominated for several awards. From there, he went on to do the films Exodus and Black Mass.
Edgerton also has several upcoming films that are likely to catapult his wealth to another level. He will be co-starring with Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming film Red Sparrow, for which Lawrence earned a whopping $20 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He is also involved in the films Gringo and Boy Erased.
|Fast Facts: Joel Edgerton|
|Latest Films||Bright, Red Sparrow|
|Net Worth 2018||$5-$8 million|
Bright is a fantasy film somewhat reminiscent of Men in Black, where Will Smith and his partner Joel Edgerton are police officers. Except in this fantasy scenario, Edgerton plays an Orc creature — not a human. The two work on patrol, and become best buds, when they find a magic wand that allows them change the future.
The film focuses on the multiple different groups of creatures — humans, orcs, elves, etc — and depicts a world in which they all have an uneasy coexistence. The police department, which Edgerton and Smith work for, didn’t really allow orcs until recently.
The film makes several references to current political issues, as well as issues regarding the police. However, as most reviewers state, there is no clear message or purpose to the film.
Reviewers overwhelmingly give the film low marks — however, it appears that Neflix doesn’t, as they’re planning a sequel to Bright in the near future.
The film will be on Netflix and in select theaters.
Until recently, Joel Edgerton was relatively poor according to Hollywood standards. His first few dozen works only earned him a small amount. However, Edgerton has made a significant amount of money more recently, especially with his work on Bright and Sparrow, as well as some of his other recent films.
As a writer for smaller films, he would have earned very little. Top writers on a blockbuster film can earn as much as $3 million or more. But Edgerton mostly wrote smaller, independent films.
Edgerton’s newer films are what will make him most of his money. Given Jennifer Lawrence’s sky high salary, and the budget of the film, we estimate that on Red Sparrow, Edgerton may earn as much as $5 million.
Meanwhile, the Netflix film Bright, which has a budget of nearly $100 million, is likely to provide Edgerton with a giant windfall as well. We estimate that he is likely to have earn around $1-3 million for that film when all is said and done.
In all, we estimate Joel Edgerton net worth in 2018 at $5-8 million, including his upcoming earnings on 2018 movies.
The sum total of all my stop-starts have made me less concerned about the future. I’m just aware now that I’ll always land on my feet somehow.
I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I’ve never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money.
My brother and I are best friends.
‘The Great Gatsby’ ticked so many boxes for me.
There’s a real sense of fighting and destruction in our DNA that we don’t get in touch with.
I’m on the list that I thought I’d never be on. I’m not sitting here thinking, ‘God, I might get this part’ or ‘is it too late for me to play Hamlet?’ It’s really about: who do I get to work with? There’s so many people on that list.
It’s tricky. I’ve never been standing at the top of the tree with tons of money thrown at me. I’ve never really had a profile. So in a way I have this ‘nothing to lose’ attitude.
Sometimes, the smaller roles in movies can be the most interesting. If you only take the stance that you’ll only play central characters in movies, you’ll find yourself not being able to indulge in that morally grey terrain that makes support characters so rich and interesting.
To act with a tennis ball and imagine it’s a tentacle, or if you’re in some kind of wilderness film and you go, ‘Okay, we can’t have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there’s a grizzly bear.’ I don’t know. They’re tough moments.
That’s one of the great privileges, being an actor, is that someone pays you and sends you off to learn about something that otherwise you’d never know about.
There’s the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There’s almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example.
I’m a pacifist.
I can’t sing or dance.
Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.
I’m hardly digging trenches for a living. I’m getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.
It feels good to be fit and strong.
The first video I ever watched was on a Beta system because everyone thought Beta was the way but then it ended up being video so we backed the wrong horse.
The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I’d rather hide behind accents and funny walks.
I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.
One of the things I’ve always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it’s also about stillness and silence.
I’m not going to allow myself to second-guess projects. I’m just going to do the ones that I fully love and believe in – that’s a real privilege.
Every job leaves its residue, a bit of extra knowledge, a new skill-set.
Whereas ‘Avatar’ and other movies get shocks out of their three-dimensionality, ‘Gatsby’ is going to be about inviting the audience into this larger-than-life drama, letting them almost be inside the room rather than looking at it through the window. I think it will really work.
I remember my brother Nash had just directed me in ‘The Square,’ and I was sitting in Australia going: ‘No one’s called me about working for ages. I don’t know if I’m ever going to get another job.’
The biggest difference for me is momentum. On a smaller film you get to shoot sometimes four or five scenes a day and you’ve got to do the tight schedule. I think I really feel the luxuries of a big budget film.