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Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He also played Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.

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Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa) Johannesburg) is a South African UsefulNotes/{{South Africa}}n actor, producer, and director who director.

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has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He also played Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.



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* 2020 ''Film/TheLastDaysOfAmericanCrime'' as William Sawyer


Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He also played Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.

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Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) 1973 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He also played Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.


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!!Tropes relating to his works:
* ActingForTwo: In ''{{Film/Chappie}}'' he also doubles as a policeman calling for an angle grinder.
* FakeAmerican: In ''Film/TheATeam'' (though Murdock's accent changes as a RunningGag) and ''{{Series/Powers}}''.
* FakeScot: Dons a Scottish accent to play King Stefan in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', to emphasise Stefan as a peasant in contrast to the English accents among the other royals.
* ProductionPosse: He stars in all of Creator/NeillBlomkamp's films.
* PromotedFanboy: He was a huge fan of ''Series/TheATeam'' before getting to star in the film adaptation.
* StarMakingRole: Playing Wikus in ''Film/DistrictNine'' instantly made him known.
* ThrowItIn: He improvised most of his lines during the ''District 9'' documentary scenes.


->''"I wonder what it's like to have [[Film/TheATeam "Howling Mad Murdock"]] be the most "normal" role you've ever gotten as an actor..."''
-->-- [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]

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->''"I wonder what it's like to have [[Film/TheATeam "Howling Mad Murdock"]] 'Howling Mad' Murdock]] be the most "normal" 'normal' role you've ever gotten as an actor..."''
-->-- [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]
-->--'''[[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]'''


Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He currently plays Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.

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Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He currently plays also played Christian Walker in the TV series ''Series/{{Powers}}''.


Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He currently plays Christian Walker in the TV series ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}''.

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Sharlto Copley (born November 27, 1973) is a South African actor, producer, and director who has produced and co-directed short films which have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as commercials and music videos. He is perhaps best known for his StarMakingRole as Wikus van der Merwe in the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and has since gone on to star in blockbuster pictures like ''Film/TheATeam'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''. He currently plays Christian Walker in the TV series ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}''.
''Series/{{Powers}}''.



* 2015-2016 ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}'' as Christian Walker

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* 2015-2016 ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}'' ''Series/{{Powers}}'' as Christian Walker



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* ActingForTwo: In ''{{Film/Chappie}}'' he also doubles as a policeman calling for an angle grinder.
* FakeAmerican: In ''Film/TheATeam'' (though Murdock's accent changes as a RunningGag) and ''{{Series/Powers}}''.
* FakeScot: Dons a Scottish accent to play King Stefan in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', to emphasise Stefan as a peasant in contrast to the English accents among the other royals.
* ProductionPosse: He stars in all of Creator/NeillBlomkamp's films.
* PromotedFanboy: He was a huge fan of ''Series/TheATeam'' before getting to star in the film adaptation.
* StarMakingRole: Playing Wikus in ''Film/DistrictNine'' instantly made him known.
* ThrowItIn: He improvised most of his lines during the ''District 9'' documentary scenes.

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* ActingForTwo: In ''{{Film/Chappie}}'' he also doubles as a policeman calling for an angle grinder.
* FakeAmerican: In ''Film/TheATeam'' (though Murdock's accent changes as a RunningGag) and ''{{Series/Powers}}''.
* FakeScot: Dons a Scottish accent to play King Stefan in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', to emphasise Stefan as a peasant in contrast to the English accents among the other royals.
* ProductionPosse: He stars in all of Creator/NeillBlomkamp's films.
* PromotedFanboy: He was a huge fan of ''Series/TheATeam'' before getting to star in the film adaptation.
* StarMakingRole: Playing Wikus in ''Film/DistrictNine'' instantly made him known.
* ThrowItIn: He improvised most of his lines during the ''District 9'' documentary scenes.



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* 2018 ''Film/{{Gringo}}''


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* 2016 ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' as Jimmy (a tie in for ''Hardcore Henry'')

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* 2016 ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' as Jimmy (a tie in for ''Hardcore Henry'')Henry'')

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-->I wonder what it's like to have [[Film/TheATeam "Howling Mad Murdock"]] be the most "normal" role you've ever gotten as an actor...
--->- [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]

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-->I ->''"I wonder what it's like to have [[Film/TheATeam "Howling Mad Murdock"]] be the most "normal" role you've ever gotten as an actor...
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actor..."''
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[[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]



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* 2013 ''[[Film/{{Oldboy 2013}} Oldboy]]'' as Adrian Pryce

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* 2013 ''[[Film/{{Oldboy 2013}} Oldboy]]'' ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' as Adrian Pryce



* 2017 ''Film/FreeFire'' as Vernon

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* 2017 ''Film/FreeFire'' ''Film/FreeFire2017'' as Vernon


* 2013 ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' as Jimmy (a tie in for ''Hardcore Henry'')

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* 2013 2016 ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' as Jimmy (a tie in for ''Hardcore Henry'')


--->- Creator/{{Moviebob}}

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--->- Creator/{{Moviebob}}
[[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]]

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