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Geoffrey Rush gets Australia’s top honour

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was on Wednesday named the 2012 Australian of the Year, the highest award bestowed in his native country, in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the arts.

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Oscar winner Rush named head of Australian academy

SYDNEY–Acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush has been appointed founding president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, a new Oscars-inspired honors system for Australian film. The announcement was made by director George Miller — best known for the Mad Max series — on Thursday evening with the new academy created to improve national and […]

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