Des Wright is an actor and stuntman from Australia, best known for his roles in films like The Great Gatsby, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Pacific Rim. He has also appeared in television series like House Husbands and The Code, as well as playing the lead role in the short film, The Silent Cry.
Wright was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1987. Growing up in the suburbs, he was always interested in the arts and soon developed a passion for acting. He began performing in local theatre productions and soon ventured into film, appearing in a number of Australian films and television shows.
In 2011, Wright was cast in the critically acclaimed film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His performance was praised, and he earned his first award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Australian Academy Awards.
Wright also had a major role in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the franchise. He portrayed the character of Nux, an immortal warrior who joins forces with Charlize Theron's character in a post-apocalyptic world. His performance was widely praised, and he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2013, Wright took on the lead role in the short film The Silent Cry, which he wrote and directed. The film won the award for Best Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
In addition to his film and television work, Wright has also become a successful stuntman, appearing in a number of blockbuster films such as Pacific Rim, The Martian, and The Revenant.
Wright has become one of Australia's most recognizable and respected actors. He has starred in several award-winning films and television series, and his work as a stuntman has earned him a reputation as one of the finest in the business. His work has taken him to the four corners of the globe, and he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.