Was ranked #17 in E's Most Sexiest Men in Entertainment 2002.
Was ranked #20 in E's Most Sexiest Men in Entertainment 2003.
Growing up in regional Victorian town Geelong; he now resides in Melbourne, Australia.
Turned down the title role in Daredevil (2003).
During the filming of Factory Girl (2006), he became good friends with co-star Sienna Miller.
Father was a test pilot who died in a crash in 1976.
Has an older sister.
His eldest sister, Tracy, has Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects both intellectual and physical development.
Was considered for the part of Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins (2005). However, he was considered too young for the part and Liam Neeson was cast instead.
For his role in Prometheus (2012), he was required to sit in a make-up chair for five hours. The make-up and prosthetics would then take one hour to remove.
His favorite movie is The Elephant Man (1980).
As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: L.A. Confidential (1997), The Hurt Locker (2008) and The King's Speech (2010). The latter two are winners in the category.
(March 19, 2016) announced that he and his girlfriend Carice van Houten are expecting 1st child together in august 2016.
Is in a relationship with Carice van Houten since 2015.
Is in a relationship with Carice van Houten since 2015. They have a son, Monte Pearce (b.August 29, 2016), together.