Geoffrey Rush

Thesp, who returns as Barbossa in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," unspooling tonight.

Last book I bought:
“Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins” by Rupert Everett

Book I’m reading:
“I, Fatty” by Jerry Stahl

Total number of books I own:
A couple of thousand

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Act of Creation” by Arthur Koestler
Collected works of William Shakespeare
“Farce” by Albert Bermel

Last film I saw:
“The Lives of Others,” directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“City Lights,” directed by Charlie Chaplin
“Amarcord,” directed by Federico Fellini
“War and Peace,” directed by Sergei Bondarchuk

Last CD I bought:
“Shostakovich: String Quartets no 3, 7, 8,” Hagen Quartet

Song currently playing:
“Steer,” Missy Higgins

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“Laughin’ In Rhythm,” Slim Gaillard
“Shipbuilding,” Elvis Costello
“My Funny Valentine,” written by Rodgers & Hart

Favorite drink:
Vodka martini

Favorite charity:
UNICEF

Favorite vacation:
Mornington Peninsula – an hour out of Melbourne

Favorite vice:
Surprisingly, and publicly, none.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Aristophanes, Shakespeare, John Howard (Prime Minister of Australia), Diane Kruger, the Dalai Lama

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