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Full name

Karl-Heinz Urban

Birth date

Born on June 7th, 1972 (Gemini) in Wellington, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealand

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Height

184 cm (6' 1")

Weight

93 kg (205 lbs)

Hair color

Brown

Eyes color

Brown

Chest size

110 cm (43 in)

Waist size

86 cm (34 in)

Biceps size

41 cm (16 in)

Karl Urban Quotes

When you work so hard on making a film, it's all worthwhile when you get to experience seeing that film with an audience who thoroughly enjoy it and react to the movie.
Nothing beats a great smile.
I don't believe I could work as effectively at what I do without the support of my wife.
There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.

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Karl Urban Trivia

He is, and has almost always been, very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle's farm for many years doing odd jobs. For filming the Lord of the Rings movies, he realized that Eomer was a consummate horseman and he was nowhere near that level, so he invested a lot of time learning: six to eight weeks, five days a week, two hours a day. He wanted to learn to neck rein, a method of steering a horse using one hand while leaving the other hand free to wield a sword. He wanted to be so at one with the horse that he wasn't conscious or concerned about what the horse was doing. In addition, he also enjoys indoor rock climbing.
Has a black Lab terrier named Ire (pronounced eye-ree) after a Bob Marley song (from the album "Uprising").
His hobbies include fishing, surfing, golf and gardening.
Had a beret and coat to perform self-written Frank Spencer skits at ages 11 and 12 as school assembly entertainment.
Primary school classmates with Jack Yan.

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Karl Urban Awards

Karl Urban won 8 awards:
  • Winner — Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Film: Out of the Blue (2008)
  • Winner — Ensemble Cast: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)
  • Winner — Best Cast Ensemble: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Winner — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)
  • Winner — Best Ensemble Cast , , , 'Sherri Sheperd', , , ... , , , 'Sherri Sheperd', , , , , , and fo: Star Trek (2009)
  • Winner — Best Acting Ensemble: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)
  • Winner — Best Acting Ensemble: Star Trek (2010)
  • Winner — Best Acting by an Ensemble: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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