Go big or go extinct

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanities resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heros a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

  • 2 hr 10 minPG13HDSD
  • Jul 12, 2013
  • Action

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  • Charlie HunnamRaleigh Becket

    Charles Matthew Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980 in Newcastle, England, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearance in popular TV series Byker Grove (1989). He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk (1999). Independent movies, television series and auditions for such blockbusters as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) followed, but it wasn't until 2002 that Charlie started to attract international attention, when he supported Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon (2002). His first lead role in a film was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002). After which, he played a pivotal character in the strongly cast, adapted drama Cold Mountain (2003). This was Charlie's first part that he has named in his "trilogy of mad men." The two that followed were in Green Street Hooligans and Children of Men. Charlie's role in Green Street Hooligans caught the eye of Kurt Sutter, who chose him to play the protagonist in his TV show Sons of Anarchy. The series about an outlaw motorcycle club became FX's most popular show ever and a critical success. Following his fame on American TV, Charlie had his first starring part in a film that was a commercial success, Pacific Rim.
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  • Rinko KikuchiMako Mori

    Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching to Rinko. She appeared in the cult film The Taste Of Tea, but came to mainstream audiences' attention for her role in Babel, for which she had learned sign language. She played a deaf-mute. She was the first Japanese actress to be nominated for the Oscars in 50 years, since Umeki Miyoshi. Other than that she had appeared in commercials, including ads for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Japanese soap operas. As a result, her popularity rose outside her native country. She moved to New York City and lived for a time with director Spike Jonze, whom she had met in Tokyo at a film festival in 2009. That's when she began taking English lessons. While she had appeared in the acclaimed film version of Norwegian Wood, her later American were mostly popcorn flicks like 47 Ronin and Pacific Rim. Her success and foray into American entertainment continued with her castings in Kumiko, and Westworld. Rinko married Japanese actor Sometani Shota in 2014 and gave birth to a son in October 2016. She is a capable rider of horses and motorcycles and grew up watching samurai films.
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  • Idris ElbaStacker Pentecost

    An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant. To support himself between acting roles, he worked in jobs such as tyre-fitting, cold call advertising sales, and working night shifts at Ford Dagenham. He worked in nightclubs under the nickname DJ Big Driis at age 19, but began auditioning for television roles in his early-twenties. His first acting roles were on the soap opera Family Affairs (1997), the television serial Ultraviolet (1998), and the medical drama Dangerfield (1995). His best known roles are as drug baron Russell "Stringer" Bell on the HBO series The Wire (2002), as DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther (2010), and as Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He later starred in the films Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Prom Night (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Unborn (2009) and Obsessed (2009). He also appeared in the films American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015) and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia (2016), Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (2016), and Fluke in Finding Dory (2016). Idris Elba was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2016 New Years Honours for his services to drama.
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  • Max MartiniHerc Hansen

    Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, he made his way back to New York City and began to study acting. Starting out at the Neighborhood Playhouse he did the majority of his training with 'Michael Howard' in Manhattan. He then took a break from acting to focus on his early love of fine art, attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and receiving a BFA in painting and sculpture. After completing college, Martini began to work steadily in both film and television projects. His film roles were sharing the screen with Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan (1998) as "Cpl Fred Henderson", Ryan's commanding officer who helped "Captain Miller" (Hanks) and his men in the brutal final shootout of the film; and also had roles in some smaller independent films, working with Calista Flockhart in Pictures of Baby Jane Doe (1995), Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright in Cement (2000) and in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Backroads (2000). He also took on a lead role in the Steven Spielberg Emmy-nominated 20 hour mini-series Taken (2002) and has a recurring role with Kiefer Sutherland as "Agent Steve Goodrich" on Fox's Emmy-nominated 2nd season of 24 (2001). Other television work includes series regular roles on John Sacret Young's Level 9 (2000), Chris Carter's Harsh Realm (1999) and recurring roles on Breaking News (2002), and the award-winning Canadian series, Da Vinci's Inquest (1998). His other notable film roles include John Dahl's The Great Raid (2005) in which Martini co-starred with Joseph Fiennes. He was also seen opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Zemeckis' Contact (1997). One of his latest starring roles is in the Universal Studios trilogy, beginning with Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Martini recently acted alongside Tom Hanks in the Paul Greengrass-directed, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated film 'Captain Phillips'. In April of 2014 Martini will appear in David Ayer's 'Sabotage'. Additionally, Martini, recognized for his work in both David Mamet's feature 'Redbelt' and his CBS series 'The Unit', can be found in Luc Besson's 'Colombiana'. In 2013, he also starred in Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' for Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers. Martini will soon star in Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), which is in the final stages of development. He has also co-starred in several TV movies, including Morgan Freeman's Mutiny (1999) and Francis Ford Coppola's Another Day (2001). He has made many memorable guest-star turns on popular series. Martini is active in the theatre, having co-founded "Theatre North Collaborative" in New York City, a theatre company of American and Canadian actors dedicated solely to producing new works from both sides of the border. Max has recently been filming CBS's The Unit (2006), created by David Mamet and produced by Shawn Ryan of The Shield (2002). He has also written a film, Desert Son (1999), which he co-directed with his younger brother, Christopher Martini and was costume-designed by his sister Michelle Martini. Martini, his wife Kim Restell and their two boys spend their time between their home in Los Angeles and their horse ranch out of town.
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  • Burn GormanGottlieb

    Burn Gorman was born on September 1, 1974 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Burn Hugh Winchester Gorman. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Pacific Rim (2013) and The Oxford Murders (2008). He has been married to Sarah Beard since July 2004. They have three children.
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  • Diego KlattenhoffYancy Becket

    Diego Klattenhoff (born 1979) is best known for his role as Mike Faber in the TV series Homeland (2011). He plays the role of a Marine captain whose best friend returns to the US after disappearing in Iraq seven years earlier. Klattenhoff was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. As a kid, he always wanted to be a professional baseball player. But he chose to pursue an acting career after moving to Toronto at the age of 19. He started attending theater workshops for a number of years while working as a bartender. In his early career he studied with some of Canada's most respected acting coaches, including David Rotenberg, Bruce Clayton and Rae Ellen Bodie. He appeared in TV shows like Smallville (2001) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
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