Australian Actors

Australian Actors

Australian actors are famous around the world. Below are a list of some famous Australian actors. In some instances the actors have dual nationalities.

So many Australian actors have made it big in international productions.

Nicole Kidman holds both Australian and American passports. She has played the leading role in so many Hollywood productions that she has her own star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Hugh Jackman is most famous for his role of Wolverine in the X-men series.

Cate Blanchett’s most successful films include The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy, Cinderella, Thor: Ragnarok, and Ocean’s 8.

Naomi Watts played Ann Darrow in the remake of King Kong.

Eric Bana played Bruce Banner and The Hulk in the 2003 version.

David Wenham played Faramir in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Carl in Van Helsing.

Paul Hogan played Crocodile Dundee in his own film, Crocodile Dundee.

Chris Hemsworth is well known as Thor in the The Avengers franchise. His brother Liam Hemsworth stars as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games franchise.

Geoffrey Rush stars as Captain Hector Barbossa in the Pirates of the Carribean and Lionel Logue in The King’s Speech.

Hugo Weaving is Mr Smith in The Matrix Trilogy.

Heath Ledger portrays The Joker, in The Dark Knight.

Guy Pearce starred as Leonard Shelby in Memento, Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen in The Time Machine, and Fernand Mondego in the Count of Monte Cristo.

Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

Mia Wasikowska played Alice in Alice in Wonderland 2010.

Sam Worthington was Jake Sully in Avatar.

Barry Humphries who is well known as Dame Edna Everidge in Australia played the Goblin King in The Hobbit.

Isabel Lucas starred as Alice in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

In addition to actors, the following Australian directors hold international acclaim:
Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, Australia)
Peter Weir (Dead Poets Soicety, The Truman Show)
George Miller (Witches of Eastwick, Babe, Happy Feet)