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A List of Famous Australian Actors

A number of Australian actors have become internationally known.  Below you will find a list of famous Australian actors.  This is not a comprehensive list of all celebrities from Australia, but it does show some of the better known actors and actresses.

Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson is known for MANY movies, including playing "William Wallace in Braveheart (1995).  Mel Gibson was born in the US, but his mother was Australian and later Mel and his family spent many years living in Australia.  As a result, many consider him an actor from "down under". 

Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Russell Crowe is another well known actor.  One of his better known roles was as "Maximus" in Gladiator (2000).  Russell was born in New Zealand, but moved to Australia as a small child.  Again, because of this, he is considered by many to be among the list of famous Australian actors.
Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman is a famous actress known for her roles in movies such as Bewitched (2005) where she played the part of "Samantha".  Born in Hawaii, but later moved to Australia.
Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heath Ledger (deceased) was known for his role in various movies.  One of his most famous roles was as the "Joker" in The Dark Knight (2008).
Guy Pearce Guy Pearce Guy Pearce was born in England but later emigrated to Australia.  He has starred in many different films.  One of the more recent roles he played was as "Kendall" in the Disney movie Bedtime Stories (2008).
Naomi Watts Naomi Watts Naomi Watts is another celebrity born in England but raised in Australia.  Among other movies, she is known for her role as "Ann Darrow" in King Kong (2005).
Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman is another on the list famous Australian actors.  He is known for his role as "Wolverine" (aka Logan) in the movie X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), as well as in earlier X-Men releases.  He is also starring in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett is known for many roles including her part as "Galadriel" in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).  More recently, she played the part of "Irina Spalko" in the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
Eric Bana Eric Bana Eric Bana has starred in many films including his role as "Bruce Banner" in the movie Hulk (2003).  He is also known for his role as "Hector" in the movie Troy (2004).  He has acted for many other films and also for television.
Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush is known for his many acting parts including his role as "Captain Barbossa" in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).

There you have it... a list of famous Australian actors that have starred in some well known Hollywood films.  Some of these actors have also starred in films and television programs produced in other countries around the world.