Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman are BFFs. In fact, Jackman credits Crowe with jump starting his career by recommending him for the role of Wolverine.
Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and 10 further nominations for best actor. Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five ...more
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
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Good buddies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman co-starred in the 2008 film Australia.
Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the auto racing film Days of Thunder, the romance Far and Away, and the superhero film Batman Forever. Other successful films followed in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Kidman's performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours received critical acclaim and ...more
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Bros Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman appeared alongside one another in the 2009 play A Steady Rain.
Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in theatres worldwide in November 2006. Craig is an alumnus of the National Youth Theatre and graduated from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991 beginning his career on stage. His film debut was in the drama The Power of One. Other early appearances were in the biographical film Elizabeth, opposite Cate Blanchett; and the Disney family film A Kid in King Arthur's Court as well as in the historical war drama television series Sharpe's Eagle, alongside Sean Bean and the action-adventure drama series ...more
Birthplace: Chester, England
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Fellow Aussies Kylie Minogue and Hugh Jackman are good buddies.
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom and become one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever worldwide. Since then, Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved massive commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. Born in Melbourne in Australia, Minogue for many years works and ...more
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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