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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Australia and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Australia is included when available.

A list made up of people like Mel Gibson and Kylie Minogue.

This historic screenwriters from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Australia?" These prominent screenwriters of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian screenwriters.

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three post-apocalyptic action films in the Mad Max series. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, Gibson founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called, "an alternative to the studio system." Director Peter Weir cast Gibson as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World ...more

Age: 62

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
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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

Age: 49

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
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Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge. In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride. The following year, she won the Tropfest Best Actress award for her role in Bargain and made a guest appearance in City Homicide. Shortly after moving to the United States, Wilson was cast as Brynn in the feature film Bridesmaids. She also appeared in A Few Best Men, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and Struck by Lightning, leading Variety to name her one of their "Top Ten Comics to Watch for 2011." ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
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Eric Bana is an Australian actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper. After a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention for his performance in the war film Black Hawk Down and by playing the lead role as Hulk/Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee-directed Marvel Comics film Hulk with Jennifer Connelly. He has since played Hector in the movie Troy, the lead in Steven Spielberg's historical drama and political thriller Munich, and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek. In 2013, he played Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen in the war film ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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