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Popular Film Actors from Australia

Updated June 14, 2019 117.9k views2.2k items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Australia, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Australia has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Australian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Australia and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Noel Tovey and Warren Coleman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Australian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Australian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Nicole Kidman

    Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge!
    Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She has...  more

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    Cate Blanchett

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director....  more

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    Hugh Jackman

    X-Men, X-Men: First Class
    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He...  more

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    Heath Ledger

    The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain
    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video...  more

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    Ben Mendelsohn

    The Dark Knight Rises, Knowing
    Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969) is an Australian actor known for his work...  more

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    Errol Flynn

    The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso
    Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American...  more

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    Russell Crowe

    Gladiator, Man of Steel
    Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New...  more

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    Anthony LaPaglia

    Road to Perdition, Happy Feet
    Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an...  more


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    Sam Worthington

    Avatar, Clash of the Titans
    Samuel Henry John Worthington (born August 2, 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He...  more

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    Hugo Weaving

    The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an English-Australian film and stage actor. He is...  more

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    Naomi Watts

    King Kong, The Ring
    Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress and film producer. She made...  more

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    Geoffrey Rush

    Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. Rush is amongst 24 people who...  more

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    Isla Fisher

    Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby
    Isla Lang Fisher (; born 3 February 1976) is a Scottish-Australian actress, voice actress, and...  more

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    Guy Pearce

    Iron Man 3, Memento
    Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an Australian actor. He is known for having starred...  more

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    Miriam Margolyes

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her...  more
  • 16

    Toni Collette

    The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine
    Toni Collett (born 1 November 1972), credited professionally as Toni Collette, is an...  more

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    Eric Bana

    Finding Nemo, Star Trek
    Eric Banadinović, (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana (), is an...  more

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    Greta Scacchi

    The Player, The Red Violin
    Greta Scacchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian...  more

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    Rose Byrne

    X-Men: First Class, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the...  more

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    Radha Mitchell

    Man on Fire, Pitch Black
    Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She...  more

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    Chris Hemsworth

    The Avengers, Thor
    Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence...  more

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    Costas Mandylor

    The Doors, Saw III
    Costas Mandylor (born Constantinos "Costas" Theodosopoulos, Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας"...  more
  • 23

    Bryan Brown

    Cocktail, Gorillas in the Mist
    Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. He has performed in over...  more
  • 24

    Judith Anderson

    The Ten Commandments, Rebecca
    Dame Frances Margaret Anderson, (10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992), known professionally as...  more
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    Aunty Jack

    Homesdale, Man on a Green Bike
    Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian actor, writer, director, musician and composer, known...  more