Entertainment Popular Film Actors from Australia

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge!, Eyes Wide Shut
Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe ...more
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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen ...more
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more
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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film ...more
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Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Dark Knight Rises, Knowing, The Place Beyond the Pines
Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn is an Australian actor known for his work in the films Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond the Pines, Starred ...more
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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso, Captain Blood
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian-American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle.
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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Gladiator, Man of Steel, A Beautiful Mind
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 ...more
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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Road to Perdition, Happy Feet, Empire Records
Anthony M. LaPaglia is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series Without a Trace, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – ...more
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Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation
Samuel Henry John "Sam" Worthington is an English-born Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, Perseus in Clash ...more
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Hugo Weaving is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Hugo Wallace Weaving is an Australian-British film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy and Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film ...more
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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
King Kong, The Ring, Mulholland Drive
Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and ...more
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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The King's Speech
Geoffrey Roy Rush AC is an Australian actor and film producer. He is the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an ...more
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Isla Fisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby, Rango
Isla Lang Fisher is an actress who began her acting career on Australian television. She was born to Scottish parents in Oman and raised in Australia. She appeared on the children's adventure ...more
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Guy Pearce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Iron Man 3, Memento, The King's Speech
Guy Edward Pearce is an Australian actor and musician. He is well known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and in films such as The ...more
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Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Mulan
Miriam Margolyes, OBE is an English-Australian character actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA ...more
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Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, The Hours
Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the ...more
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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Finding Nemo, Star Trek, Black Hawk Down
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 film Chopper. After a decade ...more
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Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Player, The Red Violin, Emma
Greta Scacchi is an Emmy Award-winning Italian-Australian actress known for her roles in the films White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.
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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
X-Men: First Class, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Bridesmaids
Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of ...more
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Radha Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Man on Fire, Pitch Black, Finding Neverland
Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell, widely known as Radha Mitchell, is an Australian actress. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as Pitch Black, Finding Neverland, Phone Booth, ...more
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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Avengers, Thor, Star Trek
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, ...more
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Costas Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Doors, Saw III, Beowulf
Costas Mandylor is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Kenny in Picket Fences, and for portraying Mark Hoffman in the Saw films.
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Bryan Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Cocktail, Gorillas in the Mist, F/X
Bryan Neathway Brown, AM is an Australian actor.
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Judith Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
The Ten Commandments, Rebecca, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE was an Australian actress who had a successful career in stage, film and television. She won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award and was also nominated for a Grammy ...more
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Aunty Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Homesdale, Man on a Green Bike
Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian actor, writer, director, musician and composer, known primarily for his role as Aunty Jack.