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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?"

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Nicole Kidman Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge!, Eyes Wide Shut 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 ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Cate Blanchett 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
Hugh Jackman 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
Heath Ledger 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
Ben Mendelsohn 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
Errol Flynn 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
Russell Crowe 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
Anthony LaPaglia 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
Sam Worthington 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
Hugo Weaving 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
Naomi Watts 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
Geoffrey Rush 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
Isla Fisher 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
Guy Pearce 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
Miriam Margolyes 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
Toni Collette 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
Eric Bana 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 crime film Chopper. After a ...more

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Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Greta Scacchi 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
Rose Byrne 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
Radha Mitchell 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
Chris Hemsworth 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
Costas Mandylor 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
Bryan Brown 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
Judith Anderson 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
Aunty Jack 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.

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Jack Thompson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Jack Thompson Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Great Gatsby, Short Circuit Jack Thompson, AM is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. He was educated at University of Queensland, before embarking on his acting career. In 2002, he was ...more

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Judy Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Judy Davis Barton Fink, The Break-Up, Naked Lunch Judy Davis is an Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards and two British Academy Awards. Early in her career, Davis starred on stage opposite ...more

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Kylie Minogue Moulin Rouge!, Bio-Dome, Street Fighter 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 ...more

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Robyn Moore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Robyn Moore Daybreakers, Dot and the Kangaroo, Undead Robyn Alison Moore is an Australian actress.

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Joel Edgerton Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Great Gatsby Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: ...more

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Dominic Purcell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Dominic Purcell Blade: Trinity, Mission: Impossible II, Equilibrium Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell is an English-born Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of the character Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, the title character in John Doe, and Dracula ...more

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Nathan Parsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Nathan Parsons Teeth, The Roommate, The Brotherhood V: Alumni Nathan Parsons is an Australian-born American actor, best known for his work in daytime television on the ABC soap opera General Hospital as the character of Ethan Lovett.

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Noah Taylor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Noah Taylor Almost Famous, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Vanilla Sky Noah George Taylor is an English-born Australian actor and musician.

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Daniel Wyllie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Daniel Wyllie Animal Kingdom, Romper Stomper, Muriel's Wedding Daniel Wyllie is an actor.

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Billy Bevan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Billy Bevan Bringing Up Baby, National Velvet, Mrs. Miniver Billy Bevan was an Australian born film actor. He appeared in 254 American films between 1916 and 1950. Bevan was born in the country town of Orange, New South Wales, Australia. He went on the ...more

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Peter Finch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Peter Finch Network, The Flight of the Phoenix, Sunday Bloody Sunday Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch was a British-born Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network, which ...more

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Melissa George is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Melissa George Mulholland Drive, Dark City, 30 Days of Night Melissa Suzanne George is an Australian-American actress. A former national rollerskating champion in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera ...more

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David Wenham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
David Wenham The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 300 David Wenham is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series and theatre productions. He is known in Hollywood for his roles as Faramir in The Lord of the Rings film ...more

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Bruce Spence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Bruce Spence The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Bruce Spence is an actor.

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Valli Kemp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Valli Kemp The Great Muppet Caper, Dr. Phibes Rises Again Valli Kemp is a former Australian model and actress, turned fashion designer, painter and art teacher. She is best known for her involvement in several high-profile beauty contests in the early ...more

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Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Simon Baker L.A. Confidential, The Devil Wears Prada, Red Planet Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is best known for his lead role in the CBS television series The Mentalist as Patrick Jane and as Nicholas ...more

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Rod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Rod Taylor Inglourious Basterds, The Birds, One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor was an Australian actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, including leading roles in The Time Machine, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, ...more

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Emilie de Ravin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Emilie de Ravin Brick, Public Enemies, The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin is an Australian actress. She has played Tess Harding on Roswell and Claire Littleton on the ABC drama Lost. In 2012 she guest-starred as Belle on the ABC drama Once Upon a Time ...more

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Bob Christo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Bob Christo Disco Dancer, Mr. India, Siva Robert John Christo, popularly known as Bob Christo, was an Australian actor in Hindi films. Starting with Sanjay Khan's Abdullah, he went on to act in over 200 Hindi films in the 80s and 90s, ...more

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Chris Haywood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Chris Haywood The Man from Snowy River, Shine, Muriel's Wedding Chris Haywood is an English Australian-based film and television actor/producer.

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Bill Hunter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Bill Hunter Finding Nemo, Gallipoli, The Adventures of Priscilla Bill Hunter was an actor.

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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Portia de Rossi Scream 2, Cursed, Stigmata Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally ...more

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Rachel Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Rachel Griffiths Blow, The Rookie, My Best Friend's Wedding Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress and director. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie. She is ...more

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Abbie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Abbie Cornish Sucker Punch, Limitless, Seven Psychopaths Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny ...more

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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia
Rick Springfield Nick Knight, Hard to Hold, A Change of Place Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début ...more