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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.
  • 1
    Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Nicole Kidman

    Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge!

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    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

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Melbourne, Australia


    Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian-American actress and theatre... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Hugh Jackman

    X-Men, X-Men: First Class

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Heath Ledger

    The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia


    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Ben Mendelsohn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Ben Mendelsohn

    The Dark Knight Rises, Knowing

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969) is an Australian actor known for his work... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Errol Flynn

    The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso

    BirthplaceHobart, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Russell Crowe

    Gladiator, Man of Steel

    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Road to Perdition, Happy Feet

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia


    Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an... more on Wikipedia


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  • 9
    Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Sam Worthington

    Avatar, Clash of the Titans

    BirthplaceGodalming, England


    Samuel Henry John Worthington (born August 2, 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    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

    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Australia,Nigeria

    Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an English-Australian film and stage actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Naomi Watts

    King Kong, The Ring

    BirthplaceShoreham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Australia

    Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress and film producer. She made... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    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

    BirthplaceToowoomba, Australia


    Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. Rush is amongst 24 people who... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Isla Fisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Isla Fisher

    Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby

    BirthplaceMuscat, Oman


    Isla Lang Fisher (; born 3 February 1976) is a Scottish-Australian actress, voice actress, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Guy Pearce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Guy Pearce

    Iron Man 3, Memento

    BirthplaceEly, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Australia

    Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an Australian actor. He is known for having starred... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    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

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom


    Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceBlacktown, Australia


    Toni Collett (born 1 November 1972), credited professionally as Toni Collette, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Eric Bana

    Finding Nemo, Star Trek

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Eric Banadinović, (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana (), is an... more on Wikipedia

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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

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Australia

    Greta Scacchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    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

    BirthplaceBalmain, Sydney, Australia


    Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Radha Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Radha Mitchell

    Man on Fire, Pitch Black

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Chris Hemsworth

    The Avengers, Thor

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Costas Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Costas Mandylor

    The Doors, Saw III

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Costas Mandylor (born Constantinos "Costas" Theodosopoulos, Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας"... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Bryan Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Bryan Brown

    Cocktail, Gorillas in the Mist

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Bryan Neathway Brown, AM (born 23 June 1947) is an Australian actor. He has performed in over... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Judith Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Judith Anderson

    The Ten Commandments, Rebecca

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia


    Dame Frances Margaret Anderson, (10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992), known professionally as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Aunty Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Australia

    Aunty Jack

    Homesdale, Man on a Green Bike

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian actor, writer, director, musician and composer, known... more on Wikipedia
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