Famous Australian Men

The very mention of Australians might bring to your mind the image of a beer guzzling, tanned, fun loving person lounging on the picturesque beaches all day long. From the past many decades Australians, especially men, have had to live with this dumb stereotype that projects them to the world as carefree beach mongers. Ever thought about what Australia would actually be like if Australians actually fit the stereotype? Australia is one of the wealthiest nations of the world and boasts of a high standard of living unmatched by many other countries. This would not have been possible without the relentless hard word, ingenuity, and dedication of the Australian men who gave it their all to build such a wonderful nation. 

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 1 Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, shot to superstardom after playing Thor, the crown prince of Asgard in the Thor and The Avengers film series. Before embarking on his Hollywood journey, he had already established himself in Australia with drama series Home and Away. The handsome actor has also won praise for films like Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghostbusters.

 2 Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger.
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Famous As: Actor, Photographer
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: January 22, 2008

An Australian actor, Heath Ledger grabbed limelight in America with the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. However, it was role in Brokeback Mountain that made him a star and earned him comparisons with greats actors like Marlon Brando. The brilliant actor gave his last performance as Joker in The Dark Knight which became a massive success.

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 3 Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin.
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Died: September 4, 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

 4 Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman.
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Famous As: Actor, Producer
Birthdate: October 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actor Hugh Jackman’s Hollywood debut in the film X-Men made him a transatlantic actor and he went on to do the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018. Some of his other prominent films are Kate & Leopold, Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Prestige and Australia. He is also a singer, songwriter and a dancer.

 5 Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor and has starred in Hollywood films like The Last Song, Independence Day: Resurgence, Empire State, The Hunger Games, Isn't It Romantic and Killerman. He has been in the news for his relationship with singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus. Luke and Chris, his older brothers, are also actors.

 6 Keith Urban

Keith Urban.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whangarei, New Zealand

Four-time Grammy-winner Keith Urban had already tasted success in Australia, before making his American debut with a platinum-certified solo album. He knows how to play a variety of instruments, including the sitar, guitar, piano, and mandolin. His track Somebody Like You was named Billboard’s greatest country hit of the 2000s.

 7 Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Paul Hogan is an Australian actor and television presenter. He is credited with popularizing the Crocodile Dundee film series with his award-winning portrayal of Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in the movie series. Such is his popularity in Australia that Hogan was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to entertainment and tourism.

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 8 Angus Young

Angus Young.
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Famous As: Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC
Birthdate: March 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glasgow
Angus Young, AC/DC co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter, migrated to Australia at 13. After dropping out of school at 15, he started playing instruments. Named the Best Australian Guitarist of All Time by Australian Guitar magazine, he is known for his uniform outfits and for reviving Chuck Berry's "duck walk."

 9 Eric Bana

Eric Bana.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

 10 Bon Scott

Bon Scott.
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
Bon Scott worked with bands such as The Spektors, Valentines, and Fraternity before joining the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, replacing lead singer Dave Evans in 1974. He was one of Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time. Following his death, AC/DC released a best-selling album as a tribute.

 11 Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland

Australian heartthrob Jacob Elordi was a film buff since an early age and wanted to become an actor like his idol, Heath Ledger. Following a debut in a musical and few more acting assignments, he ultimately hit it big with Netflix teen film The Kissing Booth and HBO series Euphoria. Jacob Elordi is also a budding young activist and has spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

 12 Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Guy Pearce is best known as Mike Young from the series Neighbours. Fans loved his Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries Mildred Pierce. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Memento and a SAG Award for his performance in The King’s Speech. Guy is also involved in animal welfare.

 13 Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crows Nest, Australia
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 14 Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria
Ben Mendelsohn is best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Danny Rayburn in the series Bloodline and for his AACTA Award-winning performance in Animal Kingdom. He has also mesmerized audiences with his roles in The Dark Knight Rises and The Outsider. He has appeared as Talos in two Marvel movies.

 15 Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons.
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne
Ben Simmons, son of Australian basketball player Dave Simmons, initially played for LSU and was then drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben was named the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year and the NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020. He has also played for the Australian national team.

 16 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Daniel Ricciardo is an Italian-Australian racing driver. He currently competes in Formula One for McLaren. Over the years, Ricciardo has had eight Grand Prix victories, including a win at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, in Formula One. He has also received several awards like BRDC The Bruce McLaren Trophy. In 2014, he was named GQ Australia Sportsman of the Year.

 17 Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hobart
Died: October 14, 1959

Regarded as the successor to Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn was an Australian-born actor who gained recognition in the Golden Age of Hollywood mainly because of his romantic swashbuckler roles. He also achieved fame for his reputation as a womanizer and party animal in personal life. His career and life inspired several films, such as My Wicked, Wicked Ways and Flynn.

 18 Julian Assange

Julian Assange.
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Famous As: Computer programmer
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Townsville, Australia

Julian Assange made headlines all over the world in 2010 when WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by him, gained international attention after publishing leaks, such as the Afghanistan war logs and Iraq war logs. After dodging arrest for several years, he was finally arrested in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in HM Prison Belmarsh.

 19 Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming

 20 Luke Hemsworth

Luke Hemsworth.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

The oldest of the famous Hemsworth brothers, Luke Hemsworth is also an actor like his younger siblings. A famous TV actor in Australia, Luke Hemsworth has also appeared in American films, such as Hickok, Encounter, and Crypto. A popular figure in Australia, Luke was chosen as the newest face of Tourism Australia in 2018.

 21 Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ibadan, Federation of Nigeria

Hugo Weaving is a British actor best known for playing the roles of suave villains, such as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy. Apart from being an actor, Weaving is also an animal rights activist; he serves as an ambassador for a non-profit animal protection charity called Voiceless. Over the years, he has played an important role in popularizing Voiceless.

 22 The Kid Laroi

The Kid Laroi.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Australia
Australian rapper and hip-hop artist The Kid Laroi was mentored by the late rapper Juice Wrld. He shot to fame with the tracks Let Her Go, Diva, the Billboard-charting Go, and Addison Rae. He is immensely popular on Instagram and YouTube, where he has millions of followers.

 23 Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman.
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Famous As: Greatest Batsmen Ever
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001

Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. He started playing cricket as a young man and scored numerous records within a few years. In a career spanning around two decades, he retired with a career test batting average of 99.94. He retained a pre-eminent position in the game for decades following his retirement. 

 24 Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

 25 Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lockington, Victoria, Australia

Travis Fimmel never thought about becoming a model or actor before he was spotted working out at a gym by a talent scout's flatmate. In fact, he wouldn't even have been working out at that gym had he not broken his leg before making his debut for the St Kilda Football Club. Well, Australian football’s loss is film industry’s gain!

 26 Dacre Montgomery

Dacre Montgomery.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perth
Australian actor Dacre Montgomery is best known for his roles of Jason Scott/Red Ranger in the movie Power Rangers and Billy Hargrove in the Netflix series Stranger Things. He was also seen as Mike in A Few Less Men. In 2019, he launched his podcast DLKM, which showcased his poetry.
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 27 Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Singer, actor, and YouTuber Troye Sivan is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated song Revelation from the movie Boy Erased. He played the younger Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the titular role in the Spud movie franchise. His YouTube video The Boyfriend Tag won him a Teen Choice Award.

 28 Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia

 29 Jai Courtney

Jai Courtney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 30 Nick Cave

Nick Cave.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warracknabeal
Nick Cave is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The ARIA Hall of Fame inductee is known for the intense themes of his songs, such as death. He has also written several books, including novels and anthologies of his poetry. 

 31 Alex O Loughlin

Alex O Loughlin.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Alex O'Loughlin is an Australian actor, director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work in the popular police procedural TV series, Hawaii Five-0. Apart from being associated with the film and TV industry, Alex O'Loughlin also works closely with a nonprofit organization called Donate Life America for which he is the current ambassador.

 32 Calum Hood

Calum Hood.
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Famous As: Bassist & Social Media Star
Birthdate: January 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Calum Hood is best known as part of the Australian pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer, which has delivered hits such as She Looks So Perfect. He has also written songs for artists such as Makeout. He quit his plans of pursuing a soccer career to venture into music.

 33 Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly.
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Famous As: Bushranger
Birthdate: May 31, 1855
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beveridge, Australia
Died: November 11, 1880

The Robin Hood of Australia for many and villain for others, Ned Kelly become immortal not just for his murderous confrontation with the police, but also for his reported last words “such is life”. The bushranger and outlaw remains a cult figure in Australia even a century after his execution. His sympathizers considered his as a champion of the poor.

 34 Simon Baker

Simon Baker
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Famous As: Actor, Television director
Birthdate: July 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Launceston

 35 Steve Smith

Steve Smith.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian cricketer Steve Smith captained the Australian Test team and also tied with Garry Sobers when he made a record 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, the second-best after Donald Bradman. The Allan Border Medal-winning batsman was banned from Australian cricket for a year for overseeing ball tampering.

 36 Bruce Kingsbury

Bruce Kingsbury.
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Famous As: Victoria Cross Winner
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29, 1942

 37 Robert Clarence Irwin

Robert Clarence Irwin.
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Famous As: Television Host & Wildlife Enthusiast
Birthdate: December 1, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia
Robert Irwin, the son of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin, has also gained fame as the host of Robert's Real Life Adventures and co-hosted Wild But True. He is part of the series Crikey!, is a wildlife photographer, and has created a book series, too.

 38 Flea (Musician)

Flea (Musician).
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Michael Balzary, or Flea, is best known as the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also been part of the supergroup Atoms for Peace, appeared in films such as The Big Lebowski, and voiced Donnie Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys franchise. He also co-owns a music-oriented non-profit.

 39 Brenton Thwaites

Brenton Thwaites.
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Famous As: Film Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairns, Australia

Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is best known for his appearance in the soap opera Home and Away. Even though his initial plans involved becoming a policeman or a firefighter, destiny had other plans for him. He started acting in plays as a teenager and moved to TV shows. He has since migrated to US where his career continues to thrive.

 40 Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic.
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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: December 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

Nick Vujicic is an Australian American motivational speaker and Christian evangelist. Born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, which is characterized by the privation of arms and legs, Vujicic founded an international non-profit organization called Life Without Limbs in 2005. In 2007, he established a motivational speaking company named Attitude is Altitude.

 41 Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.

 42 Gotye

Gotye.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges
Belgian-born Australian singer Gotye initially formed the indie-pop group The Basics. The three-time Grammy-winning artist has also had a successful solo career and is best known for his Billboard-topping track Somebody That I Used to Know, which made him the fifth Australian artist to top the Billboard charts.

 43 Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull.
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Investment Banker
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Malcolm Turnbull is a retired Australian politician. From 2015 to 2018, Turnbull served as the 29th prime minister of Australia. He also served as the leader of the Liberal Party on two occasions. For his service to the Parliament of Australia, Turnbull was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia during the 2021 Australia Day Honours

 44 Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Jim Jefferies is an Australian-American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer best known as the creator of the FX sitcom Legit and the Comedy Central late-night show The Jim Jefferies Show. He trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before beginning his career. Besides his TV shows, he has also appeared in films and performed at festivals. 

 45 Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison.
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

Scott Morrison is an Australian politician, currently serving as the prime minister of Australia. After assuming office, Morrison led the Coalition to victory in 2019, which was considered a significant upset as the Labor Party was ahead of the Coalition in most opinion polls. As Australia's first Pentecostal PM, Morrison also serves as an inspiration to the Pentecostal community.

 46 Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallasey

 47 Terence Tao

Terence Tao.
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Terence Tao is an Australian-American mathematician who works at the University of California, Los Angeles as a professor of mathematics. Widely considered one of the most prominent living mathematicians, Tao was honored with the prestigious Fields Medal in 2006. In 2014, he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

 48 Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queensland, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

 49 Rod Laver

Rod Laver.
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

 50 Bob Morley

Bob Morley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyneton, Victoria
Bob Morley is best known for his Teen Choice Award-nominated performance as Bellamy Blake in The 100 and his Logie Award-nominated role as Drew Curtis in Home and Away. He has also participated in the Australian singing contest It Takes Two and has appeared in films such as Blinder.

Australian men have always been leading contributors to the world in the fields of science, technology, literature, politics and sports. Australia might not have a huge population, but she sure boasts of having produced a great many Nobel laureates like Howard Florey, Patrick White and Barry Marshall. Known for their love of sports, the country has spawned several world class sportsmen like Donald Bradman, Ian Thorpe and Adam Gilchrist. Read on to discover more about famous Australian men.