Famous Australian Actors

Find out more about the greatest Australian Actors, including Chris Hemsworth, Heath Ledger, Liam Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman and Rose Byrne.

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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 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.

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 3 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.

 4 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.

 5 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.

 6 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.

 7 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.
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 8 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.

 9 Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
Joel Edgerton is best known for his AACTA-winning performances in The Secret Life of Us and Animal Kingdom. His other notable films include Star Wars Episodes II and III, The Great Gatsby, and Loving. He was also appreciated for his directorial debut, The Gift. He works actively for eye-restoration projects.

 10 Sam Worthington

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

 11 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.

 12 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.

 13 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.

 14 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.

 15 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!

 16 Jai Courtney

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

 17 Simon Baker

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

 18 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.

 19 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.

 20 Geoffrey Rush

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

 21 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.

 22 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.

 23 Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winton

 24 Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer
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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Film editor
Birthdate: February 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

Australian actor and singer Jesse Spencer is best known to fans as Dr. Robert Chase from House and as Billy Kennedy from Neighbours. Though born into a family of medical professionals, Spencer showed an early interest in music, excelling in the violin, and often plays at charity events these days.

 25 David Wenham

David Wenham
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: September 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marrickville

 26 Luke Bracey

Luke Bracey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Luke Bracey is an Australian actor whose sheer hard work and determination landed him prominent roles in popular films, such as The November Man, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Hacksaw Ridge. Luke Bracey is often cited as an inspiration for young and aspiring Australian actors and actresses.

 27 Sullivan Stapleton

Sullivan Stapleton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

 28 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.

 29 Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Australia

 30 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. 

 31 Keiynan Lonsdale

Keiynan Lonsdale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actor, dancer and singer-songwriter Keiynan Lonsdale is best-known for playing Wally West/Kid Flash in The CW series The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Other on-screen portrayals of Lonsdale includes Oliver Lloyd in the series Dance Academy and Uriah Pedrad in film The Divergent Series: Insurgent. He has also released the studio-album Rainbow Boy and worked as an MTV VJ.  

 32 Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 33 Peter Finch

Peter Finch.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1977
English-Australian actor Peter Finch is best known as Howard Beale from the movie Network, a role that won him a posthumous Academy Award. Fans also loved his BAFTA-winning role of Daniel Hirsh in Sunday Bloody Sunday. He was also nominated for an Emmy for the TV film Raid on Entebbe.

 34 Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7, 2015
Australian actor Rod Taylor is best remembered for his roles in films such as Time Machine, The Birds, and Zabriskie Point. He also voiced Pongo in the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and appeared on stage, too. His final film role was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds

 35 Cody Fern

Cody Fern
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southern Cross, Australia

 36 George Lazenby

George Lazenby
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queanbeyan

 37 Anthony LaPaglia

Anthony LaPaglia
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Famous As: Association football player, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide

 38 John Noble

John Noble.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Pirie, Australia

Australian actor, John Noble, is best known for his role in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. He has also appeared in many films and played a high-profile role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is the winner of one Saturn Award. Besides acting, he has a deep interest in theoretical physics and enjoys painting.

 39 Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia

 40 Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: July 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne

 41 Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

 42 Julian McMahon

Julian McMahon
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

 43 Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney

 44 Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

 45 Daniel Lissing

Daniel Lissing
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney

 46 Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gold Coast

 47 Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Australian comedian and satirist Barry Humphries is best known for his stage/TV alter egos Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage. He has also written plays for London's West End and also published an award-winning autobiography. Known for his Dadaist humor, he is also a skilled landscape painter.

 48 Richard Roxburgh

Richard Roxburgh.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actor Richard Roxburgh has gained immense popularity with his roles of Moriarty in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hugh Stamp in Mission Impossible II, and Count Dracula in Van Helsing. He was nominated for an AACTA award for Moulin Rouge! and won the Logie Award for the series Rake.

 49 Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Writer, Director
Birthdate: January 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne

Leigh Whannell is an Australian screenwriter, actor, producer, and director. He often collaborates with his friend James Wan, and the two have worked together on the movies Saw, Dead Silence, and Insidious. He also wrote the Saw video game. He worked as a reporter and film critic for TV shows before entering the film industry. 

 50 Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Northampton, England, United Kingdom

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, comedian, writer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for combining music and comedy in his shows, which have been received well by the audience. Tim Minchin is also known for writing lyrics and composing the critically acclaimed show, Matilda the Musical, which won several awards including Tony Award and an Olivier Award.