Top 100 Australian & New Zealand Actors

by minalex | created - 14 Aug 2018 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

The best actors from Australia (79) and New Zealand (21)

1. Oscar Asche

Actor | Scrooge

Oscar Asche was born on January 26, 1871 in Geelong, Australia as Thomas Stange Heiss Oscar Asche. He was an actor and writer, known for Scrooge (1935), Chu-Chin-Chow (1934) and Adventures of Don Quixote (1933). He was married to Lily Brayton. He died on March 23, 1936 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, ...

2. Errol Flynn

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set ...

3. Grant Taylor

Actor | On the Beach

Grant Taylor was born on December 6, 1917 in London, England as Ronald Grant Taylor. He was an actor, known for On the Beach (1959), UFO... annientare S.H.A.D.O. stop. Uccidete Straker... (1974) and Four Desperate Men (1959). He died in 1971 in London.

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4. Rod Taylor

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...

5. Leo McKern

Actor | Ladyhawke

Although he sounded very British, Leo McKern was an Australian. By the time he was 15 years old, he had endured an accident that left him without his left eye. A glass eye replaced it - one might conjecture for the better, as far as making McKern a one-day actor of singular focus (no pun intended; ...

6. Guy Doleman

Actor | Thunderball

Tough-looking New Zealander, with a long string of credits as an actor in Australian films and theatre. He was also prolific on radio as actor, announcer and compère. In August 1952, Doleman won a £300 prize for his performance in an Actor's Choice half-hourly play, entitled "The Coward". He used ...

7. George Lazenby

Actor | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Robert Lazenby was born September 5, 1939 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, to Sheila Joan (Bodel) and George Edward Lazenby. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige...

8. Chips Rafferty

Actor | Wake in Fright

Years before Jack Thompson arrived on the scene, Chips Rafferty was regarded by many as the personification of the stereotypically rugged, straightforward and laconic Aussie male. Tall and thin, though not particularly striking in appearance, Rafferty was a tailor-made star for the austere, ...

9. Graeme Blundell

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Famous to millions of Australians as the name sake from the critically panned but commercially successful movie Alvin Purple (1973), Graeme is also well known for his roles as Snoopy Tanner in the highly acclaimed TV mini series Power Without Glory (1976), as Simon in Don's Party (1976) and as ...

10. Tony Llewellyn-Jones

Actor | Picnic at Hanging Rock

London-born Tony Llewellyn-Jones graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1971 and was invited to join the Melbourne Theatre Company. Over the next two years Tony appeared in productions including Tonight at 8.30, Mother Courage, The Cherry Orchard, How Does Your Garden Grow?, The ...

11. Peter Finch

Actor | Network

Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...

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12. Richard O'Brien

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He ...

13. David Gulpilil

Actor | Rabbit-Proof Fence

David Gulpilil was born on July 1, 1953 in Maningrida, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia as David Gulparil Gulpilil. He is an actor, known for Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Australia (2008). He has been married to Miriam Ashley since 2004. He was previously married...

14. Peter Carroll

Actor | Sleeping Beauty

Peter Carroll was born in 1943 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (2011), Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Crocodile Dundee (1986).

14. Frederick Parslow

Actor | The Last Wave

Frederick Parslow was born on August 14, 1932 as Frederick Henry Parslow. He was an actor, known for The Last Wave (1977), Against the Wind (1978) and Mission Top Secret (1993). He died on January 26, 2017 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

15. Tommy Lewis

Actor | The Proposition

Tom E. Lewis was born and raised in South Eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory amongst the Murrungun tribe where today their lands are federally protected. For much of his early life he worked as a bricklayer and stockman in order to make ends meet. However this was only a front for his real ...

16. Robert Thompson

Actor | Patrick

Robert Thompson is an actor, known for Patrick (1978), Thirst (1979) and Road Games (1981).

17. Gerard Kennedy

Actor | Division 4

Once described early in his career as Australia's version of 1950's Hollywood action star Jeff Chandler, sharing his rugged looks and intense performances, Gerard began in theater before moving to television playing memorable villains in Homicide (1964). This led to his breakthrough role as enemy ...

18. Steve Bisley

Actor | Mad Max

Popular Australian actor born in New South Wales, whose earlier film work typified the "Aussie larrikin" sterotype with his lively and animated acting style, blonde hair and lairish grin. Bisley broke into film alongside fellow NIDA graduate Mel Gibson in the surfie flick Summer City (1977), ...

19. Robert Grubb

Actor | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Robert Grubb was born on January 31, 1950 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He is an actor, known for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Gallipoli (1981) and The Flying Doctors (1986).

20. Sam Neill

Actor | Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities ...

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21. Bill Hunter

Actor | Gallipoli

Bill Hunter was one of Australia's acting legends, having worked with almost every notable Australian director and actor of the last thirty years - evidence of his genuine popularity among the public and acting fraternity alike.

He started out in Australian television in the '60s (a hotbed of well ...

22. Bill Kerr

Actor | Gallipoli

In the 1950s, Bill Kerr was one of Tony Hancock's regular sidekicks in the popular radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour'. In the first series he was smarter than Tony, but as the series progressed he became more and more stupid and childlike, regularly calling Tony 'Tubb'. Despite remaining on the ...

23. Mark Lee

Actor | Gallipoli

Mark Lee was born in 1958 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and director, known for Gallipoli (1981), The Bet (2006) and The Everlasting Secret Family (1988).

24. Harold Hopkins

Actor | The Club

Harold Hopkins was born on March 6, 1944 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He was an actor, known for The Club (1980), Gallipoli (1981) and Moby Dick (1998). He died on December 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

25. Max Phipps

Actor | Mad Max 2

Max Phipps was born on November 18, 1939 in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia as Maxwell John Phipps. He was an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Savage Islands (1983) and Stir (1980). He died on August 6, 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales.

26. Michael Preston

Actor | Mad Max 2

Michael Preston was born on May 14, 1938 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Highlander (1992) and The Getaway (2002).

27. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

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28. Bruce Spence

Actor | Mad Max 2

Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They ...

29. Ray Barrett

Actor | Australia

Ray Barrett studied music and elocution and began acting at the age of eleven. He was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drama section. He worked for several years on radio in Sydney, before working successfully in Britain between 1958 and the mid-1970s, ...

30. Adam Cockburn

Actor | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Adam Cockburn is an actor, known for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Lorca and the Outlaws (1984) and The Girl Who Came Late (1992).

31. Jack Thompson

Actor | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Australian actor Jack Thompson was born John Hadley Payne on August 31, 1940 in Manly, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Outside of Oz, he is best known for his appearances in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Breaker Morant (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Midnight in the Garden of...

32. Tom Burlinson

Actor | Flesh+Blood

Actor and singer born on 14th February 1956 in Toronto, Canada, from English parents who had migrated to Canada after Word War II. The family transferred to New Jersey in 1958 and Tom was the typical all-American youngster with the Little League baseball cap, striped T-shirt and turned-up jeans. In...

33. Paul Hogan

Actor | Crocodile Dundee

Paul Hogan became a worldwide success with his irresistible comic performance in Crocodile Dundee (1986), which he created and co-wrote. This earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor as well as an Academy Award nomination (for Best Screenplay). The versatile actor got his start in Australian ...

34. John Meillon

Actor | 'Crocodile' Dundee II

John Meillon was born on May 1, 1934 in Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Wake in Fright (1971). He was married to Bunny Gibson and June Salter. He died on August 10, 1989 in Neutral Bay, Sydney.

35. Bryan Brown

Actor | Cocktail

Bryan Brown was born on June 23, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Bryan Neathaway Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), Breaker Morant (1980) and Two Hands (1999). He has been married to Rachel Ward since April 16, 1983. They have three children.

36. David Hoflin

Actor | Z: The Beginning of Everything

David Hoflin was born on February 25, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015), Crossbones (2014) and Bosch (2014). He has been married to Natalie Hoflin since January 4, 2013.

37. Dale Reeves

Actor | Evil Angels

Dale Reeves is an actor, known for A Cry in the Dark (1988), Dark Angels (2012) and Stingers (1998).

38. Jon Darling

Actor | The Killing of Angel Street

Jon Darling is an actor, known for The Killing of Angel Street (1981), A Country Practice (1981) and Running on Empty (1982).

39. Tom Lycos

Actor | Sweetie

Tom Lycos is an actor, known for Sweetie (1989) and Home and Away (1988).

40. Colin Friels

Actor | Darkman

Colin Friels was born on September 25, 1952 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Darkman (1990), Water Rats (1996) and Dark City (1998). He has been married to Judy Davis since October 30, 1984. They have two children.

41. Martyn Sanderson

Writer | Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree

Martyn Sanderson was born on February 24, 1938 in Granity, New Zealand. He was an actor and writer, known for Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (1989), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and An Angel at My Table (1990). He was married to Wanjiku Kiare. He died on October 14, 2009 ...

42. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...

43. Chris Haywood

Actor | Sleeping Beauty

Chris Haywood was born on July 24, 1948 in Billericay, Essex, England as Christopher Charles Haywood. He is known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (2011), Quigley Down Under (1990) and Muriel's Wedding (1994).

44. Bartholomew Rose

Actor | Flirting

Bartholomew Rose is an actor, known for Flirting (1991) and The Nostradamus Kid (1993).

45. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

46. Paul Mercurio

Actor | Strictly Ballroom

Blame it on Elvis.

It was the lusty gyrations of The King in Jailhouse Rock that inspired nine-year-old Paul Joseph Mercurio to dance. His mother, Jean, responded with her usual supportive posture and enrolled Paul in a local ballet school.

From there (with a short surfing break) it was on to John ...

47. Barry Otto

Actor | Strictly Ballroom

Barry Otto was born in 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor, known for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Rogue (2007) and Australia (2008).

48. Alwyn Kurts

Actor | Tim

One of Australia's most recognisable actors, Alwyn Kurts had previously been an accredited war correspondent, before becoming a notable figure in Melbourne radio in the 1950s via his program "Raising A Husband", and as an executive at radio station 3XY.

Shortly after television arrived in 1956, he ...

49. Bruno Lawrence

Actor | The Quiet Earth

His diverse talents made this New Zealander a cult icon in his relatively short life. Born in Brighton, England, Bruno Lawrence (real name David Lawrence) settled in New Zealand as a pre-schooler and developed an early interest in the drums. He formed a dixie-land band at age 15 and made the ...

50. Temuera Morrison

Actor | Once Were Warriors

Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education ...

51. Julian Arahanga

Actor | The Matrix

Julian Arahanga was born on December 18, 1972 in Raetihi, New Zealand. He is a director and producer, known for The Matrix (1999), Once Were Warriors (1994) and Colonial Combat. He has been married to Becs Arahanga since February 7, 2009. They have three children.

52. Taungaroa Emile

Actor | Once Were Warriors

Taungaroa Emile is known for his work on Once Were Warriors (1994), Whale Rider (2002) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995).

53. Justin Braine

Actor | Shine

Justin Braine is an actor, known for Shine (1996), Blue Heelers (1994) and The Life of Harry Dare (1995).

54. Anthony Brandon Wong

Actor | The Matrix Revolutions

Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning actor who has played a wide range of roles in numerous films and more than 40 hit television programs in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He has also played lead and major roles in over thirty stage productions, mostly in ...

55. Anthony LaPaglia

Actor | Without a Trace

Anthony LaPaglia was born on January 31, 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for Without a Trace (2002), Lantana (2001) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). He has been married to Alexandra Henkel since April 28, 2018. He was previously married to ...

56. Jonathan Hyde

Actor | Titanic

Jonathan Hyde was born on May 21, 1948 in Brisbane, Australia. He is an actor, known for Titanic (1997), Anaconda (1997) and Jumanji (1995). He is married to Isobel Buchanan. They have two children.

57. Alex Dimitriades

Actor | Head On

Alex Dimitriades was born on December 28, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Alexander Dimitriades. He is an actor, known for Head On (1998), Ghost Ship (2002) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005).

58. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...

59. William McInnes

Actor | Blue Heelers

William McInnes was born on September 10, 1961 in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Heelers (1994), Unfinished Sky (2007) and SeaChange (1998). He was previously married to Sarah Watt.

60. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

61. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...

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62. David Wenham

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).

63. Karl Urban

Actor | Star Trek

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did ...

64. John Noble

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.

65. Cliff Curtis

Actor | Sunshine

Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.

He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.

After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...

66. Rawiri Paratene

Actor | Whale Rider

Rawiri Paratene was born in Hokianga, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Whale Rider (2002), Man-Thing (2005) and The Insatiable Moon (2010).

67. Mana Taumaunu

Actor | Whale Rider

Mana Taumaunu was born in 1989. He is an actor, known for Whale Rider (2002) and The Making of 'Whale Rider' (2003).

68. Grant Roa

Transportation_department | Alita: Battle Angel

Grant Roa was born on June 2, 1974 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Alita: Battle Angel (2019), Godzilla (2014) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).

69. Noah Taylor

Actor | Shine

Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents ...

70. Leigh Whannell

Actor | Saw

Leigh Whannell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where, at the age of four, he developed an obsession with telling stories. Whether it be through acting, writing or filmmaking, his primary love was getting a reaction from an audience. In 1995, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal ...

71. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

72. Eric Bana

Actor | Munich

Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family ...

73. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

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74. Crusoe Kurddal

Actor | Ten Canoes

Crusoe Kurddal is known for his work on Ten Canoes (2006), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Australia (2008).

75. Tom Budge

Actor | The Proposition

Tom Budge was born on March 15, 1982 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Thomas Budge. He is an actor, known for The Proposition (2005), Larry Crowne (2011) and The Pacific (2010).

76. Richard Birrinbirrin

Actor | Ten Canoes

Richard Birrinbirrin is an actor and producer, known for Ten Canoes (2006), Dr. Plonk (2007) and Charlie's Country (2013).

77. Jamie Gulpilil

Actor | Australia

Jamie Gulpilil was born as Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil Dalaithngu. He is an actor, known for Australia (2008), Ten Canoes (2006) and Dr. Plonk (2007).

78. Sam Worthington

Actor | Avatar

Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power plant employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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79. Barry Humphries

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

His father was an affluent construction manager. Barry was a very intelligent boy who attended Melbourne University. There, he began in revues and doing some impersonations. He moved to London around 1960 and began his TV career. He has created numerous characters, including Dame Edna Everidge and ...

80. James Frecheville

Actor | Black '47

James Frecheville was born on May 3, 1991 in Melbourne, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for Black '47 (2018), Animal Kingdom (2010) and The Drop (2014).

81. Kodi Smit-McPhee

Actor | Let Me In

Kodi Smit-McPhee started acting at the age of 9. He dropped out of high school in his first year to pursue acting and currently resides in Los Angeles as does his father Andy McPhee and sister Sianoa Smit-McPhee, who are also actors.

He made his feature film debut alongside Eric Bana in 2007's "...

82. Sullivan Stapleton

Actor | 300: Rise of an Empire

Sullivan Stapleton was born on June 14, 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Gangster Squad (2013).

83. Bryce Lindemann

Actor | Animal Kingdom

Bryce Lindemann is known for his work on Animal Kingdom (2010), The Pacific (2010) and Paper Giants: Magazine Wars (2013).

84. Simon Baker

Actor | Margin Call

Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).

85. Joel Edgerton

Actor | The Gift

Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne (van Dort) and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant. Joel went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs...

86. Richard Roxburgh

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Richard Roxburgh was born on January 23, 1962 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Van Helsing (2004) and Rake (2010). He has been married to Silvia Colloca since September 25, 2004. They have three children.

87. Gulliver McGrath

Actor | Dark Shadows

Gulliver McGrath is an Australian actor. Gully landed his first acting break at age 6 when he was spotted at school in Brunswick by casting director Fiona Dann. He auditioned for, and landed, an ad for Cravendale milk, a British-based company - though the commercial was shot in Melbourne. McGrath ...

88. Rhys Wakefield

Actor | True Detective

Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $350 million worldwide.

He first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes. He played the lead in James Cameron's thriller Sanctum, the Polite Leader in The ...

89. Liam Hemsworth

Actor | The Hunger Games

Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal ...

90. Chris Hemsworth

Actor | The Avengers

Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ...

91. Marton Csokas

Actor | Æon Flux

Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa (New Zealand), to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, who was also a ...

92. Noah Wiseman

Actor | The Babadook

Noah Wiseman is an actor, known for The Babadook (2014), Funny or Die Presents... (2010) and The Gift (2013).

93. Daniel Henshall

Actor | Snowtown

Daniel Henshall was born on August 9, 1982 in Sydney, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for The Snowtown Murders (2011), Okja (2017) and Ghost in the Shell (2017).

94. Jemaine Clement

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement was born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed ...

95. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

96. Jason Clarke

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Jason Clarke is an Australian actor, known for often being cast in antagonist roles in feature films. In 1969, Clarke was born in Winton, Queensland, a small town where the main industries are sheep and cattle raising. Winton was established as a township in 1879, but its main claim to fame are a ...

97. Hugh Keays-Byrne

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Hugh Keays-Byrne was born in 1947 in Kashmir, India. In 1973, he moved to Australia, where he began an acting career. He is a well respected theater, film and TV actor in Australia. Hugh became noticed after roles in Stone (1974), Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and The Trespassers (1976). He landed his ...

98. Jai Courtney

Actor | Divergent

Jai Courtney was born on March 15, 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jai Stephen Courtney. He is an actor, known for Divergent (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Suicide Squad (2016).

99. Luke Bracey

Actor | Point Break

Luke Bracey was born in Sydney, Australia and made his acting debut in Aussie soap opera, Home and Away (1988) in 2009, portraying bad-boy "Trey Palmer" into 2010, while also appearing in multiple episodes of Aussie series Dance Academy (2010)). He next co-starred in what was both his first feature...



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