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Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood

Updated on January 31, 2015


Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood

Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe are four performing actors and actresses which are currently residing in Australia. Blanchett and Jackman plus Kidman are all Australians while Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand. Kidman is both American Australian by the way but they all call Australia their home. I consider them as the best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood.

Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood -- Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is a versatile, intelligent and very talented producer, actor, singer, dancer who appeared in opera, musicale and movies. Most of his films are action, love and science fiction. I love him best as Wolverine in X-Men series, and as Leopold in “Kate and Leopold” and a monster killer named Gabriel Van Helsing in the film “Van Helsing“. Dubbed as the sexiest man alive in 2008 by the “Open Salon” and People Magazine. Nobody argued about that claim.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

What makes him more endearing is he seems to be very loyal to his wife of 13 years. He has two children by her, a boy and a girl.

He is also a great host, he hosted the Tony awards three times and the Oscar awards once by the way. He has a degree in BA Communication and he completed a the one year course "The Journey" at the Actors' Centre in Sydney too.


Olivier Award nomination, best actor in Musical, 1999. Besides that Jackman in 2004 won the Tony award and the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, for his 2003–2004 Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer peter Allen, in the hit musical, The Boy from Oz which he also performed in Australia in 2006.

Kate and Leopold movie -- 2001 Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

And in 1996 Snowy River: The Mc Gregor Saga Duncan Jones Five episodes Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Actor

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Gladiator, Russell Crowe as Maximus Aurelius, 2000
Gladiator, Russell Crowe as Maximus Aurelius, 2000

Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood -- Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe is an actor singer and songwriter which became famous in Hollywood because of his movie Gladiator (2001), A Beautiful Mind (2002). He first appear in Hollywood movie in 1997 in L. A. Confidential. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand and is currently married with children since 2003. According to him, he became a good person after he was married, before that, he was into a lot of controversial activities as he is hot tempered.

Also in 1992 Crowe starred in Romper Stomper which follows the exploits and downfall of a racist skinhead group in blue-collar suburban Melbourne, for which Crowe won an Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor, following up from his Best Supporting Actor award for proof 1991. He won Best actor at BAFTA for his film "A Beautiful Mind".

He was born in New Zealand but went to Australia to pursue his career in acting. Crowe is not new to acting as his grandparents had been a producer, and he comes from a well to do family, his parents are set caterers for movie productions.

Crowe is also co-owner of National rugby League team of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and is an avid cricket fan and a humanitarian too.

Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge
Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge

Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood --

Nicole Kidman is An American born Aussie actress, fashion model, singer and humanitarian who currently reside in Sydney Australia. She was married to Tom Cruise for a decade and has two adopted children by him. She is magnificent in her film “Australia” in 2008. She garnered Oscars best actress award in her performance in the movie "The Hour". She is also stunning and beautiful.

She was still in love with Tom Cruise when they got a divorced in 2001 and she said "He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him." In addition, she has expressed shock about their divorce.

At present she is a wife to a country singer and New Zealand born Keith Urban and they have a one baby girl together, Sunday Rose. I like Nicole Kidman as a fashion icon and always wait in anticipation for what she is going to wear on awards night. I also like her in the horror film “The Other” and “Panic Room”.

She appeared in 1989 Dead Calm, Days of Thunder (1990), To Die For (1995) and Moulin Rouge (2001) was highly acclaimed. Her role in the film The Hours was highly acclaimed too and she was given recognition by the BAFTA award and the Academy Award for Best actress. It was in 2003 when she received her start on the Walk Of fame in Hollywood, California.

Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

Best Australian actors and actresses in Hollywood -- Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is an actress and theatre director. She is married to an artistic director and they have three children together. I love her in the movie “Elizabeth” in 1998 and as Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorseses, film, Aviator” and she garnered award as best Supporting actress for her role. In 2008, she also acted as Daisy Fuller in film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She is also known and became famous for her portrayals of a queen elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Colonel-Doctor in Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

She has won many awards most notably two SAGs, two Golden Globe awards, two BAFTAS, an Academy award as well as the Volpi Cup at 64th Venice international Film Festival.

There you go, the great Australian performers in Hollywood.

cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in the movie with the same title
cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in the movie with the same title

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