Hollywood just can’t get enough of these amazing Australian Stars. Undoubtedly, Hollywood has an elite group of talented Australian actors. So let’s take a look at the host of Australian actors who headed to pursue a career on the big screen and were able to make it big in Hollywood.
1. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman’s breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Later appearing in several other blockbuster and successful films, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances. And in 2003, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004) and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. He was the star of the Australian Football League’s 2014 Everything’s Possible campaign. Hemsworth is all set to reprise his role as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, scheduled for release in 2017.
3. Margot Robbie
Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. In 2013, she made her big screen debut in romantic comedy-drama film About Time and co-starred in The Wolf of Wall Street. Her role as Harley Quinn in DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016) gained her major fan following.
4. Ruby Rose
Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia followed by several high-profile modelling gigs. Rose pursued a career in acting from 2008 onwards.The public and media attention increased following Rose’s debut on Netflix series Orange Is the New Black . During 2015, she was the fifth most searched person on Google.
5. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. He has won international recognition for his roles in variety of film genres. He has been the face of several high-profile brands. He is a global ambassador for Montblanc. He has finished filming the third Wolverine film Logan, which is scheduled for a 2017 release.
6. Rebel Wilson
Queen of comedy Rebel Wilson, a talented actress and writer, became known for playing Kristen Wiig’s roommate in Bridesmaids. Her role in musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as Fat Amy, earned her several award nominations and wins. She has announced that she will also star in 2017’s Pitch Perfect 3 with Anna Kendrick.
7. Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth is is the youngest brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He scored his first audition at 16 for the Australian TV series Home and Away. His role as Will Blakelee in the 2010 drama The Last Song, opposite Miley Cyrus almost immediately thrust into leading man status. Since then, he is able to nab many blockbuster roles.
8. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur’s 1998 film Elizabeth. Since then, She has received international acclaim and numerous accolades. She has also had an extensive career on stage. She is one of only six actors, and the only actress, to receive Academy Award nominations for portraying the same role in two films, as well as the only Australian to win two acting Oscars.
9. Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne made her screen debut in 1992 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. Later she appeared in several Australian television shows. In 2002, she made her first appearance in a Hollywood film as Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II. From 2007 to 2012, she played Ellen Parsons in the cable TV series Damages. She has starred in many successful films like Troy, Knowing, Insidious, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as the comedies Bridesmaids, Neighbors, and Spy.
10. Jai Courtney
Jai started his career with small roles in films and television series before being cast as Charlie in the action film Jack Reacher (2012). He then went on to star in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) and I, Frankenstein (2014). Courtney played Eric, one of the leaders of the faction Dauntless, in the film Divergent (2014). Recently, his role as Captain Boomerang in the 2016 film Suicide Squad gained him a lot of attention.