Top Ten Best Australian Actors


The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

A true genius of an actor! His best performance was the joker in the dark night. He showed everyone that he can be 10 times better then the original joker. Well done! - dragon13304

I agree. He is the most incredible actor the world has ever seen, a true artist, and no actor can ever replace him or his role as the Joker. He is and always will be missed everyday.

better than hughie. his role in the dark knight was possibly the best by any australian actor (maybe equal with michael caton in the castle) - CrowdedChisel

Fantastic actor. I love him as joker

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2 Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .

For heaven's sake! His the whole package and the best actor for me! I can't think of someone else replacing him as wolverine! He's a very disciplined actor, always right on time.

Man! I enjoy every single one of his movies! Not only is he a nice chunk of eye candy, but he's also super talented!

I've always thought he was a great actor, but he never recieved much critical appraise until his most amazing performance as Jean Valjean in Les Mis which was an incredible film. He's also a such a nice guy so I couldn't be happier with him.

Wolverine... enough said

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3 Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

He brings another class of actor to the table I mean gladiator! top five films of all time. should be number 1.

Isn't this guy a kiwi? Still awesome anyway

He is not Australian. please remove from the list

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4 Eric Bana Eric Bana Eric Bana is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper.

Did 'Hulk (2003)'. Plus, the voice of Anchor in Finding Nemo

Just plain versatile, makes him the best

He is hottest guy I have ever seen

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5 Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush is one of the finest Aussie actors to hit the screen and his talent is displayed in films such as Pirates of the Carribean 3, Mary and Max and Bran Nue Dae

6 Guy Pearce Guy Pearce

How can you not love Guy Pearce? He's one of the most underrated actors out there, and I think he deserves more credibility. He's going to receive an oscar nomination one day, I just know it. Love, love, LOVE HIM!

Memento! He played his part so well in that movie! - roblist

7 Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok.

He should be higher

He should win an Oscar because he just a great

I'm drooling over him already

He's so hot and a great actor. - Catlover2004

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8 Hugo Weaving

No other Australian actor has the range this guy has. Any role, any kind of film, he'll play that character to perfection. I mean, V for Vendetta you never even see the guy but he's phenomenal

9 Simon Baker Simon Baker
10 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson played Mad Max who is Australian, but Mel Gibson is not Australian

Mel gibson was born in Australia mate

The Contenders

11 David Gulpilil
12 Paul Hogan
13 Errol Flynn
14 Bryan Brown

Must be the best living Australian actor, simply for the body of his great works since the 1970's. His acting over three decades has been honest, and believable. He has played many intricate and gut wrenching performances.
The others on your list, too a great degree mystify me:
Firstly HEATH LEDGER as number 1 is rediculous, he had 3 great movies, but he is dead, where is the rest of his body of work to come from. People should get over his passing. At best he might make it into my 100. HUGH JACKMAN, is a great actor but spends too much time in theatre to build up the body of work to be taken seroiusly against Bryan Brown. The rest on your to 10 list are discounted because they either have had very few top roles, remembered for 1 or 2 performances, method actors and put in the basic same acting every time, or just bloody lousey. The only exception is no 6 GEOFFREY RUSH, he would be placed second on my list.

15 Steve Irwin Steve Irwin Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist.

He was amazing and funny before he died

16 Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton.
17 Dominic Purcell
18 David Wenham
19 Joel Edgerton
20 Peter Finch
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