Top Ten Best Australian Actors


The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heath 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.

The man is a legend, end of discussion

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

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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 .

Hugh Jackman is a great all round actor and entertainer, well known for his role as super hero in Marvel movies, amongst many other acting roles and also his singing and dancing roles in musicals,( i.e. Les Miserables) and live theatre. Hugh along his wife is very active in their charities.

An amazing actor and a really good singer and dancer! He is triple threat!

Multi-talanted actor is #1choice!

He is a sweet handsome man, a great actor, and in great shape still to this day. Great sense of humor

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3 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

4 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 Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. more.

MUCH BETTER ACTOR than Hugh Jackman!

My sister likes and I like that actor - toshdeluxe

37%? Spam voters? Eh, I love him anyway (not in a romantic way).
EDIT: What? 6%? I guess it was just a glitch... - TheFourthWorld


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5 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 is not Australian. please remove from the list." That's akin to saying Crowded House is an Australian band which it certainly isn't.

His performances in Gladiator & A Beautiful Mind... INCREDIBLE! Best actor in Australia bar none.

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

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6 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

Well, actually he was born in New York and came to Australia when he was 12. Still claim him as an Australian. Great actor and director!

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

Mel gibson was born in Australia mate

7 Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She is win

8 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.
9 Peter Finch
10 Margot Robbie Margot Robbie Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She got her big break in 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, where she was acclaimed for her performance, and being hailed "the hottest woman I've seen in a while" by more.

Amazing actor

so sexy

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11 Rod Taylor Rod Taylor Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, including The Catered Affair, The Time Machine, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, Dark of the more.
12 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

He is hottest guy I have ever seen

He's Nero in star trek

Just plain versatile, makes him the best

13 Toni Collette Toni Collette Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television, and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish.

She can do anything - film T.V. and broadway- a true talent

14 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

15 Hugo Weaving Hugo Weaving Hugo Wallace Weaving is an English-Australian film and stage actor. He is best known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, V in V for Vendetta, Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger and the father in Hacksaw Ridge.

How isn't he top 5

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

16 Ben Mendelsohn Ben Mendelsohn
17 Liam Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He played the role of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and as Marcus on the children's television series The Elephant Princess.
18 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.

19 Simon Baker Simon Baker Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist and The Guardian.
20 Dominic Purcell
21 Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland.
22 Isla Fisher Isla Fisher Isla Lang Fisher is an Omani born Australian actress. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at age 6. She appeared on the children's adventure series Bay Cove and the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach, before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away.
23 Paul Hogan

No Australian actor is better than Crocodile Dundee! Period!

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

He was a great guy and promoted helping animals

He was amazing and funny before he died

26 David Wenham
27 Sam Worthington Sam Worthington Samuel Henry John Worthington is an Australian actor. He portrayed the protagonist Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar; Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation; and Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans; before transitioning to more dramatic roles, in Everest, Hacksaw Ridge, more.

This is ridiculous Sam Worthington is a great actor he shouldn't be number 30! He should at least be top ten!

He was the Protagonist in clash of the titans!
Good actor!

28 Luke Hemsworth
29 Xavier Samuel
30 Nathan Page

Currently starring as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

31 Joel Edgerton
32 Helen Morse
33 Jai Courtney Jai Courtney Jai Stephen Courtney is an Australian actor. He started his career with small roles in films and television series before being cast as Charlie in the action film Jack Reacher.

Amazing as Captain Boomerang in 2016 suicide squad

34 Jason Clarke
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