Top 5 Australian Actors who Succeeded in US Movies and Television


Making a career in the film industry is not a piece of cake. It takes a long way to reach that height of success and fame. There are so many actors who even after being born and raised in USA find it difficult to get into Hollywood.

On the other hand, there are also some outstanding actors that have been in the Australian film industry and have set their mark in Hollywood. It has for sure not been an easy journey, but as of now almost the entire world knows these identities.

Here are the Top 5 Australian Actors who rocked the US film industry!!

1. Cate Blanchett

All the marvel fans know Cate Blanchett as Hela from the movie Thor Ragnarok. Cate Blanchett was born in a suburb of Ivanhoe, Melbourne in the year 1969. Her career began on the Australian stage where she played a role in Electra and later in Hamlet.

When she stepped into Hollywood, the biopic Elizabeth in which she played the role of Queen Elizabeth I made her famous internationally. Since then she has been featured in so many films, right from being in the Lord of the Rings trilogy to up to being one of the most famous villains in a marvels film.

The number of awards she has received is just too much and she has acted in more than 70 movies throughout her life. When it comes to acting, Cate Blanchett is just outstanding. She has her command in whichever role she plays.

Her role as the evil stepmother in Cinderella caught the attention of millions of fans. She is also one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. Till date she continues to win the hearts of many through her skills.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman. By Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan – Logan Japan Premiere Red Carpet: Hugh Jackman, CC BY 2.0,

2. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is surely one of the highly talented and handsome looking members in the industry. He is known for his singing, acting, dancing and so many other skills.

He was born in Sydney in the year 1968 and was raised in Australia. After Jackman had completed his BA he also did a course in the Actor’s Centre Sydney. He then started to work in small television roles until he got a grand stage performance in the Royal National Theatre’s production (Oklahoma).

Later on he became known worldwide through his casting in X-Men as Wolverine. Since then, he has been in a lot of romantic movies as well. His talent and his looks are just amazing.

Apart from that he has also played roles in highly admired movies such as ‘The Prestige’ and ‘Les Miserables and Prisoners’. People, till today long to see more of his work.

He is also a well known Producer and had also been a former Oscar host. If there is anything called as an overflowing bucket of talent, it’s him.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman. By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0,

3. Nicole Kidman

In the recent years Nicole Kidman hasn’t been as active on the Hollywood screen as she was a few years back. The sad part is that, even after being such a great talent to the acting industry she is still recognized as the woman who was once the wife of Tom Cruise.

Nicole Kidman was born in 1967 on the 20th of June. Her acting career had begun in Australia in the year 1983 with the film Bush Christmas. She is not only known as an actor but also as a producer and a singer.

Movies such as Dead Calm, The Others, The hours, etc have been some of her biggest hits. The roles she played were serious and intense. In the year 2006 she was also ranked as one of the world’s highest paid actresses.

She has truly been a great superstar and the world waits for her grand comeback.

Robert Taylor in Longmire (2012)
Robert Taylor in Longmire (2012)

4. Robert Taylor                               

Robert Taylor is mainly known from his role as Walt Longmire from the television series called Longmire. He was born in 1963 in Australia. He was seen in many Australian movies and series.

He got his big break in Holly through the blockbuster “The Matrix” in which he was casted as the shapeshifting Agent Jones and later as Chris O’Donnell in “Vertical Limit”.

Later on in the year 2011, he got the role in Longmire. That series got popular and later shifted to Netflix. People of the new generation, may not be, knowing him as much as compared to that of the old generation.

He has acted in many films as well as series. He is truly considered as one of the best Australian actors of that era.

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe. By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia – Russell Crowe, CC BY-SA 2.0,

5. Russell Crowe

The world knows who Russell Crowe is. I must really ask you what rock have you been living under if you do not know who this talent is. He is known to be among the elites of Hollywood.

Although he was born in New Zealand, Crowe has spent most of his life in Australia. Before entering into Hollywood, he had worked in many Australian films and shows. His career in Hollywood began early but he came into limelight because of his role in the 2000’s film Gladiator.

He was nominated thrice at the Academy Awards for the Best Actor, out of which he won once for the movie Gladiator. Other than that, many of his other movies such as Cinderella Man, Man of Steel, A Beautiful Mind, have been highly praised and adored by thousands of people all over the world.

He is still looked upon as one of the top most actors in the industry. His personal/ off-screen life has, never been a great topic of discussion. But, as far as his acting is concerned, he is just outstanding.


So these were few of the top-most Australian Actors who were successful in setting their mark even in Hollywood. As for me, all of them are just amazingly talented people. I’m sure you too must be in awe of at least one of the above mentioned actors. Who is your favorite among them?

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