Australian most famous celebs


Cate Blanchett

They are a mix of good looks, nice accents and mostly worldclass talent, which have propelled their careers in Hollywood and worldwide. Here are the most famous celebs from Australia.

First and foremost, Hugh Jackman. This heartthrob became famous for his portrayal of Wolverine in seven “X-Men” movies. However, that is not his best work compared to his incredible performances. Some people believe his most brilliant work has been as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables”. Jackman was born in Sydney and started to focus on his career as an actor when he was 22.
Portia De Rossi became famous with her roles on “Ally McBeal,” “Arrested Development,” “Better Off Ted” and “Nip/Tuck.” Also many people know her as Ellen DeGeneres's wife, whom she's been married to since 2008. Portia was born in Horsham and raised in Grovedale before moving to the US in her early 20s.
Although Nicole Kidman was actually born in Hawaii, that was only during a temporary stay that her parents were undertaking in the United States. Kidman returned to Australia when she was 4. Later on in life, she made her way back to the US and performed in “Days of Thunder” in 1990 where she met her first husband Tom Cruise. She is also famous for her work in “Moulin Rouge” and “The Hours.”
Even though Cate Blanchett lives in Hollywood, she was born and bred in Melbourne and still considers Australia her home. She become worldwide famous with her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I of England in “Elizabeth”, as well as Galadriel in “The Lord of the Rings”. Since then, she has been starring in big-name blockbusters.
Mel Gibson is a different case. He was born in a small town in New York, but he considers Australia his true home where he moved to when he was 12. He moved to Sydney at that age, also his mother's birthplace. In his early 20s, Gibson had his big break in the Australian post-apocalyptic thriller “Mad Max,” and later moved to Hollywood to become one of America's biggest names.
Russel Crowe is another actor that was born offshore. He is actually a New Zealander but moved to Sydney when he was only 4 years old. After reaching a peak in his music career in Australia and New Zealand, Crowe moved to Hollywood to pursue bigger roles. Crowe become worldwide famous with his starring role in “Gladiator”.
Even though Rose Byrne had previously acted in secondary roles, she has only become Hollywood famous relatively recently. She has starred in numerous blockusters like “Bridesmaids,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “Neighbors.” Born and bred in Sydney, she has recently filmed a comedy Spy along another famous actress Melissa McCarthy.


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