Famous Australian Actors
Australia is the home of many great actors. It has its own share of presence in Hollywood. Many such famous actors have brought fame and glory to this country. Some of the famous Australian actors are:
Cate Blanchett: Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne on May 14, 1969. She completed her education in Melbourne and after her graduation from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, she started her career in theater. The role of Elizabeth I in the movie Elizabeth was her stepping stone to success and from thereon there was no looking back for her.
Mel Gibson: The heartthrob of millions of women around the world, Mel Gibson was born in New York on 3 January 1956. Since his mother was as Australian, Mel Gibson moved to New South Wales in Australia. He studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and pursued his acting career. He went on to win an Oscar award for his performance in Braveheart in 1995.
Russell Crowe: Oscar Award winner Russell Crowe was born on 7 April 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand.
His family moved to Australia when he was 4 years old. But they were there for only about 10 years and they moved back to New Zealand. However, Russell came back to Australia to join National Institute of Dramatic Art. He started his acting career with television serials but his film Romper Stomper, which was released in 1992, made him a famous star. Not satisfied with the success in Australian films, Russell moved on to make a mark in American films and was equally successful there.