Who Are The Most Popular Australian Celebrities - Top 10
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Hugh Jackman has been rated Australia’s most popular celebrity according to the Australian Talent Index – a new survey asking almost 2500 participants their opinions of more than 100 of the country’s top personalities from film and broadcasting.
The survey was commissioned by media and marketing agency Talent Corp and undertaken by research firm Lewers and survey company Pureprofile. Talent Corp was co-founded by former Macquarie Radio sales execs Mike O’Regan and Ruth Thompson. The company is chaired by former Macquarie Radio CEO Russell Tate and the managing director is former Macquarie Radio and Triple M sales chief Mark Noakes.
Top 10 Most Popular Australian Celebrities
(Ranked By Australian Talent Index)
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Throughout the world, he’s well-known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, but Hugh Jackman can do a lot more than sprout hair on his face.
A talented singer and dancer who hails from Sydney, Jackman won a Tony award for his portrayal as Peter Allen in Broadway's The Boy From Oz.
He’s also starred in Les Misérables, Van Helsing, The Prestige and 2017’s hit The Greatest Showman. He has two children with wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness.
From humble beginnings growing up in Melbourne and the Northern Territory outback, Hemsworth is now one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, best-known for playing Thor in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In 2014, People magazine named him as its “Sexiest Man Alive”. He lives with wife Elsa Pataky and their three kids in NSW’s Byron Bay.
Neighbours alum Margot Robbie from Dalby, QLD stunned audiences with her performance (and flawless Brooklyn accent) in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013 and has been a Hollywood superstar since.
In 2018, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. She lhas homes in both L.A. and the Gold Coast with her husband Tom Ackerley.
Bryan Brown is one of Australia's most storied actors. He was underworld boss Pando in Two Hands, where he faced off against a young Heath Ledger between games of Scrabble. He was Lt Peter Handcock in Breaker Morant; Joe in A Town Like Alice; and King Carney in Baz Luhrmann's Australia.
Now, in his early 70s, Brown is adding another feather to his cap by trying his hand at crime writing. His debut book, Sweet Jimmy is a collection of short stories that have been described as taut and crackling with character, in the vein of modern Aussie noir.
Toni Collette, byname of Antonia Collette, (born November 1, 1972, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Australian actress known for her metamorphic performances in a wide range of roles.
Collette was raised in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown. At age 16 she accepted a scholarship from the Australian Theatre for Young People (1989), and she later briefly attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She dropped out to accept her first film role, in Spotswood (1992), opposite Anthony Hopkins and Russell Crowe. She made her first significant foray into theatre as Sonya in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (1992).
During his illustrious 40-plus year career, Michael Caton has performed in television, theatre and film both here in Australia and abroad. His foray into the world of show business was an auspicious affair. In 1963 in a 60-seat community theatre called The Twelfth Night Theatre, the then 20-year-old amateur actor was cast in the role of an Irish git. In those early days at The Twelfth Night Theatre Michael joined a group of young performers, some of whom would go on to become some of Australia's most notable actors. Among them were Jack Thompson, Judith McGrath, Carol Burns, Shane Porteous, Harold Hopkins and Henry Crawford who produced The Sullivans, A Town Like Alice & Against the Wind. Since then Michael has appeared in some of Australia's most successful television, stage and cinematic productions; his resume reading like a who's who of the Australian arts.
Michael became a household name in the '70s when he established the popular character of Harry Sullivan in The Sullivans, a role for which he won two Logie Awards. He also appeared in cult series such as Homicide and Cop Shop. His other television credits include Stingers, The Flying Doctors, The Les Darcy Story, Great Expectations, Blue Heelers, All Saints, Wildside and A Country Practice. He appeared in the mini-series Never Tell Me Never, Shadows of the Heart and Come in Spinner.
Like Hugo Weaving, Guy was one of the drag queens in in the 1994 Australian hit film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
After that road trip, the Neighbours alum scored roles in L.A. Confidential, Memento, The King’s Speech and Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus.
The former Geelong boy has one child with Dutch actress Carice van Houten.
Like his brothers, actors Chris and Luke, Liam Hemsworth began his career on an Australian soap before moving on to become major actors in Hollywood.
After playing Josh Taylor in Neighbours, the Melbourne-born actor set his sights on Hollywood. In 2010, he starred in The Last Song with his ex-wife Miley Cyrus, and found a mass audience through his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games.
Hemsworth, who has homes in the US and Australia, has also starred in Empire State and Independence Day: Resurgance.
Cate Blanchett, in full Catherine Elise Blanchett, (born May 14, 1969, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Australian actress known for her multidimensional characters and wide range of roles.
Blanchett grew up in suburban Melbourne with an Australian mother and an American father, who died when Blanchett was 10 years old. She studied art history at the University of Melbourne before graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. Her professional acting career began on the Australian stage. She performed with the Sydney Theatre Company in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Timothy Daly’s Kafka Dances. In 1993 she starred opposite Geoffrey Rush in David Mamet’s Oleanna, as a student who accuses her teacher of sexual harassment.
10. Eric Bana
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Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser.
Young Bana grew up in suburban Melbourne. He was popular among his schoolmates for his talent of making comic impressions of his teachers. At that time, he was fond of Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979) and also decided to become an actor. He moved to Sydney and worked odd jobs to support himself. In 1991, he began a career as a stand-up comedian, while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel. In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990) talk show, then joined the Full Frontal (1993) TV-series. He gained popularity for making impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruse and "Columbo". In 1996, he started his own show titled Eric (1997), then launched a comedy series titled The Eric Bana Show Live (1997). The show was canceled for the lack of substantial audience. However, in 1997, Bana received the Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedian" for his work on The Eric Bana Show Live (1997).
He made his film debut in The Castle (1997), in a supporting comic role. That same year, he was cast to portray Mark "Chopper" Read, the notorious Australian underworld figure. For the role, Bana gained 30 pounds, by eating junk food; he also spent a few days with Read in prison, in order to perfect his mimicry. Bana completely transformed himself into a bald, plump, disturbed criminal.
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