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13 of Our Favorite Australian Imports: A Seriously Hot List

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 9, 2015 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 9, 2015 |

Having recently watched Bloodline and Predestination, I was reminded of how many breakout Aussie actors we’re lucky to have lured to our shores. To Americans, they may seem to have to popped up out of nowhere, but a lot of them worked in Oz a long time before catching on here (Ben Mendelsohn). A few broke out of Australian film pretty quickly (Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths in Muriel’s Wedding), and some started out on the long-running soap, Neighbours (Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce) before they took over stateside — however they got here, we’re duly appreciative and grateful. So apropos of nothing (it’s Thursday night, and we love accents?), here are eleven of our favorite Aussie friends.

Margot Robbie


Upcoming projects: Suite Française, Z for Zachariah, Suicide Squad

Joel Edgerton


Upcoming projects: Jane Got a Gun, Black Mass, Midnight Special, and The Gift (also written and directed by Edgerton)

Rose Byrne


Upcoming projects: Spy, The Meddler, X-Men: Apocalypse

Ben Mendelsohn


Upcoming projects: The Adventures of Beatle, Blackbird, Star Wars: Rogue One

Naomi Watts


Upcoming projects: The Sea of Trees, Three Generations, Demolition, Shut In

Guy Pearce


Upcoming projects: Genius, Equals, Holding the Man

Rebel Wilson


Upcoming projects: Pitch Perfect 2, Grimsby, The Social Life, How to Be Single

Eric Bana


Upcoming projects: The Secret Scripture, The Finest Hours, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Special Correspondents

Cate Blanchett


Upcoming projects: Carol, Weightless, Truth

Jai Courtney


Upcoming projects: Terminator Genisys, Man Down, Suicide Squad

Sarah Snook


*If you’ve not yet seen Predestination, get on it right now. Snook’s performance mind-bogglingly fantastic.

Upcoming projects: The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs, Holding the Man

Jason Clarke


Upcoming projects: Knight of Cups, Child 44, Everest, Terminator Genisys, All I See Is You

Chris Hemsworth


Upcoming projects: Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the Heart of the Sea, Vacation, The Huntsman

Cindy Davis, (Twitter)