Mark Juddery: Chris Hemsworth - Australia's Greatest Film Actor EVER?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Back in the 1990s, when Australian actors first started to infiltrate Hollywood en masse, the questions started. How was a nation on the other side of the world, with only 20 million people, providing so much talent? Tom Hanks blamed Vegemite (a salty yeast-based spread, usually smothered on toast, on which Australian children are raised), but he might have been joking.
It still keeps going. Every six months, a new Aussie actor appears (often well-known at home, but "new" everywhere else), who seems to the Next Big Thing. Sam Worthington, Mia Wasikowska, Rebel Wilson.... Whatever Australia's talent scouts were doing right, we still seem to be doing it.
This, of course, leads to the obvious question: "Who is the greatest-ever Australian film actor?" I think I've figured it out, and it's not Russell Crowe or Cate Blanchett or Hugh Jackman, or even Olivia Newton-John (though she probably comes a close second). I worked it out recently, when I saw an obscure arthouse film yo
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