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Turning down a role on the popular Australian drama Neighbours to attend Melbourne’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jackman met his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, on the 1995 prison series Corelli. The X-Men actor also appeared in 2008’s Australia opposite fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman.
Having once cozied up to Jennifer Lopez in The Back-Up Plan, the Aussie star now tracks down criminals in Hawaii 5-0.
Eager to bulk up for his starring role in Thor, Hemsworth spent some serious time in the gym. “I put on too much muscle. A few days before shooting was to begin we realized none of my costumes fit,” he later said. “I had to crash diet just to squeeze into them.”
The Troy actor — a former sketch comic — continues to call Melbourne home. “Nothing gets shot in L.A. anymore,” he tells Canada’s National Post. “There’s really no point for actors to be here. These days, to live anywhere other than where you want is crazy.”
Top Chef: Masters’ Stone showed off his culinary skills at the age of 18 in Australia’s Savoy Hotel before coming to America. In the years since, Stone, the author of four cookbooks, has appeared on The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice and America’s Next Great Restaurant.
The sexy Aussie actor got his start on the country’s hit drama, Neighbours, before settling into his current role as Dr. Robert Chase on FOX’s House. In his spare time, the actor jams with Hugh Laurie, Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar in Band From TV.
“My goal was always to get to Nashville,” says Nicole Kidman’s hubby. “I sort of made the decision that I could stay in Australia and keep building my careerâ€¦So if I’m going to starve, and pay my dues in Nashville, let’s go. Let’s start it now and not in five or 10 years.”
Filming A&E’s The Glades in Florida has its advantages, says Passmore. “The accent will get you free beer at a bar. You meet the most eccentric and the best people — everyone wants to talk,” he tells the New York Post.
The actor spun tunes at an Australian nightclub under the moniker “Russ Le Roq” at age 16. “It was the easiest thing to pick up women,” Crowe has said.
Born in Sydney, recently had his *rumour* nude pic leaked on the Internet, Kwanten got his start on the Aussie soap Home and Away before making a splash as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood.
Remember “Avatar”? Voted Australia’s Most Stylish Male Celebrity in 2010, Avatar’s Worthington didn’t set out to become famous. “If I’d wanted that, I would have gone on Big Brother,” he has said.