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Famous Australians

Based on the clues, name these famous people with Australian heritage.
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First submittedDecember 31, 2012
Last updatedAugust 29, 2018
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Clue
Australian
The Crocodile Hunter
Steve Irwin
Actor who played Wolverine
Hugh Jackman
Tom Cruise's ex
Nicole Kidman
Country singer and husband
of the above
Keith Urban
That's not a knife. THAT's a knife!
Paul Hogan
Machiavellian media magnate
Rupert Murdoch
"Neighbours" actress and
"Showgirl" singer
Kylie Minogue
Greatest cricketer of all time
Donald Bradman
She won 24 tennis majors
Margaret Court
AC/DC singer who died in 1980
Bon Scott
Prime Minister, 1996-2007
John Howard
He won all four tennis major
in 1962 and 1969
Rod Laver
Actor who played Thor
Chris Hemsworth
Clue
Australian
Actor who played the Joker
Heath Ledger
WikiLeaks leader
Julian Assange
Star of "The Ring"
Naomi Watts
Golfer called "The Shark"
Greg Norman
Model known as "The Body"
Elle MacPherson
"Somebody That I Used to Know" singer
Gotye
Olympic swimmer compared to a torpedo
Ian Thorpe
Actor who taught the king how to speak
Geoffrey Rush
Singer who wants to get
physical... physical
Olivia Newton-John
Swashbuckling actor
of Golden Age Hollywood
Errol Flynn
Bushranger who wore armor and
was hanged in 1880
Ned Kelly
She played Galadriel and
Queen Elizabeth
Cate Blanchett
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level 40
Jan 5, 2013
Good quiz!!! I knew who you meant by "Neighbours actress and singer" but you might be a little more specific. Actually, there's a few of them.
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level 44
Mar 12, 2013
Yeah, only about a thousand...I thought of Natalie Imbruglia first...
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level ∞
Mar 12, 2013
Made the clue more specific. As a non-Australian, I can't really fathom the popularity of Neighbours. :)
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level 56
Jul 4, 2014
I thought Imbruglia first too. Then I typed Minogue thinking of Dannii
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level 49
May 11, 2015
Neighbours is popular in other countries too, right?
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level 38
Jun 24, 2015
Neighbours is sort of popular, but it is more Home and Away that gets watched more. As a Sydney-sider speaking here, i should know, and I DO!!
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level 62
Oct 16, 2015
As a Sydney-sider, why should you know what is popular elsewhere? I'm fairly sure Neighbours is more popular, particularly in the UK.
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level 78
Jul 5, 2018
further confusing things, there is a movie called "Neighbors" (US spelling) starring an Australian actress (Rose Byrne)
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level 72
Aug 29, 2018
And another American movie called neighbors with john belushi and dan aykroyd
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level 62
Jun 11, 2019
That film is called Bad Neighbours in Australia and the UK to avoid confusion.
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level 20
Mar 12, 2013
The good thing that Australia calls the tennis court an 'arena' rather than a court such as of Margaret Court Arena, rather than Margaret Court Court!
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level 67
Oct 7, 2015
Of course Australians call a tennis court a tennis court. Just as the English call a football field a football field not a stadium even though they named Wembley Stadium.
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level 51
Oct 24, 2017
Actually - it is called Margaret Court Court. They only changed it to Margaret Court Arena very recently.
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level 61
Mar 12, 2013
I had no idea Naomi Watts was Australian, and how many nationalities does Gotye have, exactly?
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level 44
Mar 12, 2013
She moved to Australia when she was about 12 I think - born in England.
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level 43
Mar 12, 2013
Gotye moved to Australia from Belgium with his family when he was about 2.
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level 76
Aug 29, 2018
I had no idea several of these were from Australia - Flynn, Blanchett, Assange, MacPherson...
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level 40
Mar 12, 2013
I thought of Delta Goodrem first for Neighbours actor and singer, then Natalie Imbruglia, then remembered dear old Kylie. Might need edit that clue. Perhaps include the word "showgirl"?
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level 48
Mar 12, 2013
Actually interesting to see how many of these famous Aussies were born overseas: Goyte, Belgium; Kidman and Gibson, US; Crowe and Urban, NZ; and Watts, Scott and Newton-John, UK.
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level 69
Mar 12, 2013
Almost all of AC/DC were born outside Australia. Bon Scott, and the two Young brothers are Scottish, and Brian Johnson is English.
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level 69
Jul 2, 2018
They're Australian citizens, yeah, but Brian Johnson isn't Australian at all
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level 57
Aug 29, 2018
Russell Crowe and Brian Johnson are not on this quiz. And yes, they are not Australian.
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level 58
Aug 30, 2018
Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu when her Australian parents were working there. They moved back to Australia when she was 4yo.
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level 53
Apr 6, 2014
a little annoyed at myself- it's Hugh Jackman NOT Huge Ackman. We still haven't worked out what an Ackman is but It looks good!!!
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level ∞
Jul 1, 2018
I always thought it was Huge Jacked Man.
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level 69
Jul 2, 2018
Huge Act Man
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level 76
Jul 15, 2018
Huge Yak Man
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level 45
Aug 14, 2018
Hugh Jass Hugh Mongous
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level 72
Jun 22, 2014
Kerry Packer should also be an answer to "machiavellian media magnate"
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level 57
Aug 30, 2018
Machiavellian? I think the word you and Quizmaster are after is "megalomaniacal"
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level 75
Sep 14, 2014
Most of the foreign-born named in this quiz DO have Australian citizenship and classify themselves as such. Exceptions are Gibson who may've been educated in AUS & started his career her but at all times has been a US citizen and has never sought AUS citizenship. Murdoch renounced his to pursue US media ownership but has been allowed to re-assume AUS joint-citizenship
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level 31
May 29, 2016
Bon Scott is actually Scottish.
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level 58
Aug 30, 2018
Moved to Australia when he was 6yo.
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level 54
Jul 16, 2016
As an Australian who got 11... heh.
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level 68
Jun 2, 2017
Logue (as in the man played by Rush) should be accepted for the actor who taught the king how to speak, since he was a stage actor (albeit an amateur one).
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level 63
Jun 4, 2018
Rupert Murdoch is not Australian! He gave up his citizenship, plus we don't want him!
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level 73
Jul 2, 2018
Keith Urban is a New Zealander. Tired of Aussies endlessly claiming successful NZers as their own.
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level 57
Aug 29, 2018
You can have him.
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level 58
Aug 30, 2018
He moved to Australia when he was 2yo. He is an Australian citizen (and American).
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
You could easily do a part two. Aussies are everywhere.
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level 47
Aug 29, 2018
accept Don Bradman?
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level 43
Aug 29, 2018
Yep second that. Commonly referred to as Don Bradman or simply 'The Don'
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level ∞
Aug 29, 2018
Okay. In the future you can save time by simply typing the last name.
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level 50
Aug 29, 2018
"Greatest cricketer ever" is pretty controversial...
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level 77
Aug 29, 2018
This was really tough. Australia should work on producing some more famous famous Australians.
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level 60
Aug 29, 2018
Or Americans could work on realising there is a world outside of the USA
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level 80
Aug 29, 2018
Fake news.
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level 77
Aug 29, 2018
Play Freebird!
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level 77
Aug 29, 2018
a.k.a. waaahhhh my country isn't as well known to everybody in the world as some other countries are and is justifiably viewed as relatively insignificant so I'm going to whine about it on every single quiz I ever take to assuage my injured pride! (though this won't stop me from complaining about the number of questions pertaining to other more well-known countries and implying that it's impossible to know the answers to those questions) All while steadfastly avoiding doing this.
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level 72
Aug 30, 2018
Or famous Australians should stop covering their accents when they go to the U.S.A. to get famous.
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level 70
Aug 30, 2018
I'm afraid that Costa Ricans, Peruvians, Poles, Iraqis, and Gabonese people don't know many Australian celebrities either and are therefore, too, ignorant about the rest of the world.
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level 72
Aug 29, 2018
Margaret Court won 64 majors - 24 in singles and another 40 in doubles. Perhaps change the clue to include 'singles'?
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level 58
Aug 29, 2018
PM for 11 years and 2nd from bottom on 30%
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level 57
Aug 29, 2018
The best Australian actors are Hugo Weaving, Toni Colette and David Wenham. Hugo Weaving was brilliant as Mr.Smith in The Matrix, but when you see him in other films like 'The Interview', 'V for Vendetta' or 'Mystery Road', you get an idea of his range. Watch David Wenham in 'Gettin' Square', 'The Proposition' and 'The Boys'. And Toni Collette in 'The United States of Tara'.
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level 77
Aug 29, 2018
I like Weaving as a character actor but I'm not sure what you mean by his range. Most of his stuff seems a bit samey to me.
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level 75
Aug 30, 2018
Toni Collette was amazing in Hereditary.
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level 79
Aug 29, 2018
Not saying she isn't, but I would think you could find a more Australian person than Watts. I've never considered her Australian and from reading over her biography she's only lived about 10 years in Australia. She was born in England lived there until she was 14 and considers herself English, has a British passport and currently lives in the US.
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level 65
Aug 29, 2018
Reducing Nicole Kidman to Tom Cruise's ex and Keith Urbans current wife feels a bit strange. I'm sure she's done other things in her life too.
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level 58
Aug 30, 2018
Like win academy awards.
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level 72
Aug 30, 2018
I can't think of any movie she's been in except the torrid one with Tom Cruise. She looks kind of like she could've been in the famous scene from Basic Instinct.
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level 65
Sep 1, 2018
Moulin Rouge, The Hours and Dogville are some notable works, at least. I do think her career has declined though. People are nowadays mostly interested in her strangely wrinkle free and immobilized face, but even that would be a better clue than "Tom Cruise's ex".
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level 75
Aug 30, 2018
So Nick Cave is not here why?
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level 72
Aug 30, 2018
I cannot unlive watching and hearing that Gotye video after Googling the song. Thanks.
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level 65
Jan 10, 2019
I still didn’t fare too well, but I was really helped by Bill Maher’s segment on all of the Australians who are constantly stealing jobs from American actors.