Australian film producers

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Nicole Kidman
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    Nicole Kidman

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    Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles was in the 1989 featured film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller mini series Bangkok Hilton. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the auto racing film Days of Thunder (1990), the romance Far and Away (1992), and the superhero film Batman Forever (1995). Other successful films followed in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Kidman's performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival.


  2. Russell Crowe
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    Russell Crowe

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    Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and 10 further nominations for best actor.


  3. Naomi Watts
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    Naomi Watts

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    Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..! (1990), Brides of Christ (1991) and Home and Away (1991) and alongside Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting (1991). After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl (1995), Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and Dangerous Beauty (1998) and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers (1997–1998).


  4. Deborra-Lee Furness
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    Deborra-Lee Furness

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    Deborra-Lee Furness (born 8 December 1955) is an Australian actress, director and producer.


  5. Joel Edgerton
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    Joel Edgerton

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    Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), Warrior (2011), The Thing (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and The Great Gatsby (2013). He starred as Ramesses II, the main antagonist, in the 2014 biblical film Exodus: Gods and Kings, and also wrote, produced, directed and starred in the 2015 psychological thriller film The Gift, which was met with critical acclaim by critics and audiences.


  6. Baz Luhrmann
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    Baz Luhrmann

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    Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann (/ˈbæz ˈlʊərmən/; born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, comprising his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom (1992), the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), and the pastiche-jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! (2001). His 2008 film Australia is an epic historical romantic drama film starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. His 2013 drama The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.


  7. Leigh Whannell
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    Leigh Whannell

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    Leigh Whannell (born 17 January 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2011) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell made his directorial debut on Insidious: Chapter 3, which was released in 2015.


  8. Lyndall Hobbs
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    Lyndall Hobbs

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    Lyndall Georgina Hobbs is an Australian film director and producer. She was born in Melbourne, Australia in March 1952. She was a close childhood friend of the journalist Amanda Zachariah of the Geelong Advertiser. She spent a considerable period of her life in the United Kingdom during which time she directed 'Steppin' Out' featuring top UK act Secret Affair before moving to Hollywood in the United States. For a period of her life, she had a relationship with the movie actor Al Pacino. She has one daughter, Lola Rose Thompson and adopted son, Nick David Hobbs.


  9. Yahoo Serious
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    Yahoo Serious

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    Yahoo Serious (born 27 July 1953), born Greg Pead (name-change by deed poll in 1980), is an Australian film actor, director and score composer. He is best known for his 1988 comedy Young Einstein. He also created Reckless Kelly in 1993 and Mr. Accident in 2000. Serious writes, directs, produces, stars in, and has composed the scores for his movies.


  10. Paul Leyden
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    Paul Leyden

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    Paul Augustine Leyden (born 16 December 1972) is an Australian actor, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for playing the role of Simon Frasier on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. He played Simon in the 2009 mini series "Maneater". He also had a brief stint on The Young and the Restless as "Blake".


  11. Frank Howson
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    Frank Howson

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    Frank Howson (born Frank Michael Howson 1952, Melbourne) has had a career in entertainment. He directed Flynn (1996) on the early life of Errol Flynn and Hunting (1991). Howson, with Peter Boyle, helped establish Boulevard Films which produced thirteen films from Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988) to Flynn; besides producing for Boulevard Films, Howson often wrote scripts and directed.


  12. Phillip Noyce
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    Phillip Noyce

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    Phillip Noyce (born 29 April 1950) is an Australian film director.


  13. Alex Proyas
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    Alex Proyas

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    Alexander "Alex" Proyas (born 23 September 1963) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Proyas is best known for directing the films The Crow (1994), Dark City (1998), I, Robot (2004), and Knowing (2009) and for employing stylish photographic techniques in his films, with dark overtones usually in a post-apocalyptic setting.


  14. George Miller
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    George Miller

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    Dr. George Miller AO (born 3 March 1945) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior and Fury Road being hailed as two of the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has been involved in a wide range of projects. These include the Academy Award-winning Babe and the animated-musical Happy Feet film series.


  15. Bruce Davey
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    Bruce Davey

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    Bruce Davey is an Australian film producer.


  16. Anthony Hayes
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    Anthony Hayes

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    Anthony "Tony" Hayes (born 21 September 1977) is a multi-award winning Australian actor, best known for his roles in The Slap, Look Both Ways, The Boys, Rabbit Proof Fence & Animal Kingdom and soap opera Paradise Beach.


  17. Sue Brooks
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    Sue Brooks

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    Sue Brooks (born 1 May 1953) is an Australian film director and producer. She has directed five films since 1984. She won the "Golden Alexander" (first prize) for Best Feature-Length Film at The International Thessaloniki Film Festival for her film Road to Nhill (1997). Her film Japanese Story was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.


  18. Bruce Beresford
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    Bruce Beresford

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    Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career. Notable films he has directed include Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989).


  19. Tony Fingleton
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    Tony Fingleton

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    Anthony 'Tony' Fingleton is a former Australian swimmer. He won silver medal in 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He had invitation to participate in 1964 Summer Olympics but he rejected and went to study in Harvard University. He remained in the USA after graduation and has become a screenwriter and movie producer, including the 1991 Rik Mayall film Drop Dead Fred.


  20. Simon Wincer
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    Simon Wincer

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    Simon Wincer (born 1943 in Sydney) is an Australian film director and film producer. He attended Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, Sydney from 1950 to 1961. On leaving school he worked as a stage hand at TV Station Channel 7. By the 1980s he directed over 200 hours of television. In 1986 he directed the made-for-TV movie The Last Frontier and also won a Christopher Award.


  21. Santo Cilauro
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    Santo Cilauro

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    Santo Cilauro (born 25 November 1961) is an Australian television and feature film producer, screenwriter, actor, author, comedian and cameraman, a co-founder of The D-Generation. Known as the weatherman in Frontline, he is also an author and former radio presenter on the Triple M Network, and achieved worldwide fame with the viral video Elektronik Supersonik.


  22. Chris Noonan
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    Chris Noonan

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    Chris Noonan (born 14 November 1952) is a Sydney-based Australian filmmaker and actor best known for the 1995 family film, Babe, for which he received Academy Award nominations as both director and writer.


  23. Rob Sitch
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    Rob Sitch

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    Robert Ian Sitch (born 17 March 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter, actor and comedian.


  24. Jane Kennedy
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    Jane Kennedy

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    Jane Kennedy (born 9 June 1964) is an Australian actress, comedian, radio presenter, and television producer best known for her work with the Working Dog Productions – a tight-knit group of performers responsible for a variety of television and films.


  25. Jason Gann
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    Jason Gann

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    Jason Gann is an Australian actor, writer, and executive producer. He is best known for his role as the title character in the Australian comedy series Wilfred, directed by Tony Rogers, and the U.S. spinoff of the same name.


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