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29 Australian Celebrities Who Absolutely KILLED IT In Hollywood This Year

Hollywood? Pfft, make room for AUSSIEWOOD.

1. Nicole Kidman

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Highlights: Long story short, Nicole owned 2017. She started off the year as a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and Oscar nominee for Lion. Along with Reese Witherspoon, she also produced and starred in Big Little Lies, which not only received critical acclaim but bagged her an Emmy Award. At The Cannes Film Festival Nicole was involved in four projects including The Beguiled, and Top of the Lake. Oh, and she was also one of Glamour's 2017 Women of the Year!

2. Yael Stone

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Highlights: Besides playing Morello in Orange Is The New Black, Yael starred in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, High Maintenance, and The Wilde Wedding. She also filmed Picnic At Hanging Rock which is set to air in 2018.

3. Keiynan Lonsdale

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Highlights: After being named GQ's Breakthrough Actor of the Year in 2016, Keiynan continued to make his mark through roles on The Flash, Dance Academy: The Movie, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. He also released a new single and is slated to appear in Love, Simon next year.

4. Katherine Langford

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Highlights: Earlier this year Katherine received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why. The role earned her a Golden Globe nomination and set her up for a bunch of roles in 2018 including The Misguided, Love, Simon, and Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why.

5. Dacre Montgomery

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Highlights: Although Dacre had his big Hollywood break in Power Rangers earlier this year, it was his appearance in Stranger Things 2 that really got everyone talking. Playing the violent and dangerous Billy Hargrove, the role earned him a SAG Award nomination. Alongside Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult, Dacre will film The True History of the Kelly Gang next year.

6. Chris Hemsworth

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Highlights: Chris continued his Hollywood success this year in Thor: Ragnarok which has quickly become the highest-grossing film of the Thor series. In 2018 you'll see him in 12 Strong and Avengers: Infinity War.

7. Ruby Rose

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Highlights: Ruby stepped up her appearances this year with roles in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Pitch Perfect 3. Catch her in The Meg in 2018.

8. Hugh Jackman

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Highlights: 2017 marked Hugh's final appearance as Wolverine in Logan, which has now become one of the best-reviewed films in the X-Men series. He's also scored himself a Golden Globe nomination for The Greatest Showman.

9. Rebel Wilson

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Highlights: Rebel reprised her much-loved role as Patricia aka Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 3. In 2018 she'll star in Nasty Woman and Isn't It Romantic.

10. Phoebe Tonkin

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Highlights: Phoebe continued to appear in The Originals, but also found the time to appear in Pillow Talk and Safe Harbour. Catch her in The Affair in 2018.

11. Angourie Rice

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Highlights: After her brilliant performance in The Nice Guys last year, Angourie had continued success in The Beguiled, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Jasper Jones. This rising Australian talent will also appear in Every Day and Ladies in Black next year.

12. Eamon Farren

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Highlights: Playing Richard Horne, Farren joined the cast of the Twin Peaks revival earlier this year. He's also slated to appear in Harmony, Winchester, and Andorra in 2018.

13. Danielle Macdonald

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Highlights: Danielle's breakout performance in Patti Cake$ resulted in not only a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, but to her being labelled "the next big thing". Her performance has also paved the way for more lead signings including the recently announced Dumplin' alongside Jennifer Aniston.

14. Ben Mendelsohn

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Highlights: Ben continued his role playing Danny Rayburn in Bloodlines and also starred opposite Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour. 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Ben with roles in Ready Player One, Robin Hood, Untogether, and The Land of Steady Habits.

15. Naomi Watts

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Highlights: Naomi was involved in Twin Peaks, The Glass Castle, and the Netflix series Gypsy of which she was also executive producer. She's also slated to appear in Ophelia and Luce in 2018.

16. Margot Robbie

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Highlights: Margot stayed busy in 2017 starring alongside Domhnall Gleeson in Goodbye Christopher Robin. She also portrayed American figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and began filming Mary Queen of Scots.

17. Brenton Thwaites

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Highlights: Continuing on from his success last year, Brenton followed up with a leading role as Henry Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He was also cast in Titans (scheduled for a 2018 release) and finished filming A Violent Separation and An Interview with God.

18. Eliza Taylor

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Highlights: Eliza continued to star as Clarke Griffin on The 100. She also appeared in Thumper and Christmas Inheritance.

19. Teresa Palmer

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Highlights: After gathering some impressive film credits in 2016, Teresa had continued success in the thriller Berlin Syndrome and the action-packed 2:22. Next year she'll have roles in A Discovery of Witches and Ride Like a Girl.

20. Sullivan Stapleton

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Highlights: Sullivan continued to star in the NBC series Blindspot as Special Agent Kurt Weller.

21. Claire Holt

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Highlights: In 2017 Claire reprised her role as Rebekah Mikaelson in The Originals while also appearing in 47 Metres Down. Next year is set to be a busy one with roles in Wolf in the Wild, Becoming, The Divorce Party, Irreplaceable You, and A Violent Separation.

22. Dominic Purcell

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Highlights: Dominic's main leading roles this year were in Prison Break and Legends of Tomorrow. He also managed to sneak in appearances in Supergirl and Arrow.

23. Alycia Debnam-Carey

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Highlights: Alycia reprised her role on Fear the Walking Dead and starred in Liked. Like many other Aussie celebs, she'll also be appearing in A Violent Separation in 2018.

24. Joel Edgerton

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Highlights: As well as starring in It Comes At Night, Joel also appeared in Bright alongside Will Smith. Next year he'll be in Red Sparrow, Gringo, Boy Erased, and Stingray.

25. Rose Byrne

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Highlights: This year Rose had powerful performances in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I Love You, Daddy. She's also been linked to Juliet, Naked, and Peter Rabbit for 2018.

26. Alex O'Loughlin

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Highlights: Alex continued to star as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett in the remake of Hawaii Five-0.

27. Cate Blanchett

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Highlights: Alongside Chris Hemsworth, Cate delivered an A+ performance as the villain Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. She's also been busy with Ocean's 8 and will voice Kaa in the 2018 film Mowgli.

28. Alex Russell

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Highlights: Alex had leading roles in S.W.A.T, Only the Brave, and Jungle this year.

29. Russell Crowe

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Highlights: Following on from the success of The Nice Guys, Russell appeared in a short titled The Nice Guys: Word of the Day. He also played Henry Jekyll in The Mummy and will start filming The True History of the Kelly Gang next year.

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