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38 Australians Who Made Hollywood Their Bitch In 2016

More like Aussiewood. Wait, that doesn't sound right.

1. Margot Robbie

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: Robbie had a massive year in 2016, with roles in major blockbusters like Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with Tina Fey.

2. Ben Mendelsohn


Highlights: After winning the Golden Globe for his role on Netflix's Bloodline, Mendo managed to star in one of the year's biggest hits, Rogue One.

3. Devon Terrell


Highlights: Terrell had his big break in 2016, starring as Barack Obama in the Netflix original film Barry.

4. Jai Courtney

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: Took larrikinism to new heights as Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad.

5. Kodi Smit-McPhee

20th Century Fox

Highlights: Traded his Aussie accent for a German one as Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse.

6. Alex Russell

Transmission Films

Highlights: As well as starring in the Aussie flick Goldstone, Alex also stared in Blood in the Water with Willa Holland.

7. Sullivan Stapleton


Highlights: Stapleton continues to star in the NBC series Blindspot as Special Agent Kurt Weller.

8. Josh Helman

20th Century Fox

Highlights: Reprising his role as Col. William Stryker in X-Men: Apocalypse, Helman also shot Season 2 of Wayward Pines this year.

9. Xavier Samuel

Roadside Attractions

Highlights: As well as starring in some Aussie films like Spin Out and The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Samuel was the incredibly dapper Reginald DeCourcy in Love & Friendship with Kate Beckinsale.

10. Hugh Jackman

Highlights: While shooting his final Wolverine film (Logan) he managed to sneak in another cameo during X-Men: Apocalypse and starred in Eddie the Eagle.

11. Cate Blanchett

The Weinstein Company

Highlights: Starred in the incredible film Carol, was nominated for an Academy Award, and started filming Thor: Ragnarok and Ocean's Eight.

12. Russell Crowe

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: Starred in the hilarious The Nice Guys alongside Ryan Gosling while shooting The Mummy.

13. Ruby Rose

Paramount Pictures

Highlights: While directing and starring in a music video, Rose also appeared in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and will be starring in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage next year!

14. Isla Fisher

20th Century Fox

Highlights: Fisher stayed busy in 2016 starring alongside Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot, and Jon Hamm in Keeping Up with the Joneses, while also starring in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals.

15. Brenton Thwaites

Summit Entertainment

Highlights: Starred in Gods of Egypt alongside Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush!

16. Phoebe Tonkin

The CW

Highlights: Tonkin continued her role as Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The Originals.

17. Chris Hemsworth

18. Liam Hemsworth

20th Century Fox

Highlights: The youngest Hemsworth had a great 2016, helping to save the earth from aliens in Independence Day: Resurgence.

19. Luke Hemsworth


Highlights: YEAH, you heard me right. The third Hemsworth had a brilliant year breaking onto the small screen with one of 2016's most-watched shows of the year, Westworld.

20. Luke Bracey

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: After Point Break crashed into cinemas, Bracey went on to star in Hacksaw Ridge with Andrew Garfield.

21. Alex O'Loughlin


Highlights: O'Loughlin continues to star as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett in the remake of Hawaii Five-0!

22. Mia Wasikowska


Highlights: Wasikowska returned to Wonderland in Alice Through the Looking Glass and reunited with co-stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

23. James Wan

24. Rose Byrne

Universal Pictures

Highlights: Byrne returned to two roles, Moira Mactaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse, and Kelly Radner in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising with Seth Rogan.

25. Joel Edgerton

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: After a brilliant year last year, Edgerton starred in both Midnight Special and Loving in 2016.

26. Dominic Purcell

The CW

Highlights: Purcell continued to heat things up on The Legends of Tomorrow while also shooting Prison Break: Sequel which comes out next year!

27. Keiynan Lonsdale

The CW

Highlights: Lonsdale continues to star as Wally West on The Flash, but he also made time to star in both The Finest Hours and Allegiant!

28. Alycia Debnam-Carey


Highlights: Debnam-Carey continued her roles on both The 100 and Fear the Walking Dead.

29. Dichen Lachman


Highlights: Lachman joined the cast of the TV show The Last Ship and also appeared on an episode of Supergirl.

30. Eliza Taylor

The CW

Highlights: Eliza Taylor continued to star as Clarke on The 100.

31. Rebel Wilson

Warner Bros. Pictures

Highlights: After starring in How to be Single alongside Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie, Wilson went on to cameo in the Absolutely Fabulous movie.

32. Claire Holt


Highlights: Holt returned to the 60's for the second season of Aquarius with David Duchovny, while also appearing in a few episodes of The Originals.

33. Yael Stone


Highlights: Stone continued to slay on Orange is the New Black this year, while also finding time to appear in Deep Water and a few episodes of High Maintenance

34. Remy Hii


Highlights: Hii continued his role of Prince Jingim in the Netflix epic series Marco Polo.

35. Robert Taylor


Highlights: Taylor continues to star as Sheriff Walt Longmire in the series Longmire. An Aussie as a Sheriff from Wyoming, is there anything we can't do?!

36. Toby Leonard Moore


Highlights: After starring in Netflix's Daredevil last year, Leonard Moore appeared in the Showtime series Billions with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

37. Mahesh Jadu


Highlights: Jadu continued his role of Ahmad on Netflix's Marco Polo while shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

38. Teresa Palmer

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Highlights: Palmer had a massive year, starring in the horror flick Lights Out, the romantic drama The Choice, the action-packed Point Break, and the period drama Hacksaw Ridge. We assume her 2017 will be full of naps.

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