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17 Australians Who Completely Crushed It In Hollywood In 2014

Australia is taking over!

1. Abbie Cornish

Strike Entertainment

2014 filmography: RoboCop.

At the age of 13 she was entering Dolly magazine modelling competitions, now Hollywood is finally recognising her talent.

2. Sullivan Stapleton

Warner Brothers

2014 filmography: 300: Rise of an Empire.

Stapleton has been a fixture in Australian film and TV but took his talents to the next level in 300: Rise of an Empire.

3. Margot Robbie

Paramount Pictures

2014 filmography: The Wolf of Wall Street. (2014 Australian release)

The Neighbours star turned the heads of the world by appearing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, Robbie has been busy filming multiple projects including Focus alongside Will Smith.

4. Jai Courtney

Lionsgate

2014 filmography: I, Frankenstein, Divergent and Unbroken.

Jai Courtney is quickly becoming the next big thing in action movies, sorry Arnold.

5. Stef Dawson

North Atlantic Ridge

2014 filmography: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Her role may have been small in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, but moving into 2015 Stef Dawson will be quickly rising through the ranks of Hollywood.

6. Kodi Smit-McPhee

20th Century Fox

2014 filmography: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, All the Wilderness and Young Ones.

He is only 18. Way to make us feel inferior, kid.

7. Liam Hemsworth

Lionssate

2014 filmography: Cut Bank and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

#TeamGale

8. Cate Blanchett

Sony Pictures Classics

2014 filmography: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Monuments Men.

Cate Blanchett won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. Enough said.

9. James Frecheville

Screen Australia

2014 filmography: Mall and The Drop.

After getting his start in 2010's Animal Kingdom, Frecheville has slowly transitioned into Hollywood scoring a role in the critically acclaimed The Drop.

10. Harrison Gilbertson

Touchstone Pictures

2014 filmography: Need for Speed.

He got to hang out with Jesse Pinkman, bitch!

11. Jason Clarke

20th Century Fox

2014 filmography: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

This guy is killing it right now. That is all.

12. Rose Byrne

Universal Pictures

2014 filmography: Annie, This Is Where I Leave You, Adult Beginners and Bad Neighbours

Australia's funniest actress? Discuss.

13. Mia Wasikowska

Transmission Films

2014 filmography: Tracks and Maps To The Stars.

In addition to this, watch out for Mia Wasikowska next year in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.

14. Josh Helman

20th Century Fox

2014 filmography: X-Men: Days of Future Past

After a solid 2014, Josh Helman is set to appear in Mad Max: Fury Road next year. Fun times ahead.

15. Nicole Kidman

Studio Canal

2014 filmography: Paddington and Grace of Monaco.

She plays a wicket villain in Paddington, just saying.

16. Xavier Samuel

Quickfire Films

2014 filmography: Fury.

Samuel just appeared alongside Brad Pitt in Fury. Dem bromotions :(

17. Naomi Watts

Fox Searchlight

2014 filmography: St Vincent, Birdman and While We're Young.

Naomi Watts has scored the role of Evelyn Johnson-Eaton in the next three films in the Divergent series.

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