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Famous Australians


Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
21 Feb 2007 /  #1
Is there any fameous Australian beside Crocodile Dundee ?

There's also Mel Gibson and that guy, who used to play with crocodiles, he died few moths ago.

I accept the points Stefan is making, he is not having a go at Poland but just making a observation,

But you know what ? I don't want to hurt your feelings, but somethings tells me that vast majority of Poles don't give a damn what some 2 Australian guys think.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
21 Feb 2007 /  #2
There's also Mel Gibson and that guy, who used to play with crocodiles, he died few moths ago.

more famous Australians: Nicole Kidman, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Keith Urban, Baz Luhrmann. Are they famous in Europe?
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
21 Feb 2007 /  #3
Nicole Kidman = USA (born in Hawaii)
The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb = Actually British
Keith Urban = New Zealand
Mel Gibson = Born in the USA
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
21 Feb 2007 /  #4
So, they don't have Australian citizenship? I am so confused now. :)
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
21 Feb 2007 /  #5
They probably did hold australian citizenship, but they were born outside of australia and migrated to australia with their families in their younger years.

I am actually not sure if they still hold citizenship, both nicole and mel spend more time out of oz than in it.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
21 Feb 2007 /  #6
both nicole and mel spend more time out of oz than in it.

Yep, Mel lives in Malibu and Nicole lives in Nashville.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
22 Feb 2007 /  #7
and neither of them where born in OZ
Huegel 1 | 296  
22 Feb 2007 /  #8
I assume Warney and Ponting are pretty famous, along with the Minogues and Bouncer. :)

Anyone who even thinks of mentioning the name Russell Crowe, will be banned from any further participation in this thread. :)
Ranj 21 | 948  
22 Feb 2007 /  #9
Anyone who even thinks of mentioning the name Russell Crowe, will be banned from any further participation in this thread.

I am sorry Huegel, but I have to inform you that you are being banned from the thread!:)

To remain on topic.....hmmmm......Daniel LaPaine is from Australia I believe. And of course, our own forum celebrity, Lef.:)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Feb 2007 /  #10
Is there any fameous Australian beside Crocodile Dundee ?

Dame Edna Everage
Sir Les Patterson
Barry Humphries

to name but one.

Messrs Castlemaine, Fosters, Coopers Pale Ale.....

Er, that's it I think, apart from the bloke with the webbed feet that won a lot of swimming gold medals.
Huegel 1 | 296  
22 Feb 2007 /  #11
Excellent. :)

Clive James of course and where would we be without Steffan Dennis?

Er, that's it I think, apart from the bloke with the webbed feet that won a lot of swimming gold medals.

Too right blue, you can't forget the Thorpedo! :)

Others I guess would be Germaine Greer and Skippy, who did his kangerooing in the bush. :)
Ranj 21 | 948  
22 Feb 2007 /  #12
OMG.....how could I forget, tennis player, PATRICK RAFTER (grrrrrrr)!:) :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Feb 2007 /  #13
I suppose I should include Harry Kewell even though he only plays half a game a season for Liverpool and his wife goes on celebrity reality shows.

And there's that famous horse Phar Lap

Rupert b****y Murdoch and Kerry b****y Packer

Greg Norman

Ned Kelly

Sir Don Bradman

Yvonne Goooollagonnggggg

And that is the sum total of my knowledge. Anyway most of Australia is living in South Kensington now so it's all irrelevant
Ranj 21 | 948  
22 Feb 2007 /  #14
Is Rachel Hunter---model and Rod Stewarts Ex, from Australia?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Feb 2007 /  #15
I think so and you just reminded me....

Elle McPherson

I'm sorry Elle, please forgive me. I'll call later :)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
22 Feb 2007 /  #16
what about Kylie?
bubbamofo  
22 Feb 2007 /  #17
kevin *bloody* willson... and why has nobody mentioned rolf harris... undoubtably the greatest artist of the 20th C...

who used to play with crocodiles, he died few moths ago.

that would be steve *damn-the-feker-got-me* irwin...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
22 Feb 2007 /  #18
and why has nobody mentioned rolf harris

....because anybody who sang 'Two Little Boys' is best forgotten, that's why !
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
22 Feb 2007 /  #19
Is Rachel Hunter---model and Rod Stewarts Ex, from Australia?

rachael is from new zealand.

you all forgot gary ablett, but you will have to google him to find out who he is.

i also think the following were missed:

- hugh jackman
- heath ledger
- naomi watts

PS: Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand, and they dont want to claim him anymore so we are stuck with them.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
22 Feb 2007 /  #20
hmmm in from Oz to guys
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
22 Feb 2007 /  #21
Mel Gibson

Born in America...does that count for being Australian?

Wasn't Andy Warhol Australian?
lef 11 | 478  
22 Feb 2007 /  #22
And of course, our own forum celebrity, Lef.

Thanks Ranj, you Americans have good tastes, and know what your are talking about, I can't include you as a famous American (yet) but your getting there!:)
suka  
22 Feb 2007 /  #23
The wizard was from OZ. My favorite movie. Anyone remeber it?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
22 Feb 2007 /  #24
....because anybody who sang 'Two Little Boys' is best forgotten, that's why !

any man who ties his kangaroo down is worth a mention... :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
22 Feb 2007 /  #25
- hugh jackman
- heath ledger
- naomi watts

Are these really Australian? I thought they were from England. What do I know.
lef 11 | 478  
22 Feb 2007 /  #26
Nicole Kidman = USA (born in Hawaii)

Kidman is a Australian, both parents were Australian, father who was doctor who moved to USA , returned to Oz when Nicole was 4yoa. She has a lot of properties in oz
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
22 Feb 2007 /  #27
yes, you are right..."was born to Australian parents in Honolulu, Hawaii and consequently has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States."

maybe it is her dubious taste in men that makes me think she is from another land!!
Michal - | 1,865  
5 Jul 2007 /  #28
Poles don't give a damn what some 2 Australian guys think.

I can assure you that in Australia nothing could be further from people's minds-that is Poland and what goes on there.
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Jul 2007 /  #29
I can assure you that in Australia...

And that's really fantastic... But did you really need to wake up months old topc ?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Jul 2007 /  #30
But did you really need to wake up months old topc ?

Anything to stir the pot Greg. You know how it is with him.

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