Happy Australia Day! For those of you who don't know me too well, I have a weird obsession with everything Australia. The climate is beautiful, the animals are interesting, and the accents are swoonworthy. I was planning to study abroad in Sydney during my Junior year at UAlbany, but for a few different reasons, it didn't work out. Despite never having been there myself, I have such an appreciation for all things Australia. It's time to pay tribute to some of my favorite Australians!
Heath Ledger: We fell in love with him after seeing 10 Things I Hate About You but after A Knight's Tale, The Patriot, and Brokeback Mountain were released we were head over heels. Then his performance in The Dark Knight showcased his incredible talent and left us all with goosebumps. I hard a hard time dealing with Heath's passing in 2008... to be honest, I still don't think I'm over it.
Jesse Spencer: Mmmmmm... Dr. Chase! Attractive, Australian, AND a (fake) doctor?! He's one of the main reasons I watch House.. besides the whole "I killed a patient" thing, he's such a likeable character (and pretty, too!). Fun Fact about Jesse: He played Lord James Browning Jr. in the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie, Winning London. He's especially awesome because he plays a singer in Uptown Girls. Listen below!
Nicole Kidman: Okay, she's a fake Australian.. she was born in Hawaii... but I'm still going to count it! From Moulin Rouge to Eyes Wide Shut (which was totally weird) to Bewitched, Nicole has proved that she's a totally versatile actress. Besides being totally jealous of how gorgeous she is, I think she's a rockin' Aussie.
Hugh Jackman: Hugh. Effin. Jackman. Like Nicole, Hugh Jackman has shown his versatility by acting in a wide variety of movies, including Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, and of course, Australia (with Nicole!). However, his most memorable role for me has to be Wolverine in all of the X-Men movies. Sigh.
Ryan Kwanten: You all know him as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood. I know him as Jay on Summerland, that old WB show with Jesse McCartney (I know, I'm lame). I never understood why Jesse's character hooked up with Jay's girlfriend, because Jesse McCartney sucks. Ryan Kwanten is awesome. The end.
Leave a comment with some more awesome Aussies!