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Arts and culture

Australia and the United States continue to have close relations in the arts and cultural sector. Australians and Americans work side by side in the film, television, theatre and music industries.

Screen Australia’s support for the film industry has resulted in many overseas successes and Australian actors such as Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie and Naomi Watts continue to receive international acclaim.

Australia’s talented visual effects companies have worked on some of the world’s biggest and most highprofile movies including the LEGO Movie, Gravity, Iron Man 3, Prometheus, the Avengers, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, Thor: Ragnarok and the Matrix trilogy.


Australians are increasingly making their presence felt across professional and college sports leagues in the United States, notably in baseball, American football, and basketball. Many of these sports stars give up their time to promote Australia with their fans, the general public, community organisations and schools.

Australians are also becoming increasingly well regarded on the sidelines. Australian sport scientists, fitness trainers and health professionals are in demand across the world to share their expertise.

The United States hosts many major events with significant participation by Australians including the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2018 and the summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028.

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