U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-14-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Aus/NZ
4 posts, read 432 times
Reputation: 19

Advertisements

I was just wondering, US has Andy Warhol, and Disney, and Marvel, and Barbie, and burgers with Coca-Cola, plus loads of other stuff.
UK has Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Beatles, James Bond and the Beckham family.
Japan has, wow, loads of pop-culture stuff: Naruto, Pokémon, Nintendo, Studio Ghibli, cosplay - you name it!
China rocks kung fu, Hong Kong TV dramas, Chinese takeaway food, Jackie Chan with flying daggers, and cheap shopping websites.
How about Australia? Yes, apart from AC/DC and Crocodile Dundee... don't be shy, name a few!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-14-2018, 09:04 PM
 
1,673 posts, read 501,859 times
Reputation: 953
There are a number of Aussie artists who have received worldwide recognition. Check out INXS, Bee Gees or Midnight Oil.

As far as movies are concerned, they have Mad Max which is quite well known and shows like Home and Away and Neighbours.

There's a lot more. I'm just going over some of the more well known things.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-14-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
15,987 posts, read 20,716,339 times
Reputation: 8178
There are as of yet little known Australian actors, mostly younger actors that have had leading roles in long running TV shows though their accents have been "coached".

Maia Mitchell - "The Fosters"
Alycia Debnam-Carey - "The 100" and "Fear The Walking Dead"
Bob Morley - "The 100"

These are the up and coming ones. There are a huge number of others. I think Australians find their niche in acting and that's the biggest part of their culture they export. As Milky Way Res. said, there are also a lot of musicians.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-14-2018, 11:11 PM
 
801 posts, read 461,536 times
Reputation: 496
Thread already exists in the Aus/NZ forum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 12:41 AM
 
1,031 posts, read 758,173 times
Reputation: 1088
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milky Way Resident View Post
There are a number of Aussie artists who have received worldwide recognition. Check out INXS, Bee Gees or Midnight Oil.

As far as movies are concerned, they have Mad Max which is quite well known and shows like Home and Away and Neighbours.

There's a lot more. I'm just going over some of the more well known things.
The Bee Gees, while formed in Australia, are from the UK. They only spent a decade down-under before hitting it big when they returned to the UK.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 01:02 AM
 
801 posts, read 461,536 times
Reputation: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbobcat View Post
The Bee Gees, while formed in Australia, are from the UK. They only spent a decade down-under before hitting it big when they returned to the UK.
Yep, but I don't think it was even a decade, more like 6 or 7 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 01:55 AM
 
Location: SE UK
6,814 posts, read 5,582,048 times
Reputation: 4457
Australia, like the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland etc contributes to the 'Anglo' popular culture that tends to be 'shared' across the 'Anglo' world (music, TV, Film etc), the Bee Gees are actually British but like The Stones or Jackson or INXS, Adele or Amy Winehouse (to name but a tiny percentage) they kind of transcend across all Anglo countries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
6,395 posts, read 4,356,052 times
Reputation: 4085
The only really famous Australian cultural export I can think of is Mad Max, and even that one re-entered conversations back in 2015 thanks to Fury Road. Australia has many celebrities but they mostly find their stardom in Hollywood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal
912 posts, read 1,236,881 times
Reputation: 858
There is Kangaroo and Joey from Winnie the Pooh are aussie.
Steve Irwin
Muriels Wedding movie. Lion movie. Searching for Nemo the fish.
All the Mingoues doing the locamotion
All the Hemsworths.
Tasmanian devil trying to get Why E, Cayotee.
Russel Crowe rock band.
The Red Rock of Sydney. Big famous one people hike
The Bridge of Sydney.
The Opera of Sydney.
James Bond beach called Bondi Beach.
Thunder from Down Under which is a band I think females like.
There is haka
LOTR scenery
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: USA
11,182 posts, read 6,379,034 times
Reputation: 7718
The Easybeats.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iW2_Ec3uEU
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top