Friday, March 18, 2011

Hugh Jackman

If there was a category for a national celebrity flagship, actor Hugh Jackman (pictured above) would be the pride of the fleet for Australia. During the 1990's Jackman gained considerable momentum in Australia as a film and television actor. However, the first time I saw him perform was live at the 1999 National Rugby League Grand Final, where he sung "This Is The Moment" as part of the pregame entertainment. It was a strong performance and I remember thinking that Jackman was bound to have a big career on the stage. As it has turned out he has had and continues to have an excellent career in film, on stage, and in television. To his credit Jackman has proven to be a kind and wholehearted gentlemen. He has superb range as an actor earning critical acclaim in the stage performance of The Boy from Oz. Combining this with his dominant performance in films like Australia and Swordfish has confirmed him as a true first class actor. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

George Miller

As a film director, Australian George Miller (pictured above) has displayed outstanding range with his work. From the post apocalypse Mad Max Trilogy, to a fun loving pig named Babe and a sequel film, to the animated hits Happy Feet I and II. For me Mad Max II and III are personal favourites. The idea of the fragile existence of the human race, fighting for finite resources in lawless societies, captivated my attention. The set design and costumes were brilliant too. There is strong talk of a fourth Mad Max, and production for it may begin in 2012. It has been stated that Mel Gibson won't be part of the latest installment, but the sentimental side of me doesn't like to part ways with tradition. There was perhaps an apprehension from Miller of potentially typecasting himself with the Mad Max works, yet he has clearly achieved tremendously across many genres. It is interesting to note that Miller is also a qualified medical doctor. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.