Australia has a lot of high profile actors working internationally, yet few Australian movies can attract many viewers in Australia and even less so internationally.
This has a lot to do with the proliferation of a university trained, government funded 'cultural politics' approach to filmmaking in Australia. There is also the issue of a small domestic market due to the Australian population, but that is no excuse for not appealing to an international audience. Until many more Australian filmmakers turn their back on the cashed up politically powerful 'filmic politics' crowd and the financial enticements to conform to their agenda, many of the best Australians involved in all aspects of filmmaking are likely to continue leaving Australia.
Below is an interview with Russel Crowe about Robin Hood. In 1938, Tasmanian Errol Flynn also starred in a version of Robin Hood.
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