Australian actor Bill Hunter Died
In Melbourne at age 71 died Australian actor Bill Hunter. The actor died Saturday, May 21, from cancer. Hunter began his career in 1959. In addition to shooting in the full-length movies, Hunter appeared regularly in the Australian television projects, and participated in theatrical productions.
During his career, Hunter has appeared in more than 60 movies, including a film by Peter Weir’s “Gallipoli” (1981), Baz Luhrmann’s film “The Australian Tango” (1992) and a picture of Pee Jay Hogan’s “Muriel’s Wedding” (1994).
Hunter was twice awarded the Australian Film Institute Award: in 1978 for best actor in the movie “Front of news” and in 1981 for best supporting actor in “Gallipoli”.
One recent project was Baz Luhrmann’s “Australia” (2008), in which he starred alongside other Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Hunter also voiced one of the characters in the 2003 animation “Finding Nemo.”