Bill Hunter

Active - 1970 - 2011  |   Born - Feb 27, 1940 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Died - May 21, 2011 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Adventure

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Lead actor, onscreen from the '70s.

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  • Left school at age 13.
  • Qualified for the Australian Olympic swimming team in 1960, but had to pull out when he contracted viral meningitis.
  • Made his film debut in 1957 as an extra in the film The Shiralee.
  • Was a stuntman in On the Beach; watching the Hollywood actors work inspired him to become an actor full-time.
  • Received a two-year scholarship to the Northampton Repertory Company in England.
  • His two biggest hits in the U.S., Muriel's Wedding and Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, were filmed almost simultaneously and both released in 1994.