Jack Thompson AM PhD

Academy President

An Australian film legend, Jack Thompson AM has been in the forefront of the Australian cinema scene since 1969. His career has seen him travel across the cinema globe – featuring in more than 50 films and receiving every major Australian film award, including his nomination as a Living Legend (2005 IF Awards). For his service to the Australian film industry Jack Thompson was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1986.

He has recently been filming in the United States on George Clooney’s romantic comedy Leatherheads and is currently in Australia working on the epic Baz Luhrmann film Australia. It is this extraordinary career that has elevated Jack Thompson to be seen as, more than an actor, an international ambassador of Australian cinema.

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