Forget Russ and Heath, it’s smart #AlexOLoughlin (2005)

He’s been touted as the next Russell Crowe or Heath Ledger, but Alex O’Lachlan is determined to cut his own path to Hollywood stardom.

Nationwide News,


14 June 2005

Alex – Toronto 2004

O’Lachlan, 28, has broken into the movie industry with a starring role alongside Aussie cinema great Jack Thompson in the new Australian film Oyster Farmer.

He said he was drawn to the film’s unique Australian flavour and the honesty of his character, oyster farmer-turned-outlaw Jack Flange.

“It’s a real, true piece of Australian storytelling,” he said in Melbourne today.

“When I read the script, I was drawn to Jack’s character and I really wanted to tell his story.”

Alex and Jack Thompson – Toronto 2004

O’Lachlan said working with Thompson was a great learning curve:

“He was a big drawcard for this film. He’s a great man to learn from.”

While comparisons to Australia’s current crop of stars is flattering, O’Lachlan, who has relocated from Sydney to the Hollywood Hills, is focused on making his own name.

“I don’t want to be known as the next Russell Crowe or Heath Ledger, I just want to be known as the new Alex O’Lachlan,” he said.

Alex and Chris Hemsworth – AIF 2010



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, From his lips

6 responses to “Forget Russ and Heath, it’s smart #AlexOLoughlin (2005)

  1. mamayorkie

    That last picture? Who is that with him? It looks just like Thor!!!!!
    Maybe I’m wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, that is Thor aka Chris Hemsworth – they both attended the ‘Australian In Film’ event in May 2010 and a few pictures of them together were taken.
      I added the captions for the pictures now. 🙂


  2. Kathysr

    Alex is unique and extraordinary. He’s carved his own path in his career and personal life. He’s not the “new” anyone. The media loves to do that, and it’s so silly. Every human being is unique. The world had it’s eye on Alex even way back then, in 2005. That’s when I think he screen tested for BOND. So, that’s a very big deal. lol, he’s a big deal!


    • Cassandra

      I agree. Alex has his own uniqueness just as Russell does and Heath did. He is doing quite well for himself and I am sure will continue to. There are always comparisons made to others when someone new comes on the scene. He wants recognition on his own merits! Good for AOL!! 😙

      Liked by 1 person

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