Nathan Phillips (actor)
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|Born||Nathan Scott Phillips
March 13, 1980
Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Nathan Scott Phillips (born March 13, 1980) is an Australian actor who is currently based in Los Angeles. He is perhaps best known for his role as backpacker Ben Mitchell in Wolf Creek and for his American film debut, Snakes on a Plane, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, in 2006.
Life and career
In 1999, with a role on the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. His television career was later followed by roles in Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air and The Saddle Club. In 2002, he made his feature film debut with a role in Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao and his next role as the lead in Australian Rules earned him a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia's Best Actor award.
Phillips has since enjoyed a thriving film career, starring in Australian movies such as Take Away, One Perfect Day and Under the Radar. In 2005, hit horror film Wolf Creek introduced him to an international audience, helping to launch his US film career with roles in Snakes on a Plane and Redline. However, Phillips has not abandoned his Australian roots having worked on the small-budget drama West, in Sydney, and more recently, Balibo.
|1999||Neighbours||John "Teabag" Teasdale||television series|
|2001||The Saddle Club||Red O'Malley #1||television series|
|Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story||Hugh||television movie|
|2002||Australian Rules||Gary "Blacky" Black|
|Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao||Ryan Jeffers|
|2004||Under the Radar||Brandon|
|One Perfect Day||Trig|
|2005||Wolf Creek||Ben Mitchell|
|You and Your Stupid Mate||Philip|
|2006||Snakes on a Plane||Sean Jones|
|2008||Surfer, Dude||Baker Smith|