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Why Do Australian Men Have a Distinct Look?

That Matt Mitcham (whoever that is) thread reminds me of something I've noticed about Australian men: They often have close set eyes, large noses, and thin upper lips! It doesn't make them unattractive, but I just think it's strange that many of them share such distinct features.

by Anonymousreply 12104/14/2015

Is the right answer, "they're inbred"?

by Anonymousreply 102/10/2011

The 18th century prison look

by Anonymousreply 202/10/2011

Hugh Jackman doesn't look like what you're describing. Are you sure you don't mean Kiwis?

by Anonymousreply 302/10/2011

Actually R2 is right. There was a movement back then that purported to predict how dangerous a criminal was and a low forehead ridge in a addition to what you describe is a look that was totally discriminated against.

by Anonymousreply 402/10/2011

Hugh Jackman - born in Sydney of English parentage.

by Anonymousreply 502/10/2011

Hugh Jackman's eyes are further apart, but he does have the large nose and thin lips. I'm talking about Ozzies not Kiwis.

by Anonymousreply 602/10/2011

Funniest thing is Mel Gibson has that look but he's an Irish-American who moved to Sydney later!

by Anonymousreply 702/10/2011

Wasn't Jackman described here as having a face like a plate full of worms?

by Anonymousreply 802/10/2011

Tristan Rogers (soap star from "GH" and "Y&R") OWNS this thread.

by Anonymousreply 902/10/2011


by Anonymousreply 1002/10/2011

Post pictures or videos of what you are talking about, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1102/10/2011

Actually, ignorant assholes at r4 and r2 - several of Australia's states were settled as free settlements, and much of Australia's population comes from people who immigrated here freely.

by Anonymousreply 1202/10/2011

Here's your typical Aussie - Peter Allen

by Anonymousreply 1302/10/2011

R12 is correct. The idea that Australia is mostly made up of the descendants of a bunch of criminals is grossly exaggerated.

by Anonymousreply 1402/10/2011

I call it "con-face". It was very apparent when I traveled there.

by Anonymousreply 1502/10/2011

My apologies r12, I stand corrected (and of course was kidding and generalizing anyway). Again, I'm sorry.

by Anonymousreply 1602/10/2011

Retard R4, it's one of the biggest islands in the world.

by Anonymousreply 1702/10/2011

Example 1: Daniel Goddard

by Anonymousreply 1802/10/2011

Example 2: Simon Baker

by Anonymousreply 1902/10/2011

Another idiot at r10. All Australians are of international heritage. By your argument no one in Australia is of Australian heritage except our Indigenous Australians as all of us except the Indigenous people orginially immigrated from somewhere else. I myself am of English, Irish and Romanian heritage. Those descended from the convicts are of English, Irish, Scottish, etc heritage.

by Anonymousreply 2002/10/2011

Example 3: Matthew Mitcham

by Anonymousreply 2102/10/2011

Yeah, total Ozface @ R13.

by Anonymousreply 2202/10/2011

Apology accepted, r2/r16.

by Anonymousreply 2302/10/2011

What I meant by English heritage for Jackman is that his parents (not his ascendency) are actually British. He's first gen. I apologized the first time for my 18th century criminal thing but someone 's a bit touchy here. Loosen them panties.%0D %0D Also, OP, are you reading other people's posts? There have been pictures provided etc. What's with example number 1 (more like 3), etc?

by Anonymousreply 2402/10/2011

Hugh Jackman has total Ozface, it's just hard to see it because he has such dark hair.

by Anonymousreply 2502/10/2011

Oh dear:

by Anonymousreply 2602/10/2011

It's what happens when Scottish and English immigrants mix only with other people from the British Isles.

Although tennis player Mark Philippoussis sort of has that look as well, even though he's the son of Greek immigrants.

by Anonymousreply 2702/10/2011

R24, examples from others started coming as I was trying to comply with requests to explain what I'm talking about. Sorry about that!

by Anonymousreply 2802/10/2011

Some of them do not have chins.

by Anonymousreply 2902/10/2011

The men referenced look fine to me. Also, there is nothing wrong with the people of England and Scotland.

by Anonymousreply 3002/10/2011

r24, and what I'm saying is that a lot people here are first generation or second generation or have at least one parent/grandparent who immigrated here. That doesn't make them any more or less Australian as we are all from somewhere else originally anyway. We're like the US. We get so many influences from different countries that I wouldn't say that there is one 'Australian heritage'. %0D %0D Anyway, you get back to looking at the pictures and I'll loosen my panties.

by Anonymousreply 3102/10/2011

DL fave Julian Assange doesn't have it.

by Anonymousreply 3202/10/2011

I can tell a Brit a mile away. They have a certain jawline. Why? I have no idea.

by Anonymousreply 3302/10/2011

Do you ninnies even know what inbreeding is? Reproducing among a pool 20 million isn't.

Are there even any genetic issues particular to Australians, such as Tay-Sachs with jews or sickle-cell for blacks? Don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 3402/10/2011

I just noticed that Julian Assange bears a striking resemblance to Carey Mulligan. Check it out if you don't believe me.

by Anonymousreply 3502/10/2011

Then what you're saying r31 is that this whole thread is out of order, since there's no such thing as an "Australian look" other than the indigenous.

by Anonymousreply 3602/10/2011

Brits in Amsterdam - you can spot them a mile off. So many of them are stocky, with thick, red necks. Much shorter than the locals too, of course.

by Anonymousreply 3702/10/2011

Does DL favorite Rupert Murdoch have it?

by Anonymousreply 3802/10/2011

Does Rod Taylor have it?

by Anonymousreply 3902/10/2011

You have too much time on your hands, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4002/10/2011

Patrick Rafter doesn't have OZface

by Anonymousreply 4102/10/2011

r36 - I suppose there isn't a particular Australian look. First - ask yourself about the heritage of the men whose pictures you are posting. Some of them might be second gen English or something similar. I have friends who are second gen Italian and look completely different. Does that mean they're less Australian? And if not, then how can there be one Australian look? I am second gen English, Irish, and Romanian and look nothing like you're describing. Then again, I notice that a lot of Australian men who are from a British background have a similar look. Think Sam Worthington, who I believe may have been born in England. %0D %0D But I have no objections to this thread. I just have objections to the ignorant declarations about Aussies being racist and stupid and in-bred that I see being posted in so many threads by people who have never actually been to Australia.

by Anonymousreply 4202/10/2011

40 posts and no one has mentioned Aboriginal cross-breeding?

by Anonymousreply 4302/10/2011


by Anonymousreply 4402/10/2011

LOL, R15

by Anonymousreply 4502/10/2011

The sexiest Aussie tennis player ever was Pat Cash. But he hasn't aged well at all, and now looks like a chav.

by Anonymousreply 4602/10/2011

I wouldn't recommend it, R43.

by Anonymousreply 4702/10/2011

Look what happened to Jason Donovan:

by Anonymousreply 4802/10/2011

Boomerang face.

by Anonymousreply 4902/10/2011

I love this look and the men pictured as examples are all smokin' hot.

by Anonymousreply 5002/10/2011

What Aussie men are popular with the gays in Oz?

by Anonymousreply 5102/10/2011

Sam Worthington is easily one of the most beautiful men in the world. Does he have this distinct look?

by Anonymousreply 5202/10/2011

Well, so far all the men whose pictures have been posted here as evidence of a so-called "stereotypical Aussi look" are incredibly fine looking men. If that is what is considered "con face" then please dear God, let those criminals at me NOW!!

by Anonymousreply 5302/10/2011

We need Momma and her mussy to add her two cents.

by Anonymousreply 5402/10/2011

Momma, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 5502/10/2011

I saw him in a parking lot once. Short.

by Anonymousreply 5602/10/2011

Ewww! Kill it with fire!

by Anonymousreply 5702/10/2011

Yuck R56, major tard face.

by Anonymousreply 5802/10/2011

It's not hard to find a handsome Australian man, but it's hard to find a PRETTY one.

by Anonymousreply 5902/10/2011

R56, Ben Lee isn't your typical Australian:

by Anonymousreply 6002/10/2011

Didn't know Lee was married to Ione Skye.

by Anonymousreply 6102/10/2011

I think the Anti Aussie troll had a very bad time at Mardi Gras a few years ago. Poor petal.

by Anonymousreply 6202/10/2011


by Anonymousreply 6302/11/2011

Ben Lee has suffered enough; he dated Clare Danes.

by Anonymousreply 6402/11/2011

Of course English convicts interbreeding over a century will yield a distinctive look.

A hot look, in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 6502/11/2011

It's a wide pool, R65. They aren't a group of one thousand people.

by Anonymousreply 6602/11/2011

Lleyton Hewitt, tennis player & "Ozface" as defined by OP:

by Anonymousreply 6702/11/2011

Heath Ledger & Steve Irwin both make for compelling evidence. Lleyton Hewitt doesn't have a big nose.

by Anonymousreply 6802/11/2011

Ian Thorpe - big nose, thin upper lips but hammer shark eyes

by Anonymousreply 6902/11/2011

Thorpe looks Greek or Turkish in that pic.

by Anonymousreply 7002/11/2011

Boy if we could bag this shit, we'd have a fertilizer company. Australian men, particularly in their youthful years, as with all other nationalities, are found disproportionately handsome by drooling OLD queens. Now if there's a story in that, I've yet to find it.

After all, what else might we drooling OLD queens be doing with our time.

by Anonymousreply 7102/11/2011

Sam Worthington was born in Surrey, England to English parents who moved to Australia when he was a baby.

by Anonymousreply 7202/11/2011

You see the same look in places in America like Georgia which was also a prison colony. It's just what happened, you don't have to be ashamed.

by Anonymousreply 7302/11/2011

Yes, R73, because no one has ever been allowed to leave or enter Georgia in the last 200 years. It's populated exclusively by the decendents of colonial prisoners.

by Anonymousreply 7402/11/2011

A large number of convicts were transported to the American colonies before the Revolution; Australia exists because of that Revolution. Americans are, if this thread is any indication, ignorant, bigoted trash.

by Anonymousreply 7502/11/2011

R74, if I'd said "Everyone in Georgia looks like this" you could be a little cunt. Sorry if your great, great, great, great, grandfather was a rapist of livestock.

by Anonymousreply 7602/11/2011

"Yes, [R73], because no one has ever been allowed to leave or enter Georgia in the last 200 years."%0D %0D That would explain so much.%0D

by Anonymousreply 7702/11/2011

[italic]What Aussie men are popular with the gays in Oz?[/italic]

Matt Mitcham.

by Anonymousreply 7802/11/2011

AND!!!! they all feel comfortable going barefoot. %0D

by Anonymousreply 7902/11/2011


by Anonymousreply 8002/11/2011

Tilda Swinton's mother is Australian(and her father is Scottish). Are there any pictures of her parents or siblings online?

by Anonymousreply 8102/12/2011

Prognathism. %0D %0D A nose that nearly touches the lips.%0D %0D Big chin.

by Anonymousreply 8202/13/2011

You can spot them a mile away in the street in Europe. They all have rough sandpaper skin from sundamage, so their faces don't reflect light.

by Anonymousreply 8302/13/2011

I love Ozface!!

by Anonymousreply 8402/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 8505/31/2013

I've noticed that Russian men have a distinct look too. Seems that I can identify a Russian by sight right away. Is it the eyes, the chin, the high cheekbones?

by Anonymousreply 8605/31/2013

Hey, it's not often we get a thread (even with the whole convict/inbred angle) so thanks!

by Anonymousreply 8705/31/2013

Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free.

by Anonymousreply 8805/31/2013

Calvin Klein undie model Travis Fimmel is the best looking guy Oz ever produced

by Anonymousreply 8905/31/2013

He's starring in The Vikings now. He was urban Tarzan years ago.

by Anonymousreply 9005/31/2013

They are mainly squinty, blue-eyed Ichabods with skin cancer.

Their sheilas are living proof that Ichabods fuck euros.

by Anonymousreply 9105/31/2013

"Fimmel" is Germanic in origin.

by Anonymousreply 9205/31/2013

Do any of them have yellow skin?

by Anonymousreply 9305/31/2013

Actually, I think Australian do have a distinct look. They have a rather generic manly outdoorsy kind of look - not nerdy or haunted. They are thin lipped, but not ethnic in any sense. Not a bad look at all.

by Anonymousreply 9406/01/2013

Well a lot of white Australians are of British(english, irish, scottish, and welsh)descent. I imagine they look like those people. I think there is more ethnic origin ancestry among white Americans and white Canadians.

by Anonymousreply 9506/01/2013

That's probably quite true.A good point.

by Anonymousreply 9606/02/2013

Anthony and Jonathan LaPaglia. Can't believe those two haven't come up in this thread. Handsome, but both fit OP's def to a T.

by Anonymousreply 9706/02/2013

59 hit it on the head

by Anonymousreply 9806/09/2013

They are all drunk most of the time!

by Anonymousreply 9906/09/2013

Some footy player called an aboriginal player an ape recently. Racism runs deep in white aussie men.

by Anonymousreply 10006/09/2013

Vegemite face.

by Anonymousreply 10106/09/2013

One of the prettiest men I know was born in Australia, although to American parents.

by Anonymousreply 10206/10/2013

Sun damage.

by Anonymousreply 10306/11/2013

Even after 200 years, probably half the white Australian population is descended from as few as several thousand immigrants, nearly all British.

by Anonymousreply 10406/11/2013

OP- Nationality can't be conflated with race or ethnicity.

by Anonymousreply 10506/11/2013

You'd be wrong, R104. Australia has had many waves of immigration over the last 200 years; well over 6 million people have emigrated since 1788, forced or otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 10606/11/2013

In Europe you can spot them a block away. It's their sandpaper skin. Especially in winter when pale poreless European faces bounce the low light, but their rough sundamaged skin doesn't. They don't look remotely attractive.

by Anonymousreply 10706/11/2013

The guy dating Liz Hurley has oz face.

by Anonymousreply 10806/23/2013

[quote]Some footy player called an aboriginal player an ape recently. Racism runs deep in white aussie men.

You're a moron. The racist taunt came from a 15 year old girl, not a "white aussie man". She apologised afterwards. Don't bother bringing up this stuff if you can't get it right.

Yes, we have some racists here. Tell me a country that doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 10906/24/2013

[quote]The guy dating Liz Hurley has oz face.

That's Shane Warne who has had plastic surgery and a hair transplant. So are we saying that all aussie men have had plastic surgery and that is responsible for the distinctive aussie look?

Here is a pretty Australian man. (I know ... you guys will say he will look like Rupert Murdoch within a couple of years due to a combination of inbreeding, alcoholism, the sun and his convict ancestry).

by Anonymousreply 11006/24/2013

Omg shane warne has SERIOUS oz face. Well now it is more "gay oz face" but his old face??

by Anonymousreply 11106/27/2013

R27 Mark Philippoussis is half Italian and half Greek.

Pat Cash is a good looking Aussie. Yeah he's got convict face BUT he's do good looking who fucking cares!He is also something like 48 and is a grandpa. He's one hot fucking grandpa!

by Anonymousreply 11206/27/2013

I can pick out the Aussie and the Brit out of a lineup with no problem.

by Anonymousreply 11301/27/2015

But how did the Aboriginals get there in the first place too? They just sprouted? They migrated too. Sorry, just being an ass and pointing out technicalities. I'm also watching ancient aliens which had them in it, so I'm interested to see if I'll get crazy responses about how they got there.

by Anonymousreply 11404/14/2015

Australians aren't a race, there's not likely any uniformity in their appearance since Australia, like all the former colonies, have a population descended from many ethnic groups.

Your entire post is ill-formed andss ill-informed. Perhaps you can still sue the midwife that dropped you on you haid when you's was borned?

And R4, please die in Tori Spelling's hibachi grease fire, you rat-faced, bat-eared cretin.

by Anonymousreply 11504/14/2015

[quote]I can pick out the Aussie and the Brit out of a lineup with no problem.

Many current Aussies WERE former Brits, arrived in the Lucky Country as bubs or littlies. Quintessential Aussie actors Guy Pearce, Naomi Watts, Colin Friels and Sam Worthington are Brit ship-ins.

I find it tough to tell 'em apart and I'm Aussie.

by Anonymousreply 11604/14/2015

[quote]Prognathism. A nose that nearly touches the lips. Big chin.

Penelope Cruz?

by Anonymousreply 11704/14/2015

Not too much knowledge of human genetics here tonight. While the convict ancestry is not as visible as many people think, it is a part of the Australian "look." The thing to keep in mind is that in any culture, the number of all-the-way-down lines of ancestry are remarkably limited. If you could trace every single Australian back to his roots, we'd be surprised how few people are at the start, say, 8 generations back.

by Anonymousreply 11804/14/2015

There's a similar look in some Appalachian Americans, who are mostly of British Islands ancestry. I think the "look" may be intensified from inbreeding. 200 + years ago, both Australia and the American colonies had small populations in certain areas and inbreeding was quite common.

by Anonymousreply 11904/14/2015

You'd be wrong R106. Of those 6 million, most have immigrated recently, so the bulk of the population is descended from a few thousand early settlers.

by Anonymousreply 12004/14/2015

The exception would be the Melbourne gold rush of the 1850s, which drew half a million.

by Anonymousreply 12104/14/2015
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