John Jarratt, veteran of nearly 40 films and TV programs in Australia, is finally hitting the big time with his performance in a small budget horror movie wowing audiences around the world.

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When John Jarratt sets foot in the USA shortly, he will be trying to capitalise on what has become the crowning movie achievement of his career; the low-budget horror flick, Wolf Creek. At 53, the man that launched a thousand do-it-yourself projects is hoping that director Quentin Tarantino was serious when he said: 'John, I'd like to pencil you in for a movie'. Tarantino, who has described Jarratt as 'my favourite Australian actor', has seen most of the nearly 40 films and TV programs that have made Jarratt very recognisable in Australia. In the words of his Wolf Creek persona Mick Taylor, 'You never know where I might pop up!' Audiences may be perplexed that the much-praised lead role has fallen to the 'Mr Nice Guy' of Australian film and television, but, as Jarratt explains, there is a dark side to his characters. Tonight's Australian Story discovers that there is also a lot of other baggage that has given him material to draw upon to become a character that he describes as '... Written by Australian Story

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24 October 2005 (Australia)  »

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