Bryan Brown became not only an Australian star but also an international name with the successes of Beaker Morant and the TV series A Town Like Alice in the early eighties. Over the past twenty years a stream of well known Australian hits and Hollywood productions followed; The Thorn Birds, Gorillas in the Mist, FX, Newsfront, The Shiralee, Cocktail, Blood Oath, Risk and Two Hands in 1999, for which he won his second Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor.