Max Cullen (born 29 April 1940) is an Australian-born stage and screen actor. He has appeared in many Australian films and television series but is best known for his role in the film Spider and Rose and the television series The Flying Doctors, Secret Valley and Love My Way.
|Born||29 April 1940|
Wellington, New South Wales
His brother was the actor Cul Cullen (1934-1982).
He began his career as a painter and sculptor after training at Sydney's National Art School in 1956 and later studied at the Julian Ashton Art School with Brett Whiteley in 1959. His works have been exhibited regularly in solo and in group exhibitions and he has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and layout artist on several magazines and newspapers.
Cullen was also a regular arts reporter on the Sunday current affairs television program. He has also worked as a professional and motivational speaker.
Since 2007 Cullen has also been performing "Lawson", a one-man show based on the life of Australian poet Henry Lawson.
He has been married three times and has two daughters from his first two marriages.
- Nightwait (1966) - Milkbar customer
- You Can't See 'round Corners (1969) - Peeper
- Stockade (1971) - Rafaello Carboni
- The Office Picnic (1972) - Paddy
- The Hotline (1974, TV Movie)
- Sunday Too Far Away (1975) - Tim King
- Summerfield (1977) - Jim Tate
- Blue Fin (1978) - Pensioner
- The Odd Angry Shot (1979) - Warrant Officer (uncredited)
- My Brilliant Career (1979) - Mr. McSwatt
- Dimboola (1979) - Mutton
- Hard Knocks (1980) - Newman
- Hoodwink (1981) - Factory clerk
- Starstruck (1982) - Reg
- Running on Empty (1982) - Rebel
- Midnite Spares (1983) - Tomas
- With Prejudice (1983) - Krawczyk
- The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) - Italian Man
- Stanley: Every Home Should Have One (1984) - Berger
- Charley's Web (1986, TV Movie) - Charley O'Keefe
- Incident at Raven's Gate (1988) - Taylor
- Boundaries of the Heart (1988) - Blanco White
- Luigi's Ladies (1989) - Chef
- Grim Pickings (1989, TV Mini-Series) - Inspector Toby
- Call Me Mr. Brown (1990) - Fibreglass Factory Foreman
- The Returning (1990) - Father Donohue
- As Happy as Larry (1991) - Bert
- Garbo (1992) - Wal
- Mad Bomber in Love (1992) - Sergeant Meggs
- Greenkeeping (1992) - Tom
- Shotgun Wedding (1993) - Rev. Arthur Hickey
- Lightning Jack (1994) - Bart
- Spider and Rose (1994) - Jack
- Rough Diamonds (1995) - Magistrate Roy
- Billy's Holiday (1995) - Billy Apples
- Kiss or Kill (1997) - Stan
- In a Savage Land (1999) - Douglas Stevens
- The Nugget (2002) - Wally
- Jindabyne (2006) - Terry
- December Boys (2007) - Narrator / Adult Misty
- Australia (2008) - Old Drunk
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Travis Hudson
- Possession(s) (2009) - Paul
- Anyone You Want (2010) - Glen
- Santa's Apprentice (2010) - Humphrey (English version, voice)
- The Great Gatsby (2013) - Owl Eyes
- Broke (2016) - Cec
- Goldstone (2016) - Old Timer
- 1984 Logie Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Last Bastion
- 1986 Penguin Award for Best Performance by an Actor in The Flying Doctors
- 1990 Sydney Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Tempest
- 1994 Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in Spider and Rose
- 1994 AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in Spider and Rose'
- 2005 AFI Television Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy in Love My Way
- Personalities-Max Cullen Archived 8 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Stateline NSW Max and Henry
- Lawson album website Lawson Archived 28 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Television categories 1986–2009". AFI Award Winners. Australian Film Institute. 2009. Archived from the original on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2010.