Drum roll please.
A nationwide Australian survey (well, they asked 1003 people) has discovered that the film character who most represents Australians and the way they see themselves is … wait for it … Darryl Kerrigan from The Castle.
Over one third of people (37 per cent) believe The Castle - the 1997 film about a working class Melbourne family's fight to save their home - best represents the real Australia, according to a nationwide survey released on Wednesday.
Darryl Kerrigan, the movie's working class patriarch played by Michael Caton, was the favourite Aussie film character for 23 per cent of the 1003 people surveyed.
Crocodile Dundee, played by Paul Hogan, won 21 per cent of the vote while Muriel (Toni Collette) from Muriel's Wedding came third with 17 per cent.
For those who’ve never met Darryl or his film, Darryl is the little Aussie battler who takes on all comers when his family’s home at 3 Highview Crescent, Cooloroo is “compulsorily acquired” by the government to give to some pirates in neckties.
It’s a film full of life, humour and property rights. And Dennis Denuto.
Buy a copy now. And make sure it goes straight to your pool room.