Alex Outhred was an Australian actor. He starred as a young pubescent boy going through a sexual awakening in the 1992 Australian film, Hammers Over the Anvil.
His character has polio, and following a long line of actors who won awards for playing disabled people, he won awards for his performance. Outhred won the Australian Film Institute Young Actors Award. His co-star, Russell Crowe, one-upped him several years later for playing a schizophrenic.
Ann Turner, the director, praised Outhred's ability to feign admiration with regular smiles and distant dreamy looks.