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Russell Crowe

Born: 1964

Biography

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an Academy Award-winning actor. He was born in New Zealand, spent ten years of his childhood in Australia, and moved there permanently at age 21. He came to international attention for his role as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the epic historical film Gladiator (2000), for which he won an Academy Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Empire Award, and London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor, along with 10 other nominations in the same category. His other award-winning performances include tobacco firm whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in the drama film The Insider (1999) and mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001). He has also starred in films such as the drama Romper Stomper (1992), the mystery-detective thriller L.A. Confidential (1997), the epic war film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), the biographical boxing drama Cinderella Man (2005), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), the crime drama American Gangster (2007), the thriller-drama State of Play (2009), and Robin Hood (2010). He later starred as Javert in the musical drama Les Misérables (2012), Jor-El in the superhero epic Man of Steel (2013), Noah in the biblical fantasy drama Noah (2014), Jackson Healy in the action comedy The Nice Guys (2016), Jekyll / Hyde in The Mummy (2017), Marshall Eamons in Boy Erased (2018), the psychotic Man in Unhinged (2018), Jake Foley in Poker Face (2022), Zeus Panhellenios in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), and Nikolai Kravinoff in Sony's Spider-Man Universe (SSU) film Kraven the Hunter (2023). In 2014, he made his directorial debut with the drama The Water Diviner, in which he also starred. He has earned various accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, and an Academy Award out of three consecutive nominations (1999, 2000, and 2001). He has been the co-owner of the National Rugby League (NRL) team South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2006.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Wellington, New Zealand

Resources

Movies

Gladiator

Maximus Meridius in Gladiator

A Beautiful Mind

John Nash in A Beautiful Mind

Cinderella Man

Jim Braddock in Cinderella Man

Bra Boys

Narrator (voice) in Bra Boys

L.A. Confidential

Wendell "Bud" White in L.A. Confidential

Romper Stomper

Hando in Romper Stomper

American Gangster

Richie Roberts in American Gangster

Robin Hood

Robin Longstride in Robin Hood

3:10 to Yuma

Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma

Tenderness

Detective Cristofuoro in Tenderness

Proof of Life

Terry Thorne in Proof of Life

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Captain Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

The Quick and the Dead

Cort in The Quick and the Dead

Body of Lies

Ed Hoffman in Body of Lies

The Insider

Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider

Virtuosity

Sid 6.7 in Virtuosity

Breaking Up

Steve in Breaking Up

A Good Year

Max Skinner in A Good Year

The Sum of Us

Jeff Mitchell in The Sum of Us

Proof

Andy in Proof

For the Moment

Lachlan in For the Moment

Mystery, Alaska

John Biebe in Mystery, Alaska

No Way Back

Zack Grant in No Way Back

The Next Three Days

John Brennan in The Next Three Days

The Silver Brumby

The Man in The Silver Brumby

Rough Magic

Alex Ross in Rough Magic

Spotswood

Kim Barry in Spotswood

State of Play

Cal McAffrey in State of Play

Man of Steel

Jor-El in Man of Steel

Heaven's Burning

Colin in Heaven's Burning

Blood Oath

Lt. Corbett in Blood Oath

Les Misérables

Javert in Les Misérables

The Crossing

Johnny in The Crossing

The Real Robin Hood

Self in The Real Robin Hood

Noah

Noah in Noah

The Man with the Iron Fists

Jack Knife in The Man with the Iron Fists

Broken City

Nicholas Hostetler in Broken City

Hammers Over the Anvil

East Driscoll in Hammers Over the Anvil

Winter's Tale

Pearly Soames in Winter's Tale

Love In Limbo

Arthur Baskin in Love In Limbo

Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'

Self in Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'

The Water Diviner

Joshua Connor in The Water Diviner

The Nice Guys

Jackson Healy in The Nice Guys

Fathers and Daughters

Jake Davis in Fathers and Daughters

Boy Erased

Marshall Eamons in Boy Erased

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

Self in David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

War Machine

Bob White in War Machine

The Mummy

Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde in The Mummy

True History of the Kelly Gang

Harry Power in True History of the Kelly Gang

Les Misérables: The History of the World's Greatest Story

Self in Les Misérables: The History of the World's Greatest Story

Turtle Odyssey

Narrator (voice) in Turtle Odyssey

Unhinged

Man (Tom Cooper) in Unhinged

The Exorcism

Anthony Miller in The Exorcism

Inside a Beautiful Mind

Self in Inside a Beautiful Mind

Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport

Self in Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport

American Son

in American Son

La Classe américaine

Self in La Classe américaine

Rothko

Mark Rothko in Rothko

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Jor-El (voice) in Zack Snyder's Justice League

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Arthur Coates in The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

Poker Face

Jake Foley in Poker Face

Kraven the Hunter

Nikolai Kravinoff in Kraven the Hunter

Land of Bad

Reaper in Land of Bad

Postcards From Provence

Self in Postcards From Provence

Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher

Jack Slack in Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher

The Pope's Exorcist

Father Gabriele Amorth in The Pope's Exorcist

Thor: Love and Thunder

Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder

The Ghost of Richard Harris

Self in The Ghost of Richard Harris

The Hundred Days

Self in The Hundred Days

Sleeping Dogs

Roy Freeman in Sleeping Dogs

Watch the Throne

Self in Watch the Throne

Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World

Self in Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World

The Last Laugh

Self in The Last Laugh

Nuremberg

Hermann Göring in Nuremberg

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder

Self - Zeus (archive footage) in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder

Sword-and-Sandal

Self (archive footage) in Sword-and-Sandal

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

The Pope’s Exorcist 2

Father Gabriel Amorth in The Pope’s Exorcist 2

Last Breath

Self in Last Breath

A Taste for Blood

in A Taste for Blood

TV Shows