Russell Crowe


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Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, and... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2012)
Gladiator Maximus
(2000)
A Beautiful Mind John Nash
(2001)
L.A. Confidential Bud White
(1997)

Filmography

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 2019 The Loudest Voice (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Ailes
- 2016 (2019) ... Roger Ailes
- 2015 (2019) ... Roger Ailes
- 2012 (2019) ... Roger Ailes
- 2009 (2019) ... Roger Ailes
- 2008 (2019) ... Roger Ailes
 2018 Boy Erased
Marshall Eamons
 2017 War Machine
Bob White (uncredited)
 2017 The Mummy
Henry Jekyll
 2017 The Nice Guys: Word of the Day
Jackson Healy
 2016 The Nice Guys
Jackson Healy
 2014 Noah
Noah
 2014 Winter's Tale
Pearly Soames
 2013 Man of Steel
Jor-El
 2013 Broken City
Mayor Hostetler
 2012 Les Misérables
Javert
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
Jack Knife
 2012 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Boyd Kelley
- Streets of St. John's (2012) ... Boyd Kelley
 2010 The Next Three Days
John Brennan
 2010 Robin Hood
Robin Longstride
 2009 State of Play
Cal McAffrey
 2009 Tenderness
Lt. Cristofuoro
 2008 Body of Lies
Ed Hoffman
 2007 American Gangster
Richie Roberts
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Ben Wade
 2006 A Good Year
Max Skinner
 2005 Cinderella Man
Jim Braddock
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
John Nash
 2000 Proof of Life
Terry Thorne
 2000 Gladiator
Maximus
 1999 The Insider
Jeffrey Wigand
 1997 Breaking Up
Steve
 1997 Paradies in Flammen
Colin
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Bud White
 1996 The Spell of the Yukon (Short)
Reader (voice)
 1995 Rough Magic
Alex Ross
 1995 Virtuosity
SID 6.7
 1995 No Way Back
FBI Agent Zack Grant
 1994 Immer Ärger mit der Liebe
Jeff Mitchell
 1993 For the Moment
Lachlan
 1993 Der silberne Hengst
The Man
 1993 Love in Limbo
Arthur Baskin
 1993 Sommer des Erwachens
East Driscoll
 1992 The Late Show (TV Series)
Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
- Episode #1.20 (1992) ... Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
 1992 Romper Stomper
Hando
 1992 Police Rescue - Gefährlicher Einsatz (TV Series)
Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
- The Right Stuff (1992) ... Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Kim Barry
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Dominic Maloney
- Rosemary (1991) ... Dominic Maloney
 1991 Acropolis Now (TV Series)
Danny O' Brian
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Greeks (1991) ... Danny O' Brian
 1990 The Crossing
Johnny
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Lt. Corbett
 1988 Living with the Law (TV Series)
Gary Harding
 1987 Nachbarn (TV Series)
Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.596 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.589 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.588 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.581 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
 1977 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
Russell
- Episode #1.83 (1977) ... Russell (uncredited)
 1972 Spyforce (TV Series)
Orphan
- The Saviour: Part 2 (1972) ... Orphan (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Lead singer and guitarist for Australian rock band "30 Odd Foot of Grunts." See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 32 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm at the bottom of a well. I can't communicate how dark my life is right now. I'm in a lot of trouble. I'll do my best to solve the situation in an honorable way. I'm very sorry for my actions. I will spend the rest of my life if it takes it, trying to make it up with my wife. I'm pleased that my son isn't able to compute what's going on at the moment because that would be a heartbreaking thing... See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy since filming on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) would coincide with Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind (2001). However, Crowe really loved the idea of filming a movie in his home country, New Zealand, for an extended amount of time. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays exceptionally talented individuals See more »

Nickname:

Rusty See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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