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Russell Crowe


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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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2014 Noah
Noah
 2012 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Boyd Kelley
- Streets of St. John's (2012) ... Boyd Kelley
 1996 The Spell of the Yukon (Short)
Reader (voice)
 1993 For the Moment
Lachlan
 1993 The Silver Brumby
The Man
 1993 Love in Limbo
Arthur Baskin
 1993 Hammers Over the Anvil
East Driscoll
 1992 The Late Show (TV Series)
Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
- Episode #1.20 (1992) ... Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
 1992 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
- The Right Stuff (1992) ... Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Kim Barry
 1991 Proof
Andy
 1991 Acropolis Now (TV Series)
Danny O' Brian
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Greeks (1991) ... Danny O' Brian
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Dominic Maloney
- Rosemary (1991) ... Dominic Maloney
 1990 The Crossing
Johnny
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Lt. Corbett
 1988 Living with the Law (TV Series)
Gary Harding
 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:

Guest on the BBC Radio Test Match Special during the 2nd Ashes test cricket match at Lords, England. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 30 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what attracts him to prospective films] I respond to the call that says, "It's 185 A.D. You're a Roman general. You're being directed by Ridley Scott." That's something my imagination can get a hold of. See more »

Trivia:

Quit smoking for the sake of his children in 2010, but subsequently relapsed. See more »

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Frequently plays fathers or family who have usually suffered a loss See more »

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Russ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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