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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 & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Gladiator Maximus
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind John Nash
L.A. Confidential
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 2014 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
 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
 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
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Lt. Corbett
 1988 Living with the Law (TV Series)
Gary Harding
 1977 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
- Episode #1.83 (1977) ... Russell (uncredited)
 1972 Spyforce (TV Series)
- The Saviour: Part 2 (1972) ... Orphan (uncredited)
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Appeared in the musical "Grease" - New Independent Theatre, Australia (1983). See more »

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


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[on spirituality] I think there's a karmic cycle, which is very, very obvious: you run around acting like a dick, and you get your ass kicked. The world just works that way. See more »


According to Forbes magazine, his movies averaged $5 of gross income for every dollar the actor got paid, making him the most overpaid celebrity in the business. See more »


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