Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first,
Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries...See full bio »
(performer: "Work Song", "The Sewers", "The Runaway Cart", "Fantine's Arrest", "The Confrontation", "Javert's Suicide", "Stars", "The Robbery/Javert's Intervention", "Upon These Stones", "One Day More!", "Little People/Javert's Arrival", "The Night Of Anguish", "Look Down", "Building The Barricade", "Javert At The Barricade")
20017th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture
I'm still excited by it. I still love the process. I want to make movies that pierce people's hearts and touch them in some way, even if it's just for the night while they're in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin. That's what motivates me...
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29 January 2004 - Dislocated his shoulder while training for his upcoming boxing movie,
Cinderella Man. The injury delayed filming for two months.
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