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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
L.A. Confidential Bud White
Les Misérables


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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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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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Dani was three weeks early last time, she gave birth just a few days after she was chased down the street by four photographers. Nobody cares, particularly the photographers, nobody cares to focus on what that is. She was just walking down the street with her girlfriend and they rushed her - four of them all surrounded her. So she panicked and slipped and all this sort of stuff. If I'd been there... See more »


Took violin lessons in preparing for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) because his character, Jack Aubrey, played the violin several times during the movie. See more »


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