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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 69 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)

Filmography

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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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Played the title role in the musical "Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom" - Melbourne (1989). 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:

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, and it may sound strange but if you're not focused on the audience, why are you bothering to ... See more »

Trivia:

His former band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, used to cover a song by Newfoundland band, Great Big Sea. While filming Cinderella Man (2005) in Toronto, Crowe met Alan Doyle, lead singer of Great Big Sea. The two ended up composing several songs together, working in Toronto and Australia, and Doyle produced Crowe's 2005 album "My Hand, My Heart". See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke-burnished voice See more »

Nickname:

Russ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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