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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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 2017 War Machine
Bob White (uncredited)
 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:

Played Eddie/Dr Scott/Frank-N-Furter in the musical "The Rocky Horror Show" - New Zealand tour (1986) /Australian tour (1988). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 31 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

People might say I'm uncompromising but really I am just a very straight-shooting man. If you look me in the eye and shake my hand I expect you to keep your end of the f***ing bargain. I do. It's simple. See more »

Trivia:

Two opportunities of working with fellow Australian and good friend, Nicole Kidman, have fallen through. In 2005, they were set to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse's Eucalyptus, which fell through due to disputes over the screenplay. And in 2006, Crowe dropped out of Australia (2008), Baz Luhrmann's long-gestating romantic Outback epic, due to a disagreement over a cut in Crowe's salary. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke-burnished voice See more »

Nickname:

Russ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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