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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 41 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Nice Guys (post-production)
Jackson Healy
 2015 Fathers and Daughters (completed)
Jake Davis
 2014 Noah
Noah
 2012 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Boyd Kelley
- Streets of St. John's (2012) ... Boyd Kelley
 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:

TV ad for Time Warner Cable, TWC. For Facebook (a launched grenade on table) after refusing a friend request, call of "duty game", zombies and Netflix. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 27 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from his 2002 Oscar acceptance speech] When you grow up in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible. See more »

Trivia:

Discovered by British actor and musical director/writer Daniel Abineri, who gave Crowe his first professional acting role in a New Zealand tour of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Abineri later awarded Crowe the title role in his first stage musical, "Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom", which premiered in Melbourne in 1989. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke-burnished voice See more »

Nickname:

Rusty See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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