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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 & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Les Misérables
(2012)
Gladiator
Gladiator Maximus
(2000)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind John Nash
(2001)
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential Bud White
(1997)

Filmography

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 2018 Boy Erased (post-production)
Marshall
 2017 War Machine
Bob White (uncredited)
 2017 The Mummy
Henry Jekyll
 2017 The Nice Guys: Word of the Day (Short)
Jackson Healy
 2016 The Nice Guys
Jackson Healy
 2015 Fathers & Daughters
Jake Davis
 2014 The Water Diviner
Connor
 2014 Noah
Noah
 2014 Winter's Tale
Pearly Soames
 2013 Man of Steel
Jor-El
 2013 Broken City
Mayor Hostetler
 2012 Les Misérables
Javert
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
Jack Knife
 2012 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Boyd Kelley
- Streets of St. John's (2012) ... Boyd Kelley
 2010 The Next Three Days
John Brennan
 2010 Robin Hood
Robin Longstride
 2009 State of Play
Cal McAffrey
 2009 Tenderness
Lt. Cristofuoro
 2008 Body of Lies
Ed Hoffman
 2007 American Gangster
Richie Roberts
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Ben Wade
 2006 A Good Year
Max Skinner
 2005 Cinderella Man
Jim Braddock
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
John Nash
 2000 Proof of Life
Terry Thorne
 2000 Gladiator
Maximus
 1999 The Insider
Jeffrey Wigand
 1999 Mystery, Alaska
John Biebe
 1997 Breaking Up
Steve
 1997 Heaven's Burning
Colin
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Bud White
 1996 The Spell of the Yukon (Short)
Reader (voice)
 1995 Rough Magic
Alex Ross
 1995 Virtuosity
SID 6.7
 1995 No Way Back
FBI Agent Zack Grant
 1994 The Sum of Us
Jeff Mitchell
 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 Romper Stomper
Hando
 1992 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
- The Right Stuff (1992) ... Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Kim Barry
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Dominic Maloney
- Rosemary (1991) ... Dominic Maloney
 1991 Proof
Andy
 1991 Acropolis Now (TV Series)
Danny O' Brian
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Greeks (1991) ... Danny O' Brian
 1990 The Crossing
Johnny
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Lt. Corbett
 1988 Living with the Law (TV Series)
Gary Harding
 1987 Neighbours (TV Series)
Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.596 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.589 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.588 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.581 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
 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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(1980s) Appeared as a teenage road crew worker in a traffic control training film made for the Australian Road Traffic Authority. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 32 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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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:

He attended Vaucluse Public School in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for part of his Infants and Primary Education in the 1970s. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with directors Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. See more »

Nickname:

Russ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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