Russell Crowe is one of the leading actors in Hollywood. He has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for his role as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (2000). Born on April 7, 1964, Russell Ira Crowe grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. His parents were both film enthusiasts and he began acting at a young age appearing in commercials and voiceovers.
Crowe made his feature debut with The Crossing (1990) which was followed by other notable films such as Romper Stomper (1992), L.A Confidential (1997) and Master and Commander: Far Side of the World (2003). It was however Ridley Scott’s blockbuster epic Gladiator that earned him worldwide recognition with various award wins including Best Actor Oscar for this performance. Other noteworthy performances include A Beautiful Mind (2001), Cinderella Man (2005) Les Misérables (2012) and Noahs Ark (2014). As well as being an accomplished actor, Crowe also works behind-the-scenes producing several movies like Bra Boys & Love My Way.
In addition to his work onscreen, Russell is known for having a wild side away from it all! Outside of filmmaking he enjoys playing rugby union or riding horses among many other hobbies. In 2008 he married Danielle Spencer who had been his girlfriend since 1989 whom they have two sons together Tennyson Spencer born 2007 & Charles Spencer born 2003 respectively. Despite receiving countless offers throughout the years following Gladiator’s success, Russell chose to stay true to himself through every project choosing roles based on artistic merit rather than financial gain which shows how passionate he truly is about what he does.
Overall, Russell Crowe continues to be one of the most sought after names within cinematic circles due to not only his immense talent but also because of the respect held towards him off screen too making him easily one of Hollywood’s biggest stars today.
Russell Crowe is an Academy Award-winning actor, producer and musician. He has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades and is known for his roles in high profile films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider and Les Miserables.
Born on April 7th 1964 in Wellington New Zealand to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, he was raised a Catholic with Maori ancestry from both sides of his family tree. After completing High School at Auckland Grammar School he moved to Australia where he began acting professionally during the late 1980s. His film debut came in 1990 when he starred opposite Kim Basinger in Blood Oath/Prisoners Of The Sun which earned him critical acclaim across the world – including Best Actor awards at various international festivals like Venice Film Festival & Montreal World Film Festival Awards.
Throughout his career Russell has worked with some incredible directors – Steven Spielberg directed A Good Year; Ron Howard casted him alongside Ed Harris & Paul Bettany for Oscar nominated drama thriller A Beautiful Mind; Ridley Scott chose Russell as Maximus Decimus Meridius for epic war movie Gladiator which won 4 Oscars out 5 nominations plus numerous other awards around globe; Christopher Nolan picked up one of most complex characters ever written by screenwriters – Cobb from Inception (2010); Darren Aronofsky selected him lead role Noah’s Ark Epic Adventure Movie.
Aside from being critically acclaimed performer who also writes music lyrics occasionally, Russell owns co-owned South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League Football Club since 2006 together with Peter Holmes à Court.
As person outside movies Russell takes strong stands against social injustices issues while advocating human rights global peace initiatives, supporting charities that help children poverty stricken areas around world. Not surprising why many people admire respect this man so much!