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Russell Crowe

Birth Name: 
Russell Ira Crowe
Birthday: 
Tuesday, April 7, 1964
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Birth Place: 
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Height: 
5'11"

Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper (1992), gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries. The second, The Sum of Us (1994), helped put him on the American map, so to speak. Sharon Stone heard of him from Romper Stomper (1992) and wanted him for her film, The Quick and the Dead (1995). But filming on The Sum of Us (1994) had already begun. Sharon is reported to have held up shooting until she had her gunslinger-Crowe, for her film. With The Quick and the Dead (1995) under his belt as his first American film, the second was offered to him soon after. Virtuosity (1995), starring Denzel Washington, put Russell in the body of a Virtual Serial Killer, Sid6.7 ... a role unlike any he had played so far. Virtuosity (1995), a Sci-Fi extravaganza, was a fun film and, again, opened the door to even more American offers. L.A. Confidential (1997), Russell's third American film, brought him the US fame and attention that his fans have felt he deserved all along. Missing the Oscar nod this time around, he didn't seem deterred and signed to do his first film with The Walt Disney Company, Mystery, Alaska (1999). He has recently achieved even more success and awards for his performances in Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). (IMDb)

Awards and Nominations

2002 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (A Beautiful Mind)
2001 - Won - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gladiator)
2000 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Insider)

News

Broken City Star Mark Wahlberg and Director Honor Community Leaders

Actor Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes were in Atlanta this week to honor former Atlanta Falcons player Warrick Dunn and City of Atlanta detective Patrick Apoian for their charitable contributions to the community.... Read more
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Russell Crowe In Talks For Dark Tower

The long, winding saga of Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman’s attempt to bring Stephen King’s Dark Tower series to various screens in an ambitious blend of movies and TV shows has taken another turn. Back in March, Warner Bros.... Read more
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Russell Crowe Considering Dark Tower

The long, winding saga of Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman’s attempt to bring Stephen King’s Dark Tower series to various screens in an ambitious blend of movies and TV shows has taken another turn. Back in March, Warner Bros.... Read more
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It's Official: Russell Crowe to Star in Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

Russell Crowe has officially signed on to star in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Paramount will release the retelling of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark on March 28, 2014. The movie will begin production in Iceland and New York in July.... Read more
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Russell Crowe Joins Mark Wahlberg in 'Broken City'

Russell Crowe has signed on to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Broken City, a political thriller being directed by Allen Hughes. Brian Tucker wrote the original screenplay for the $60 million project, which is being financed and produced by Emmett/Furla Films.... Read more
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Reviews

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) Les Misérables has been the center of much praise and equally as much ridicule. No one in the history of cinema has attempted to do what Hooper has done on such a grand scale.... Read more
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The Man With The Iron Fists (BLU-RAY)

“Man With The Iron Fists” was a bit cheesy but it played its purpose; a little under a couple of hours of movie television entertainment.  The story opens with our narrator, Thaddeus Henry Smith, which is played by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.  Thaddeus takes us through the entire movie journey while... Read more
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Broken City

Originally on 2008’s black list of the best unproduced screenplays, Broken City emerges from development hell with an all-star cast including Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Does the final film live up to its screenplay, though? ... Read more
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Les Miserables

I, myself, am completely unfamiliar with the source material of the broadway smash, Les Miserables. Never seen the musical, never saw the Liam Neeson unmusical movie adaptation, never even heard the music.... Read more
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The Next Three Days

 In the past 4 years, we've been introduced to such films as Gran Torino, Taken,Edge of Darkness and Harry Brown. All of these focus around a similar theme: Old men fighting for what they've lost. For Clint Eastwood, it was his precious gran torino.... Read more
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Videos

The Water Diviner (Trailer #1)

The Water Diviner (Trailer #1)

The Water Diviner starring Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas ... Read more
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Noah (Tubal Cain Featurette)

Noah (Tubal Cain Featurette)

Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky shed light on Ray Winstone's character ... Read more
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Noah (We Build An Ark)

Noah (We Build An Ark)

Noah (We Build An Ark) ... Read more
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Noah (It Begins)

Noah (It Begins)

Noah (It Begins) ... Read more
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Broken City: The Chase CLIP

Broken City: The Chase CLIP

Broken City: The Chase CLIP ... Read more
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