April 7, 1964
56 years old
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
92 kg | 203 lbs
50 in | 127 cm
11 US | 44 EU
35 in | 89 cm
Russell Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 7, 1964, is an New Zealand-born Australian actor.
Young Russell Crowe first started performing as a musician, under stage name "Russ Le Roq", in early 1980s.
He began his professional acting career on stage, in New Zealand production of musical "The Rocky Horror Show" (1986-1988) in role as Eddie / Dr Scott.
He got his television debut in Australian series Spyforce (1972) in role as Orphan.
He made his big screen debut in Australian drama war movie Prisoners of the Sun (Blood Oath) (1990) in role as Lt. Corbett.
He landed his first break with a role as Hando in drama movie Romper Stomper (1992) for which he won a AACTA Award for Best Actor.
He got his first American movie debut with western The Quick and the Dead (1995) in role as Cort, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone.
Russell's breakthrough performance came as Maximus Decimus Meridius in epic historical drama movie Gladiator (2000), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
He made his directorial debut with drama film The Water Diviner (2014) he also starred in role as Joshua Connor.
The Georgetown Project (2021) thriller in role as Anthony Miller, opposite Ryan Simpkins and Chloe Bailey
Unhinged (2020) thriller in role as The Man, opposite Jimmi Simpson and Gabriel Bateman
True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) biographical western in role as Harry Power, with George MacKay and Nicholas Hoult
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Jeffrey Wigand in drama thriller film The Insider (1999).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) epic period war drama in role as Captain Jack Aubrey
Cinderella Man (2005) biographical sports drama in role as James J. Braddock
He won the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and he was nominated for the Academy Award for his role as John Nash in biographical drama movie A Beautiful Mind (2001).
L.A. Confidential (1997) neo-noir crime opposite Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger
3:10 to Yuma (2007) Western with Christian Bale and Ben Foster
American Gangster (2007) biographical crime opposite Denzel Washington and Josh Brolin
Robin Hood (2010) epic war drama with Cate Blanchett and Oscar Isaac
Les Misérables (2012) musical drama with Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway
State of Play (2009) political thriller opposite Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren
Man of Steel (2013) superhero in role as Jor-El
Broken City (2013) neo-noir crime drama with Mark Wahlberg
Noah (2014) epic biblical drama with Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins
Fathers & Daughters (2015) drama opposite Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul
The Nice Guys (2016) neo-noir action comedy opposite Ryan Gosling and Kim Basinger
The Mummy (2017) action horror opposite Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella
Boy Erased (2018) biographical drama opposite Joel Edgerton and Nicole Kidman
The Young Doctors (1997) Australian soap opera in role as Russell
Neighbours (1987) Australian soap opera in role as Kenny Larkin
He narrated Australian TV series Colour of War: The Anzacs (2004).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Roger Ailes in Showtime drama television miniseries The Loudest Voice (2019).
Attended Vaucluse Public School and Sydney Boys High School in Australia.
Attended Auckland Grammar School and Mount Roskill Grammar School in New Zealand.
Has English, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish and Welsh ancestry.
Good friends with Nicole Kidman and Jodie Foster.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2010.
He performed lead vocals and guitar for the Australian rock band "30 Odd Foot of Grunts", they released three full-length records:
Bastard Life or Clarity (2001)
Other Ways of Speaking (2003)
Formed a new band "The Ordinary Fear of God" in 2005.
He plays cricket.
Fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and of the rugby league football team the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
He is co-owner of the National Rugby League (NRL) team South Sydney Rabbitohs.
He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001.
Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
He was married to Australian singer Danielle Spencer (2003-2018), they have two sons.
He dated Erica Baxter (2001), Meg Ryan (1999-2001), Jodie Foster (1999) and Jamie O'Neal (1988).