Russell Crowe is one of the most talented and renowned actors from New Zealand who has made a huge name not only in the New Zealand and Australian movies but is also a superstar actor in the Hollywood film industry as well.
Apart from being a popular and celebrated actor, Russell Crowe is also an accomplished film producer as well as being a skilled musician too.
Russell Crowe has starred in numerous memorable roles in various super hit and critically-acclaimed movies from the Hollywood film industry. Russell Crowe has been an actor for over 30 years and has received numerous prestigious awards as well as had numerous award nominations to his credit also.
Although he infamous for being short-tempered in real-life, Russell Crowe is actually one of the major philanthropist who has contributed his time and money to numerous causes, both in his local community and at the international level as well.
About Russell Crowe
|Real Name||Russell Ira Crowe|
|Nickname||Russ and Rusty|
|Date of Birth||7th April 1964|
|Place of Birth||Wellington (New Zealand)|
|Education||Graduated from Mount Roskill Grammar School (Auckland, New Zealand)|
|Height||5 ft 11"
(182 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||John Alexander Crowe
(Hotel Manager/Set Caterer)
|Mother||Jocelyn Yvonne Wemyss Crowe
|Net Worth||INR 684,00,00,000
(USD 95 Million)
|Annual Income||INR 178,00,00,000
(USD 24.8 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Prisoners of the Sun, The Crossing (1990), Proof (1991), Spotswood, Romper Stomper (1992), Hammers Over the Anvil, The Silver Brumby, For the Moment, Love in Limbo (1993), The Sum of Us (1994), The Quick and the Dead, No Way Back, Rough Magic (1995), L.A. Confidential, Heaven's Burning, Breaking Up (1997), The Insider (1999), Gladiator, Proof of Life (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: Far Side of the World (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), A Good Year (2006), 3:10 to Yuma, American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008), State of Play (2009), Robin Hood (2010), The Man with the Iron Fists, Les Miserables (2012), Man of Steel (2013), Noah, The Water Diviner (directorial debut-2014), Fathers and Daughters (2015), The Nice Guys (2016), The Mummy (2017), Boy Erased (2018)
Neighbors (1987), Brides of Christ (1991), Color of War: The Anzacs (2004), Republic of Doyle (2012)
|First Movie||Prisoners of the Son (1990)|
|Hobbies||Loves to watch ice hockey, rugby and soccer, sing and ride motorcycles|
Russell Crowe is one of the most talented foreign actors in the Hollywood movie industry today and is recognized for his smoky and gravelly voice. Russell Crowe is renowned for portraying real-life individuals who are exceptionally brilliant and mostly plays fictional characters, such as fathers and family-men who have suffered a close personal loss in many of his most popular movies.
Russell Crowe’s age is around 56, as Russell Crowe was born on the 7th of April, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand. Russell Crowe’s height is around 5 ft 11 inches (182 cm) while Russell Crowe’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Russell Crowe loves to watch ice hockey, rugby and soccer and lists singing and riding motorcycles as part of his hobbies.
Russell Crowe’s father was John Alexander Crowe, who was a hotel manager-turned-film set caterer while Russell Crowe’s mother was Jocelyn Yvonne Wemyss Crowe, who also worked as a caterer on film and TV show sets. Russell Crowe is the only child to his parents and Russell Crowe does not have any siblings. Russell Crowe’s ex-girlfriend was superstar Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, whom he was in an affair on a set of their movie in 2000. However, Russell Crowe’s ex-wife is Australian singer Danielle Spencer, whom he married in April of 2003 after a long on-off relationship before getting divorced in April of 2018, after exactly 6 years together. Russell Crowe and his ex-wife Danielle Spencer have two sons – Tennyson Spencer Crowe and Charles Spencer Crowe.
Owing to his excellent acting skills and a career in the Hollywood movie industry of almost 30 years Russell Crowe’s annual income is estimated around INR 178 crores (USD 24.8 Million) which brings Russell Crowe’s net worth to an estimated INR 684 crores (USD 95 Million).
As for the recognition for his impressive acting skills, Russell Crowe is the winner of numerous prestigious acting honors and accolades and has had numerous award nominations to his credit till date.
Russell Crowe was awarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April of 2010.
The list of Russell Crowe’s awards include winning the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘Gladiator’ (2001) apart from having had 2 Oscar Award nominations as well.
Russell Crowe won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Proof’ (1992), won the AACTA Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘Romper Stomper’ (1993), won the AACTA Award for Best International Actor for his memorable performance in ‘Cinderella Man’ (2005) before having won another AACTA Award for Best International Actor for his role in ‘State of Play’ (2009) apart from having had 4 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award nominations to his credit.
Russell Crowe has won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his intense performance in the critically-acclaimed ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2002) besides having had 2 BAFTA Award nominations earlier.
Russell Crowe also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his impressive performance in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2002) apart from having 4 Golden Globe Award nominations as well.
Russell Crowe has won the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture for ‘Les Miserables’ (2012) apart from having 5 Satellite Award nominations also.
Russell Crowe is winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his excellent role in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2002) besides having 9 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations too.
Russell Crowe has also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Insider’ (2000), won the Empire Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘Gladiator’ (2001) and also won the National Board Review Award for Best Cast for ‘Les Miserables’ (2013).
Apart from having won these prestigious acting awards, Russell Crowe has also been awarded with numerous critics awards for his excellent on-screen portrayals and has had numerous critics award nominations in his career.
The list of Russell Crowe’s critics awards include winning the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Romper Stomper’ (1992) and winning another Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, this time for his role in ‘Hammers Over the Anvil’ (1993).
Russell Crowe won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, won the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor and also won the Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in the super hit ‘The Insider’ (1999) apart from having 3 critics award nominations as well.
Russell Crowe has also won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, won the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, won the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘Gladiator’ (2000) besides having 2 critics award nominations also.
Russell Crowe is winner of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, winner of the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor and winner of the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor for his impressive performance in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2001), apart from having had 3 critics award nominations for the movie as well.
Later on, Russell Crowe won the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble for ‘Les Miserables’ (2012), apart from having over 7 critics award nominations for other roles till date.
Besides winning these prestigious acting awards and critics’ accolades Russell Crowe has also had 3 MTV Movie and TV Award nominations and 1 Saturn Award nomination to his credit also.
Interesting Facts About Russell Crowe
- Russell Crowe is a smoker and also drinks alcohol.
- Russell Crowe actually planned on becoming a musician despite having acted in a small role as a kid in an Australian TV show and was initially part of the band called ’30 Odd Foot of Grunts’ (TOFOG) however his recent band is called ‘The Ordinary Fear of God’.
- Russell Crowe landed his first lead role when he was 25 years old.
- Russell Crowe was actually set to be cast as the popular Marvel X-Men character ‘Wolverine’ however after Russell Crowe rejected the offer as he had recently done a similar role in ‘Gladiator’ and did not want to be part of a comic book movie adaptation venture, the role of Wolverine went to Australian superstar Hugh Jackman.
- Russell Crowe is an accomplished guitarist and singer but took special lessons to learn to play the violin for his part in the movie ‘Master and Commander: Far Side of the World’ (2003) as his character is shown playing the violin quite frequently in the movie.
- Russell Crowe is also co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, which is a major part of the Australian National Rugby League (NRL).
- Russell Crowe had started smoking at the age of 10 years but had actually quit smoking for a few years however he relapsed after some time and started smoking again.
- Russell Crowe ranks his role in the critically-acclaimed ‘Cinderella Man’ as boxer James Braddock as being his top favorite movie roles till date.
- Russell Crowe was initially set to play the lead role in ‘Alexander’ (2004) however scheduling conflicts led to the role being given to actor Colin Farrell.
- Russell Crowe was also set to play a major character in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and was also considered for role in ‘The Narnia’ movie series as well.