Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealand actor, film producer and musician based in Australia and the United States. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and 10 further nominations for best actor. Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five awards as best actor and seven nominations in the same category. In 2001, Crowe’s portrayal of mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind brought him numerous awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.
Crowe’s other films include L.A. Confidential (1997), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008) and Robin Hood (2010). Crowe’s work has earned him several accolades during his career including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Academy Award nominations in a row (1999–2001), one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award. Due to his success and character variety, some critics[who?] have called him a “virtuoso” actor. He is also co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian National Rugby League team. Crowe portrayed Javert in Les Misérables, an adaptation of the popular musical. He appeared in Man of Steel, where he played Jor-El, the father of Superman. In 2014, he co-starred in Winter’s Tale, based on the 1983 novel of the same name, and will star in Noah, in which he will play the titular biblical patriarch.
|1990||Prisoners of the Sun||Lt. Jack Corbett|
|1990||Crossing, TheThe Crossing||Johnny Ryan|
|1992||Spotswood||Kim Barrett||aka “The Efficiency Expert”|
|1993||Hammers Over the Anvil||East Driscoll|
|1993||The Silver Brumby||The Man (Egan)|
|1993||For the Moment||Lachlan Currie|
|1993||Love in Limbo||Arthur Baskin|
|1994||Sum of Us, TheThe Sum of Us||Jeff Mitchell|
|1995||Quick and the Dead, TheThe Quick and the Dead||Cort|
|1995||No Way Back||FBI Agent Zack Grant|
|1995||Rough Magic||Alex Ross|
|1997||L.A. Confidential||Officer Wendell “Bud” White|
|1997||Heaven’s Burning||Colin O’Brien|
|1999||Mystery, Alaska||Sheriff John Biebe|
|1999||Insider, TheThe Insider||Jeffrey Wigand|
|2000||Gladiator||Maximus Decimus Meridius|
|2000||Proof of Life||Terry Thorne|
|2001||Beautiful Mind, AA Beautiful Mind||John Nash|
|2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||Capt. Jack Aubrey|
|2005||Cinderella Man||Jim Braddock|
|2006||Good Year, AA Good Year||Max Skinner|
|2007||3:10 to Yuma||Ben Wade|
|2007||American Gangster||Det. Richie Roberts|
|2008||Body of Lies||Ed Hoffman|
|2009||State of Play||Cal McAffrey|
|2010||Robin Hood||Robin Longstride|
|2010||Next Three Days, TheThe Next Three Days||John Brennan|
|2012||Republic of Doyle||Boyd Keiley||1 episode|
|2012||Man with the Iron Fists, TheThe Man with the Iron Fists||Jacknife|
|2012||Misérables, LesLes Misérables||Inspector Javert|
|2013||Broken City||Nicholas Hostetler|
|2013||Man of Steel||Jor-El|
|2014||Winter’s Tale||Pearly Soames|
|2015||The Water Diviner||Connor||Filming, directorial debut also|
Kelly Gough (actress, RAW): I wouldn’t want to rate them as I respect them all.
Rachel Sarah Murphy: Excellent
Daniel Wymbs: Excellent
Ferdia McAnna (writer): I would be a big Russell Crowe fan. Gladiator in particular.
Michael Doherty (RTE Guide): Old-fashioned, solid leading man you feel has some great roles still left in him (as long as he is not singing on screen).
Elfrieda Carroll: Good actor but I don’t know too much about him.
Alvean Jones (tv presenter): In the past there used to be a lot of stuff about him, but haven’t seen him acting in a while.
Film Fan: Russell Crowe. Attractive and my favourite role of his was “A Beautiful Mind”.