Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer, director and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the epic historical film Gladiator (2000), directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, an Empire Award, and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor, along with ten other nominations in the same category. Crowe's other award-winning performances include portrayals of tobacco firm whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in the drama film The Insider (1999) and John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001).
|Full name at birth||
Russell Ira Crowe
|Claim to fame||
Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and The Insider
|Date of birth||
7 April 1964
|Place of birth||
Wellington, New Zealand
Actor, Film Producer, Musician
5' 11½" (182 cm)
Rose Bay, Sydney, AustraliaTownsville, Queensland, Australia
Sydney Boys High School, Sydney, Australia (dropped out)
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