“Are you not entertained?” This is his notorious Best Actor winning-script from the movie “
Gladiator” as General Maximus Decimus Meridius. The legendary actor from “Down Under” – Russell Crowe.
He was born as Russell Ira Crowe from Wellington, New Zealand on April 7th 1964. He was married in 2003 to Danielle Spencer with 2 children. He studied at Sydney Boys High School and enrolled at Auckland Grammar School. He also studied at Mount Roskill Grammar School and left to pursue his career in acting at age of 16. He first started as a musician for the band “Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts” as Russ le Roq. He first gained limelight for his 1990’s movies known as “Prisoners of the Sun” as Lt. Jack Corbett and as Johnny Ryan for the movie “The Crossing.”
He won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his passionate and realistic depiction of man that has nonentity left to lose as commander of the Army, “father to a murdered son and husband to a murdered wife,” a general who become a deserter, a deserter who become a slave, a slave who defied an emperor in the 2000 movie “Gladiator.” He won also Best Actor, Best International Actor for the movie “Proof”, his New-Jersey-Accent in the “Cinderella Man”, and 2009 movie “State of Play” respectively. He won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award as Best Actor and Outstanding Performance for his virtuoso depiction for a biographical-drama-intense movie of a mathematical genius who lost insanity for paranoid schizophrenia “
A Beautiful Mind.” He also won as Best Cast for the star-studded and critically acclaimed “Les Miserable” with
Anne Hathaway and
Hugh Jackman. He bagged most of the Best Actor awards in his previous movies “Romper Stomper” in 1992, from Seattle International Film Festival for the movie “Hammers Over the Anvil” in 1993. He made more fans in 1992 for his twisted-real-life scientist with prominent accents in the movie “The Insider.” He also starred in the 1950-plot of “L.A. Confidential” as a morale-cop in fighting police corruption in LAPD.
He also made cross interpretation and larger-than-life action in the movie “
Robin Hood.” He also uniquely and made venomous role in the movie “Virtuosity.” He also starred and voluntarily studied violin to play his role as “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” He also brought real-life Detective Roberts in “American Gangster,” and finally played a gang leader and made pure refinement as a robber and murderer for the movie “3:10 to Yuma.”