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Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe


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Birth Name :

Russell Ira Crowe

Birth Date :

April 07, 1964

Birth Place :

Wellington, North Island, NZ

Spouse :

Danielle Spencer (singer/actress, since 7-Apr-03)

Claim to fame :

As Officer Wendell 'Bud' White in "L.A. Confidential" (1997)


Possessing prodigious acting talent also strong screen presence to always able to present excellent, memorable performances, Russell Ira Crowe has really left other thespians of his generation far behind him to satisfyingly reach the status of a top-rank leading man in film industry. A New Zealander of Welsh, Scottish, Norwegian, and Maori ancestry, he was born as the youngest son of John Alexander and Jocelyn Crowe on April 7, 1964 in Wellington, the second-largest urban area in the country. At the age of 4, his parents took him along with his brother, Terry, to settle in Australia where they developed a film-set catering business that turned out to hold a great responsibility in generating the boy's fondness for acting. Both his father and mother apparently used to bring him while they carried out their work, so it was hard for the kid not to be fascinated with this performing thing, particularly after he came to the set of an Australian TV series entitled "Spyforce" and was invited to appear as an extra in its 1972 episode.

Though his interest in the field flourished heavily ever since thus prompted him to become a professional actor later, Russell had to wait for quite a long time to begin his journey as he unexpectedly was taken by his family to move back to New Zealand in 1978. Finally returned to Australia at age 18 without finishing his study at Auckland Grammar School, he then managed to land parts in several stage productions, namely "Grease" (1983), "The Rocky Horror Show" (1986-1988), and "Blood Brothers" (1989) in which he was spotted by director George Ogilvie who subsequently gave him the leading role in his 1990 effort of "The Crossing." Other screen roles delightfully followed afterwards, notably that in "Romper Stomper" (1992), a hugely successful movie both on the critical and commercial sides that led him to gain Best Actor title from the Australian Film Institute by the same year.

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'Beautiful Mind' Inspiration John Nash and Wife Killed in Car Crash

May 25, 2015 09:18:13 GMT

John Forbes Nash Jr., a Noble Prize-winning mathematician who inspired film "A Beautiful Mind", and his wife Alicia were killed in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Both of them were passengers in the incident which happened on Saturday, May 23.

'American Idol' Recap: Russell Crowe Helps Reveal the Top 4

April 30, 2015 02:53:26 GMT

It's down to four on "" season 14. was delivering the envelope of results, riding his bike to the show. He was pitching his directorial debut "". Later on the show, announced that Tyanna Jones didn't make it to the Top 4.

Russell Crowe: My Friendship With Tom Cruise Led Me to Look Into Scientology

April 23, 2015 06:15:17 GMT

reveals to PEOPLE about his curiosity on Scientology. The "" actor says he looked into the highly-talked religion when he was hanging out with and his then-wife .

Michael Jackson Prank Called Russell Crowe for Years

April 01, 2015 09:43:39 GMT

was once annoyed with because of his silly actions. The "" actor said that Jackson used to prank call him with cheesy jokes.

Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut 'Water Diviner' Picked Up by WB

November 08, 2014 03:10:53 GMT

's directorial debut "" is set for a 2015 release. Warner Bros. has picked up the domestic distribution of the period drama in which Crowe also stars.

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Talks for Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys'

June 13, 2014 08:09:53 GMT

and are in negotiations to star in an upcoming noir movie "", The Wrap learns. The film has long been developed by director Shane Black (""). Black and Anthony Bagarozzi write the script, while Joel Silver serves as a producer.

Russell Crowe Won't Return for 'Man of Steel' Sequel

April 02, 2014 04:00:05 GMT

won't be involved in "" sequel. The actor said it's unlikely for him to reprise his role in the second one because the story would focus on Superman vs. Batman this time around.

Paramount Denies The Pope Canceled Meeting With 'Noah' Star Russell Crowe

March 18, 2014 03:49:57 GMT

The Pope did not cancel a meeting with "" actor , director Darren Aronofsky, and Paramount vice chair Rob Moore, despite rumor to the contrary. "A meeting was never scheduled," a spokesperson for the movie studio slams down the report.

Russell Crowe Supports Justin Bieber Amidst Graffiti Dispute

November 29, 2013 04:19:34 GMT

says he likes 's graffiti. The "" star backs the Canadian pop star in a Twitter post written on November 28, showing his approval on the singer's street art hobby. "I like Beiber's tagging. Tag on little brother. Tag the world," the post reads.

Russell Crowe Facing Massive Flood in Two 'Noah' Trailers

November 15, 2013 01:07:42 GMT

Two trailers, one of which is an international version, for Darren Aronofsky's epic biblical flick "" have officially arrived. The God's eponymous messenger played by is attempting to warn his people about a terrifying punishment sent in a form of massive flood. "I saw water. Death by water. And I saw new life," he says.

George Clooney Clarifies Leonardo DiCaprio Comments, Keeps Russell Crowe

November 11, 2013 23:49:03 GMT

A pretty elaborate opinion that threw to his peers, and , was clarified by his publicist. While he claimed the comments about DiCaprio was misinterpreted, Clooney insisted that those about Crowe were "truth".

Russell Crowe Up for 'Man of Steel' Prequel

July 08, 2013 08:39:45 GMT

Will there be a prequel to ""? While admitting he has no idea about the potential, reveals he'd love to suit up as Jor-El again if it is indeed being developed by Legendary Pictures, which recently parted ways with Warner Bros. The Javert of the Oscar-winning musical "" took to Twitter on Friday, July 5 to talk about it.

Russell Crowe Apologizes for Naked Woman Photo Posted by Twitter Hacker

July 03, 2013 06:33:30 GMT

"" star , known for making regular tweets on varied subjects ranging from dining spots to UFOs, is in the headlines for a shocking Twitter post of a woman's naked photo, more specifically a stock image of a woman's pubic region. But the 49-year-old actor denies posting the image and points to a Twitter hacker as the culprit.

Russell Crowe Eyes 'The Water Diviner' as His Directorial Debut

June 19, 2013 05:53:31 GMT

"" could help make 's long-awaited dream come true. First breaking the news, Deadline reports that the New Zealand-born actor enters negotiations to make it his first directing gig and his next starring vehicle. If all deals are closed, Crowe will helm it based on the screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios.

Russell Crowe Receives Top Honor at Italy's Taormina Film Festival

June 17, 2013 08:01:52 GMT

was presented with a Taormina Art honor at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy on Saturday, June 15. Crowe, who received it ahead of the screening of his latest film "" at the event, was humbled when a chorus of cheer from the crowd was given to him as Taormina artistic director Mario Sesti welcomed him to the stage.

Russell Crowe Shows Off 'S' Symbol on His Chest in New 'Man of Steel' TV Spot

May 27, 2013 04:03:12 GMT

A new TV spot for -starring "" gives more extended look at Superman's Kryptonian parent Jor-El. as the character depicter is featured showing Kal-El an "S" on his chest and telling his son what that symbol actually means. "This symbol means hope," Jor-El reveals.

Jennifer Hudson, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones to Perform at Oscars

February 21, 2013 07:32:14 GMT

Academy Award winners , and will perform at the 2013 Oscar Awards on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The three will sing in a special tribute to honor movie musicals, which saw a resurgence in the past decade, most recently in particular, the Oscar-nominated musical film "".

Jennifer Lawrence Explains 'I Beat Meryl' Speech at Golden Globes

January 17, 2013 04:45:23 GMT

is accused of dissing with her "I beat Meryl" comment at the 2013 Golden Globes last Sunday night, January 13, but the "" star insists she did not do such thing. "It was a quote from 'First Wives Club'," she explained to .

Russell Crowe Calls Zack Snyder's Take on 'Man of Steel' Very 'Complicated and Complex'

January 17, 2013 04:21:30 GMT

Zack Snyder's upcoming "" will feature a complicated take on Superman, according to . The actor playing the Supes' Kryptonian father, Jor-El, in the June release recently took time to share just how impressive the superhero movie would become.

Russell Crowe: I Don't Disagree With Adam Lambert's Criticism on 'Les Miserables'

January 02, 2013 06:47:37 GMT

seems to have no hard feelings on , who slammed actors in "" for "pretending to be singers." Instead of firing back at the "" alum, the Inspector Javert depicter said he agreed with the singer's opinion.

New 'Bates Motel' Promo Shares First Footage From the 'Psycho' Prequel

December 15, 2012 03:15:40 GMT

A&E has unleashed a new promo for "", sharing first footage from the upcoming series. Also taking viewers behind the scenes and including interviews with the cast and crew, the video features who plays Norma Bates saying, "We're not remaking 'Psycho'. We're using it as an inspiration."

Justin Bieber Reveals His New Album Will Be Released in January 2013

December 15, 2012 03:04:27 GMT

After hinting about a new album on Twitter the entire week plus posting a photo of himself working in the recording studio booth, Canadian pop star visited the set of the popular talk show "" on Friday, December 14, to announce that he's finishing-up work on a new acoustic EP targeted for a January 29, 2013 release. The album entitled "" will feature 7 songs and a bonus track, and will showcase Bieber in unplugged renditions of hits from his third and latest studio set "Believe".

Mark Wahlberg Confronts Russell Crowe in 'Broken City' Trailer

December 15, 2012 03:00:15 GMT

lets out his inner badass in a trailer for "". Making its way out via MTV News, the action-heavy video is studded with scenes of the "" actor wielding his guns, taking down bad guys and doing other brutal scenes after getting hired by .

Russell Crowe: I'm Bringing My Family Back Together

December 14, 2012 18:04:12 GMT

Two months after it was reported that has split from wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, the actor confirmed that they went through a rough patch in the marriage. The "" actor wrote on Twitter that his priority now is to fix the situation.

Report: Russell Crowe and Wife of Nine Years Separate

October 14, 2012 15:13:20 GMT

Words have spread that actor is single again after separating from wife of nine years Australian actress, Danielle Spencer. The couple reportedly split on friendly terms and that their main concern was to protect their young sons, Charles, 8, and Tennyson, 6.

Russell Crowe Thanked Coast Guards Who Saved Him From Water

September 03, 2012 18:27:00 GMT

was rescued by U.S. Coast Guard after he wandered away from his destination during a kayak trip. The actor was doing the water sport with a friend, kicking off their voyage from Cold Spring Harbor but stayed in the water for four and a half hours because they got lost.

'Victorious' Canceled After Three Seasons, Creator Asking Fans Not to Be Angry

August 11, 2012 01:34:11 GMT

Another Nickelodeon show is coming to an end. After canceling "" earlier this year, the network has just announced it pulls the plug on "". "Nickelodeon will not be moving forward with production on a fourth season of Victorious following the final season that will premiere this fall," the children's channel said in a statement.

First Look at Russell Crowe as Ark Builder 'Noah'

August 11, 2012 01:31:39 GMT

A very-first look at as the titular prophet in Darren Aronofsky's "" has made its round onto the web. Furrowing his brows, the Oscar-winning actor is pictured sporting unkempt hair and a gray beard and rocking a shabby robe complete with a fingerless glove.

Eli Roth to Direct 'Harker' With Russell Crowe Starring as Dracula

July 11, 2012 06:50:47 GMT

is set to get back to the directing seat. The "" actor is in talks to helm a thriller called "" for Warner Bros. Pictures. The long-gestating movie project has now tapped as one of its lead actors.

Jet Announce Their Discontinuation as a Group

March 27, 2012 04:04:07 GMT

It's official, will no longer make music together. After 11 years of being in the band and selling more than 6 million copies of albums, Nic Cester, Chris Cester, Cameron Muncey and Mark Wilson decided to go their separate ways in order to "pursue separate creative endeavors."

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