Famous as :Actor
Birth Name :Russell Ira Crowe
Birth Date :April 07, 1964
Birth Place :Wellington, North Island, NZ
Claim to fame :As Officer Wendell 'Bud' White in "L.A. Confidential" (1997)
billing in the latter flick, he fantastically delivered a fine portrayal of a quick-tempered, brutal Southern California cop to garner rave reviews from critics which consequently propelled him to wide recognition across the States he had aimed for. The kudos still continued when the dark-haired guy accompanied Al Pacino in Michael Mann's "The Insider" (1999), even brilliantly scored quadruple leading role nominations of Oscar, Golden Globes, Screen Actors, and BAFTA Awards by the turn of the third millennium.
Determined to strike harder next, Russell eagerly accepted the offer to play Maximus, a fallen Roman general turned great fighter to avenge the death of his family, in Ridley Scott's big-budgeted epic of "Gladiator" (2000) alongside the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, plus Richard Harris. His effort was indeed proven worthy for he once again made the same outstanding attainment a year later to then reach the highlight of his career upon obtaining the most prestigious of the four nominations, an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Automatically rose to be an A-list actor in Hollywood, he fantastically repeated the quadruple achievement through his stunning performance as Nobel-prize winning mathematician John Nash in Ron Howard's biopic, ...
"A Beautiful Mind" (2001), this time bringing home all in 2002 except the Oscar which went to Denzel Washington.
Kept displaying his fantastic knack in acting, Russell continuously amazed people when he, for the fourth time, secured a Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama nomination at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards for his enactment in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003). The fifth followed in early 2006 along with another Actors nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role through his 2005 feature, "Cinderella Man", which saw him struggling to gain the title of world's heavyweight boxing champion under the support of his manager, Joe Gould, played by Paul Giamatti. Afterwards rejoined Ridley Scott to film "A Good Year" for a November 2006 release, the tall actor seems to have no difficulty at all in well-maintaining his career as he then was cast in the 2007 high-profile projects of "American Gangster" and "3:10 to Yuma." Two more big screen collaborations with Scott followed next, namely "Body of Lies" (2008) and "Nottingham" (2009) apart from other film titles of "Tenderness" (2008) and "State of Play" (2009). Amid the ...