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Russell Crowe is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Néo-Zélandais born on 7 april 1964 at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe
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Birth name Russell Ira Crowe
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 7 april 1964 (54 years) at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. 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 Romper Stomper (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Cinderella Man (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), Les Misérables (2012), Man of Steel (2013), Noah (2014) and The Water Diviner (2014). Crowe's work has earned him several accolades during his career including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three consecutive Academy Award nominations (1999–2001), one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award. He is the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian National Rugby League team.

Biography

Crowe began an on-again, off-again relationship with Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 1989, when they co-starred in the 1990 film The Crossing. Crowe and Spencer reconciled in 2001 and married in April 2003 at Crowe's cattle property in Nana Glen, New South Wales. They have two sons: Charles Spencer Crowe (born 21 December 2003) and Tennyson Spencer Crowe (born 7 July 2006). In 2000, Crowe was romantically involved with his co-star Meg Ryan while on the set of their film Proof of Life.In October 2012, it was reported that Crowe and Spencer had separated.

Crowe resides in Australia. In 2011, Crowe and his family moved to a house in Sydney's Rose Bay. Crowe also owns a house in the North Queensland city of Townsville, purchased in May 2008.

In the beginning of 2009, despite not having Australian citizenship, Crowe appeared in a series of special edition postage stamps called "Legends of the Screen", featuring Australian actors. He, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, and Nicole Kidman each appear twice in the series: once as themselves and once as their Academy Award-winning character.

Crowe stated in November 2007 that he would like to be baptised a Christian, and feels that he has put it off for too long. "I do believe there are more important things than what is in the mind of a man," he says. "There is something much bigger that drives us all. I'm willing to take that leap of faith."

In June 2010, Crowe, who had started smoking when he was only 10, announced he had quit for the sake of his two sons. In November 2010, Crowe told David Letterman that he had been smoking more than 60 cigarettes a day for 36 years of his life, and that he had fallen off the wagon the previous night and smoked heavily.

Crowe publicly endorsed Barack Obama, whom he called "the light and the future", in the United States presidential election, 2012, and urged Americans to vote for him. He also publicly endorsed Julia Gillard, whom he called "Leader through tough times", in the Australian Labor Party leadership spill, June 2013, although he is unable to vote in Australia as he is not an Australian citizen. Gillard lost the Labor leadership to Kevin Rudd, who subsequently lost the Australian federal election, 2013.


Al-Qaeda threats
On 9 March 2005, Crowe revealed to GQ magazine that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents had approached him prior to the 73rd Academy Awards in March 2001 and told him that the terrorist group al-Qaeda wanted to kidnap him. Crowe told the magazine that it was the first time he had ever heard of al-Qaeda and was quoted as saying: "You get this late-night call from the FBI when you arrive in Los Angeles, and they're, like, absolutely full-on. 'We've got to talk to you now before you do anything. We have to have a discussion with you, Mr. Crowe.'" Crowe recalled that: "It was something to do with some recording picked up by a French policewoman, I think, in either Libya or Algiers...it was about taking iconographic Americans out of the picture as a sort of cultural destabilisation plan.

Best films

Gladiator (2000)
(Actor)
Les Misérables (2012)
(Actor)
The Mummy (2017)
(Actor)
Noah (2014)
(Actor)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
(Actor)
Robin Hood (2010)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(5 films)
RZA
RZA
(3 films)
Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(3 films)
Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Russell Crowe (48 films)

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Boy Erased
Boy Erased (2018)

Directed by Joel Edgerton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan
Roles Marshall Eamons
Rating69% 3.4500553.4500553.4500553.4500553.450055
Garrard Conley, dix-neuf ans, vit dans une petite ville avec ses parents dont le père est un pasteur baptiste. Lorsqu'il leur annonce son homosexualité, le jeune homme se voit obliger de suivre une thérapie de conversion censée le rendre hétérosexuel. Abandonné et ignoré par sa famille et ses amis, il affronte son thérapeute…
War Machine, 2h2
Directed by David Michôd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Emory Cohen, John Magaro
Roles Bob White
Rating59% 2.9971352.9971352.9971352.9971352.997135
En 2009, le général quatre étoiles Glen McMahon est envoyé en Afghanistan pour reprendre en main une situation qui dure depuis 8 ans. Sur place, il découvre les enjeux réels du conflit et surtout qu'il ne pourra pas faire comme il l'entend. McMahon doit ainsi composer avec l'administration, les civils locaux, les politiques et les journalistes. Cet homme sûr de lui ne veut pas s’embarrasser et décide d'utiliser la presse pour notamment interpeller le Président Barack Obama et ainsi avoir 40 000 hommes supplémentaires pour reprendre la province de Helmand.
The Mummy
The Mummy (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on mythology, Zombie films, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
Rating54% 2.748732.748732.748732.748732.74873
En 1127, un groupe de croisés anglais cache un rubis de l'Égypte antique dans la tombe d'un des leurs. De nos jours, à Londres, un chantier ferroviaire souterrain pour le Crossrail met à jour leur catacombe.
The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Jackson Healy
Rating73% 3.6967753.6967753.6967753.6967753.696775
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
Fathers and Daughters, 1h56
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Actors Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Amanda Seyfried, Quvenzhané Wallis, Janet McTeer
Roles Jake Davis
Rating70% 3.5495453.5495453.5495453.5495453.549545
Un célèbre écrivain veuf découvre qu'il est gravement malade alors qu'il tente d'éduquer sa fille unique. 27 ans plus tard, celle-ci tente de se réconcilier avec son enfance.
Winter's Tale, 2h9
Directed by Akiva Goldsman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Farrell, Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith
Roles Pearly Soames
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
In 1895, a young immigrant couple is refused entry into Manhattan because they have consumption. When their infant son is not allowed entry to the country without them, the couple place him in a model sailboat named "City of Justice," in which the baby floats to the New York City shoreline. In 1916, the baby boy has grown up to become Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), a thief raised by a supernatural demon posing as the gangster Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). Peter is marked for death when he decides to leave Pearly's gang. In a confrontation, he is rescued by a mysterious (winged at times) white horse, his guardian angel.
Noah
Noah (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins
Roles Noah
Rating57% 2.898482.898482.898482.898482.89848
As a young boy, Noah witnesses his father, Lamech, killed by a young Tubal-cain. Many years later an adult Noah is living with his wife Naameh and their sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. After seeing a flower grow instantly from the ground and being haunted by dreams of a great flood, Noah takes them to visit his grandfather Methuselah.
The Water Diviner, 1h51
Directed by Russell Crowe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Jacqueline McKenzie, Isabel Lucas, Cem Yılmaz
Roles Joshua Connor
Rating70% 3.5484753.5484753.5484753.5484753.548475
The film opens in 1919, just after World War I has ended. Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe), an Australian farmer and water diviner, has located ground water on his land and is digging a well. Upon emerging from the well, he jests with his dog that his hunch about finding water was correct. Joshua returns home to find his wife, Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie), mending boots that she says one of their sons had damaged. She asks him to read a story to their three boys and, although tired, he agrees. As Joshua reads Arabian Nights, we see that their sons' beds are empty. Joshua's three sons Arthur (Ryan Corr), Edward (James Fraser), and Henry (Ben O'Toole) served with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at the Battle of Gallipoli four years previously and are presumed dead. Eliza, unable to cope with her grief, commits suicide. Joshua resolves to bring his sons' bodies home and bury them with their mother.
Prisoners of the Sun, 1h25
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin, Emily Holmes, Nick Moran, Joss Ackland
Rating37% 1.8691351.8691351.8691351.8691351.869135
A young archaeological apprentice played by David Charvet is drawn into a perilous expedition deep beneath the timeless sands of Egypt. They encounter ancient monsters and escape death traps. Through the expedition they discover a secret older than time and a danger beyond imagination. The "sleepers" have awoken. The gods have arisen. And the countdown to the end of the world has begun.
Red Obsession, 1h15
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Russell Crowe
Roles Narrator
Rating66% 3.345933.345933.345933.345933.34593
Red Obsession takes the audience on a journey from Bordeaux to China, where winemakers, wine critics and wine lovers, are interviewed. The trends of the wine industry are also examined, with occasional narration provided by Russell Crowe.
Broken City, 1h49
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Natalie Martinez
Roles Nicholas Hostetler
Rating61% 3.0984253.0984253.0984253.0984253.098425
NYPD detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is arrested for the murder of Mikey Tavarez, who was believed to have raped and murdered sixteen-year-old Yesenia Barea but "walked" on a technicality. Chief Carl Fairbanks (Jeffrey Wright), goes to Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) with a witness and evidence. Hostetler buries the evidence, and a judge clears Taggart as having shot Tavarez in self-defense. The mayor calls Taggart to his office for a private meeting and calls him "a hero," but still forces him to leave the police.
Man of Steel, 2h23
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about writers, Films about education, Films about children, Films about journalists, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne
Roles Jor-El
Rating70% 3.545833.545833.545833.545833.54583
The planet Krypton faces imminent destruction due to its unstable core; the result of depleting Krypton's natural resources. The ruling council is deposed by the planet's military commander, General Zod, and his followers during a coup d'état. Knowing that artificial population control and isolationism have ruined their civilization, scientist Jor-El and his wife Lara launch their newborn son, Kal-El, the first naturally born Kryptonian child in centuries, on a spacecraft to Earth after infusing his cells with a genetic codex of the entire Kryptonian race. After Zod kills Jor-El, he and his followers are captured and exiled to the Phantom Zone. However, they are indirectly freed after Krypton explodes, rendering the Kryptonian race extinct apart from Zod and his forces.
Rush
Rush (2013)
, 2h2
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Daniel Brühl, Natalie Dormer, Russell Crowe
Rating80% 4.048184.048184.048184.048184.04818
James Hunt and Niki Lauda are two highly skilled racing car drivers who first develop a fierce rivalry in 1970 at a Formula Three race at the Crystal Palace circuit in Britain, when both their cars spin out and Hunt eventually wins the race. Hunt is a brash, young Englishman with a tendency to vomit before every race, while Lauda is a cool, calculating Austrian technical genius who relies on precision. After a falling out with his father, Lauda takes a large bank loan and buys his way into the British Racing Motors Formula One team, meeting teammate Clay Regazzoni for the first time. Meanwhile, Hesketh Racing, the fledgling racing team Hunt drives for, enters Formula One as well. Lauda then joins Scuderia Ferrari with Regazzoni and wins his first championship in 1975. Hesketh closes shop after failing to secure a sponsor, but Hunt joins McLaren when Emerson Fittipaldi leaves the team. During this time, Hunt marries supermodel Suzy Miller, while Lauda develops a relationship with German socialite Marlene Knaus.
The Man with the Iron Fists, 1h36
Directed by RZA
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Kung fu, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Byron Mann, Rick Yune
Roles Jack Knife
Rating53% 2.699282.699282.699282.699282.69928
In nineteenth century China, Jungle Village is home to several warring clans. The village blacksmith creates deadly weapons for the clans, intending to use his payments to purchase the freedom of his lover Lady Silk, and leave the village. The region's governor tasks the Lion Clan's leader Gold Lion with protecting a large shipment of gold that must pass through the village. Gold is betrayed by his lieutenants Silver Lion and Bronze Lion, who plan to steal the gold. They use the chaos ensuing from a fight with the Hyena Clan to allow their co-conspirator Poison Dagger—the governor's aide—to assassinate Gold, after which Silver becomes the Lions' leader. Gold's son Zen-Yi learns of his father's murder and sets off to the village to seek revenge.
Les Misérables, 2h39
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Javert
Rating75% 3.7984353.7984353.7984353.7984353.798435
In 1815, convict Jean Valjean is released on parole by prison guard Javert after serving a nineteen-year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread and numerous escape attempts. Valjean is refused employment due to his paroled status. He is offered food and shelter by the Bishop of Digne, but Valjean steals his silver during the night. When he is captured by the constables, the Bishop tells them that the silver was given as a gift, securing Valjean's release. The Bishop urges Valjean to do something worthwhile with his life. Moved by the Bishop's grace, Valjean breaks his parole and vows to start a new life under a new identity.