Russell Crowe

BirthDay:

07 Apr 1964

BirthPlace:

Wellington, New Zealand

BirthName:

Russell Ira Crowe

Bio:

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Maori (one of Crowe's maternal great-grandmothers, Erana Putiputi Hayes Heihi, was Maori).

Crowe's family moved to Australia when he was a small child, and Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper (1992), gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries. The second, The Sum of Us (1994), helped put him on the American map, so to speak. Sharon Stone heard of him from Romper Stomper (1992) and wanted him for her film, The Quick and the Dead (1995). But filming on The Sum of Us (1994) had already begun. Sharon is reported to have held up shooting until she had her gunslinger-Crowe, for her film. With The Quick and the Dead (1995) under his belt as his first American film, the second was offered to him soon after. Virtuosity (1995), starring Denzel Washington, put Russell in the body of a Virtual Serial Killer, Sid6.7 ... a role unlike any he had played so far. Virtuosity (1995), a Sci-Fi extravaganza, was a fun film and, again, opened the door to even more American offers. L.A. Confidential (1997), Russell's third American film, brought him the US fame and attention that his fans have felt he deserved all along. Missing the Oscar nod this time around, he didn't seem deterred and signed to do his first film with The Walt Disney Company, Mystery, Alaska (1999). He achieved even more success and awards for his performances in Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001).
Filmography

Actor ( 156 credits )

The Mummy (2017) Dr. Henry Jekyll
Felt (2017)
The Nice Guys (2016) Jackson Healy
Fathers & Daughters (2015) Jake Davis
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Water Diviner (2014) Connor
Noah (2014) Noah
Advance Australian Film (2014) Himself - Red Carpet Interview
Winter's Tale (2014) Pearly Soames
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Noah (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Red Obsession (2013) Narrator (voice)
Man of Steel (2013) Jor-El
Broken City (2013) Mayor Hostetler
Movie Guide (2013)  Jor-El (1 episode, 2013)
The Comfort Zone (2013)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
The Frame (2013)  Jor-El (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Boy on Bridge (2013) Himself
Les Misérables (2012) Javert
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) Jack Knife
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Next Three Days (2010) John Brennan
Robin Hood (2010) Robin Longstride
Republic of Doyle (2010)  Boyd Kelley (1 episode, 2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hollywood's Top Ten (2010)  Ben Wade / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Damage Control (2010)  Himself - Narrator (voice)
Tenderness (2009) Lt. Cristofuoro
State of Play (2009) Cal McAffrey
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Body of Lies (2008) Ed Hoffman
Bra Boys (2007) Himself - Narrator (voice)
American Gangster (2007) Richie Roberts
3:10 to Yuma (2007) Ben Wade
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
A Good Year (2006) Max Skinner
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Capt. Jack Aubrey / John Nash (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bondi Rescue (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Amor mío (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
How the Hell Did We Get Here? (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Discovery Atlas (2006)  Narrator (1 episode, 2007)
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (2006)  Javert (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014
Cinderella Man (2005) Jim Braddock
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Sunday AM (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Favouritism (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Big Night in with John Foreman (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2005)
Dancing with the Stars (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Bro'Town (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Capt. Jack Aubrey
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2013)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
Soundstage (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Famous (2003)  Himself (1 episode)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Texas (2002) Himself
60 Odd Hours in Italy (2002) Himself
A Beautiful Mind (2001) John Nash
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2010)
Rank (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Ray Martin Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Live Lunch (2001)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2001)
+ de cinéma (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Proof of Life (2000) Terry Thorne
Gladiator (2000) Maximus
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2010)
The Insider (1999) Jeffrey Wigand
Mystery, Alaska (1999) John Biebe
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
The Greatest (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
God kveld Norge (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (1 episode)
Heaven's Burning (1997) Colin
Breaking Up (1997) Steve
L.A. Confidential (1997) Bud White
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Leute heute (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Australian Story (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Life and Times (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Continuarà... (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Rough Magic (1995) Alex Ross
No Way Back (1995) FBI Agent Zack Grant
Virtuosity (1995) SID 6.7
The Quick and the Dead (1995) Cort
Today Tonight (1995)  Himself (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2006)
The Sum of Us (1994) Jeff Mitchell
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
For the Moment (1993) Lachlan
Love in Limbo (1993) Arthur Baskin
The Silver Brumby (1993) The Man
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2010)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1995-2008)
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993) East Driscoll
The Efficiency Expert (1992) Kim Barry
Romper Stomper (1992) Hando
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2009)
The Late Show (1992)  Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear (1 episode, 1992)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - Om Robin Hood (1 episode, 2010)
Proof (1991) Andy
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2010)
The Crossing (1990) Johnny
Prisoners of the Sun (1990) Lt. Corbett
The Word (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Sky Sports Cricket (1990)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Police Rescue (1989)  Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young (1 episode, 1992)
Acropolis Now (1989)  Danny O' Brian (1 episode, 1991)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (7 episodes, 2005-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Living with the Law (1988)  Gary Harding
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1999-2006)
Seitenblicke (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (5 episodes, 2003-2011)
The Movie Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Neighbours (1985)  Kenny Larkin (4 episodes, 1987)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (24 episodes, 2003-2014)
Children in Need (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Young Doctors (1976)  Russell (uncredited) (1 episode, 1977)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Spyforce (1971)  Orphan (uncredited) (1 episode, 1972)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Explaining Russell Crowe ")
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
In Sand and Blood (0) James Riley

Producer ( 4 credits )

Fathers & Daughters (2015) executive producer
Robin Hood (2010) producer
Damage Control (2010) executive producer
Texas (2002) producer

Director ( 3 credits )

The Water Diviner (2014)
Texas (2002)
60 Odd Hours in Italy (2002)