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Crowe in May 2017
Russell Ira Crowe
7 April 1964
Wellington, New Zealand
Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
Townsville, North Queensland, Australia
|Height||5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)|
(m. 2003; div. 2018)
|Relatives||Dave Crowe (paternal uncle)
Jeff Crowe (paternal first cousin)
Martin Crowe (paternal first cousin)
Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian actor. He is most well known for the movie Gladiator. This movie gave him his fame in America. He won the Academy award (Oscar) for Best actor in 2001, for acting in Gladiator.
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), State of Play (2009), Robin Hood (2010), Les Misérables (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Noah (2014).
In 2015, Crowe made his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, in which he also starred. Crowe's work has earned him several accolades during his career and 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 was married to Danielle Spencer, an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. They divorced in 2018. They have two sons, Charles Spencer Crowe (born 2003) and Tennyson Spencer Crowe (born 2006).
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