Basic Information About Russell Crowe
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Singer, Musician, Film Producer, Film director|
|Date of birth||1964-04-07 (59 years old)|
|Place of birth||Wellington|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Gravelly smoke-burnished voice|
Frequently plays exceptionally talented individuals
Often works with directors Ron Howard and Ridley Scott.
Often plays characters based on real individuals
Frequently plays fathers or family men who have usually suffered a loss
|Spouse||Danielle Spencer - (7 April 2003 - 10 April 2018) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Russell Crowe win?
Russell Crowe awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|People's Choice Award - Favorite Drama Movie Star||Nominee||Unhinged||2020|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Nominee||Noah||2014|
|AFI International Award - Best Actor||Winner||State of Play||2009|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure||Nominee||Robin Hood||2010|
|IFTA Award - Best International Actor||Nominee||The Next Three Days||2011|
|SDFCS Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Eastern Promises||2007|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||Gladiator||2001|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor - Action||Winner||Gladiator||2001|
|DFWFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||Gladiator||2001|
|Audience Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Gladiator||2000|
|ALFS Award - Actor of the Year||Winner||Gladiator||2001|
|SDFCS Award - Best Actor||Winner||Gladiator||2000|
|Movies for Grownups Award - Best Buddy Picture||Nominee||The Nice Guys||2017|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actor||Nominee||The Nice Guys||2017|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|ACCA - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||A Beautiful Mind||2001|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Winner||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance||Nominee||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|PFCS Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|Golden Aries - Best Foreign Actor||Nominee||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|SDFCS Award - Best Actor||Nominee||A Beautiful Mind||2001|
|VFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||A Beautiful Mind||2002|
|Sierra Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||2004|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominee||3:10 to Yuma||2008|
|COFCA Award - Best Ensemble||Nominee||3:10 to Yuma||2008|
|AFI International Award - Best Actor||Nominee||American Gangster||2008|
|AFI International Award - Best Actor||Winner||Cinderella Man||2005|
|DFWFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Cinderella Man||2005|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Nominee||Cinderella Man||2006|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||The Insider||2000|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||The Insider||2000|
|ACCA - Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominee||The Insider||1999|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Insider||2000|
|Sierra Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Insider||2000|
|ALFS Award - Actor of the Year||Winner||The Insider||2001|
|NSFC Award - Best Actor||Winner||The Insider||2000|
|NYFCC Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Insider||1999|
|SDFCS Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Insider||1999|
|SEFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Insider||2000|
|CinEuphoria - Best Duo - International Competition||Nominee||Boy Erased||2020|
|AFI Award - Best Actor in a Lead Role||Winner||Romper Stomper||1992|
|FCCA Award - Best Actor - Male||Winner||Romper Stomper||1993|
|Golden Space Needle Award - Best Actor||Winner||Romper Stomper||1993|
Russell Crowe roles
Russell Crowe's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Proof of Life (2000)||$7,500,000|
|A Beautiful Mind (2001)||$15,000,000|
|Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)||$20,000,000|
|Cinderella Man (2005)||$15,000,000|
|Robin Hood (2010)||$20,000,000|
|The Nice Guys (2016)||more than $7,000,000|
Russell Crowe's Quotes
- One of the most painful things of the L.A. Confidential (1997) character I played was that the author, James Ellroy, kept telling me that Bud White wasn't a drinker. I said, "Come on, this is 1953. He's a blue-collar bloke, a cop. You're telling me he doesn't sit around with the boys after his shift and have a beer?". And Ellroy says, "Absolutely not." So for five months and seven days, I didn't have a drink. It's probably the most painful period of my life.
- [on winning the Best Actor Oscar] If you grow up in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage, and relying purely on courage, it's possible.
- It's not really what I'd call a movie. I was stunned that Miramax wanted to buy it. I mean it's really rude. It showed me in a really bad light. It's also shoddily made. It's cobbled together. [expressing surprise that a low-budget documentary of his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, has been picked up for worldwide distribution]
- [on meeting Robert De Niro] I felt this tap on my shoulder and I turned around and, you know that De Niro fellow? Well, he didn't say a word. He didn't say "Hello", "Good evening" or anything or "Hi, I'm Robert". He just looked at me and he nodded his head and he smiled. And he walked off.
- You don't have to like an actor to do a scene with him. You don't have to like a director. But it's just better if you do. And I think, you know, you've got to begin that with respect.
The Life and Career of Russell Crowe
One of the biggest stars of today’s Hollywood, Russell Crowe is a talented actor, musician, and film producer who has managed to leave an indelible mark in the industry. Born on April 7, 1964, in Wellington, New Zealand, he is the son of two film set caterers who also worked in the hospitality sector. However, it was his maternal grandfather, a cinematographer, who kick-started his lifelong affair with cinema. Crowe’s family moved to Sydney when he was four-years-old, and he started acting early on, making his TV debut in an episode of Spyforce in 1972.
Early Life and Education
Crowe attended both Vaucluse Public School and Sydney Boys High School before returning to New Zealand with his family at the age of 14. Here he studied at Auckland Grammar School with brother Terry and cousins Martin and Jeff before dropping out of high school at sixteen to purse acting full-time.
After his first professional gig as Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Auckland, Crowe appeared in several Australian theatre productions, including Johnny from Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom. He got his first film break in The Crossing in 199, but it was Proof and Romper Stomper that finally sealed his reputation with multiple Australian Film Institute awards for both roles.
Crowe’s first major Hollywood film break came in The Quick and the Dead, followed by 1999’s The Insider, Gladiator in 200 leading to massive success and various Academy Awards nominations including “Best Actor” – an award he won for Gladiator.
With a successful acting career spanning well over two decades, Crowe has been able to rake in substantial paychecks. He earned $5 million for 200’s ‘Gladiator’. That same year he earned $7.5 million for ‘Proof of Life’. In 2001 he earned $15 million for ‘A Beautiful Mind’, while he was paid $20 million for ‘Master and Commander’ (2003). He went on to earn another $20 million for ‘Robin Hood’ in 201. Base movie salaries alone brought him well over $150 million within 15 years, which is something quite substantial even by Hollywood standards.
Crowe discovered his passion for music long before he started acting and had already been performing under the stage name ‘Russ Le Roq” towards the early 80s; his music career continued in parallel to his acting career; he managed to juggle both passions without compromising one over the other. He has been associated with ’30 Odd Foot of Grunts,’ even featuring as a lead vocalist and an instrumentalist.
However, after 1992, Crowe decided to go solo, prompt him to collaborate Canadian musician, Alan Doyle, and launch a successful U.S. tour under the name ‘Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God.’ Then in 2017, he once again teamed up with Doyle to form a new band called Indoor Garden Party, which also featured Scott Grimes, Samantha Barks and Carl Falk, among others.
Crowe met his wife, Danielle Spencer, his co-star in The Crossing, and the pair wed on his birthday in April 2003. They have two children together, Charles, born in December 2003, and Tennyson, born in July 2006. In late 2012, they separated, and their divorce was finalized in 2018, with Crowe holding an art of auction, “The Art of Divorce,” while his ex-wife had her announcement show named “Divorce – the Musical.”
Both Crowe and Spencer have supported charities very actively, including Roman Inc, a charity for disadvantaged children founded by Crowe’s employee Roman Osin.
Awards and Honors
For his role in Gladiator, he won an Academy Award and received nominations in that category for A Beautiful Mind and The Insider. Crowe is also one of the only actors to have three consecutive Best Actor nominations at BAFTA. He has been nominated ten times in the BAFTA Awards category for Best Actor and has won 4 of them.
Crowe bought an apartment in Sydney for $14 million and sold it for $26 million after reigniting his divorce journey. He also had the opportunity to get a few properties while being in Bordeaux, New South Wales and Coffs Harbor.
What is Russell Crowe’s Net Worth and Salary?
Russell Crowe has a net worth of $120 million, with all his work in the music as well as film industry. However, it’s not only his on-screen presence that has helped him rake in millions over the years. In May 2013, the actor held an auction where he making as-yet-confirmed millions by selling off numerous items from his personal effects collection, including rare artwork and musical instruments. Moreover, he has co-owned the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Australia’s national Rugby League and digital cinema servers (theater systems).
Finally, with new films and television series in works for 2021 and 2022, including a role in “Thor 4”, with his significant net worth, and involvement in other business endeavors, Crowe does not seem to be settled down anytime soon.
Interesting Facts about Russell Crowe
- Cousin of former New Zealand international cricketers Jeff Crowe and Martin Crowe.
- Lost his front tooth playing rugby when he was ten. Never got it fixed until, at the insistence of the director for The Crossing (1990), who paid for it out of his own pocket.
- First lead role when he was 25.
- Tried a music career as a rockabilly singer sporting a large pompadour hairdo, playing under the name Russ Le Roq. Titled his first single, "I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando". Later admitted that he had never even seen a Brando movie when he wrote and recorded the song. Ironically, he went on later to play Jor-El in Man of Steel (2013), the same character that Brando iconically performed in Superman (1978).
- After filming Gladiator (2000), he and some friends took a 4,000 mile motorcycle trip around Australia.
- Owns a 560-acre farm in 7.5 hours North-West from Sydney.
- Dropped out of high school.
- Russell's rock group is named 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. They played their first American concert following Russell's success in Gladiator (2000) in Austin, Texas in August 2000. The tickets for the concert were selling for over $500 on e-bay.com.
- (September 5, 2000) Suffered a shoulder injury, which will require surgery, while filming Jodie Foster's Flora Plum. It is uncertain if the film will have to be recast.
- Has starred in three films based on articles from Vanity Fair magazine. The Insider (1999) was based on a story by Marie Brenner named "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Proof of Life (2000) was based on the article "Adventures in the Ransom Trade" by William Prochnau. A Beautiful Mind (2001) was originally published in Vanity Fair as an excerpt of Sylvia Nasar's book about John Forbes Nash.
- He turned down the role of Logan/Wolverine in X-Men (2000) because he did not want to play another similar role to the Maximus from Gladiator (2000), which he just completed. Crowe felt the characters were too similar by having the same animal totem - the wolf, and thought the movie was a cartoon, which it is not his cup of tea.
- (August 16, 2001) He and his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992).
- Proudly displayed his grandfather's British Honours medal (MBE) while making his Oscar Winner speech in 2001.
- Has indicated an interest in taking out Australian citizenship due to the amount of time and energy he spends Down Under (keeping his New Zealand citizenship as well).
- His ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Maori, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish, Welsh, and 1/32 Italian. Russell's paternal grandfather was from Wrexham, Wales. Russell's maternal great-grandmother, Erana Putiputi Hayes Heihi, was Maori, and as a result, he is registered on the Maori electoral roll in New Zealand.
- When Crowe's acceptance speech for his Best Actor award during the British Film Awards was edited, Crowe shoved the producer of the show, Malcolm Gerrie, against a wall and cursed at him, telling him: "Who on Earth had the... audacity to take out the best actor's poem? I'll make sure you never work in Hollywood." He later issued a full apology.
- Ranked #28 in Premiere magazine's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
- Following his involvement in a brawl in a London restaurant, Russell stated that he was under a lot of stress and announced that he was going back to Australia to relax and spend more time with his father and his longtime girlfriend singer, Danielle Spencer. [November 2002]
- Discovered by British actor and musical director/writer Daniel Abineri, who gave Crowe his first professional acting role in a New Zealand tour of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Abineri later awarded Crowe the title role in his first stage musical, "Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom", which premiered in Melbourne in 1989.
- Ranked #30 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List.