Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealand-born Australian actor and musician. His acting career began in the late 1980s with roles in Australian television series including Police Rescue and Neighbours. In the early 1990s, Crowe's local prominence peaked when he won the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of an inner-city skinhead in the Geoffrey Wright film, Romper Stomper. In the late 1990s, Crowe transferred his acting ambitions to the USA with his breakout role in L.A. Confidential (1997). Crowe won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator in 2001 and has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role: The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). He is also co-owner of National Rugby League team the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Description above from the Wikipedia article Russell Crowe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Gladiator (2000)

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In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

A Good Year (2006)

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Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Albert Finney  •  Marion Cotillard

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Albert Finney  •  Marion Cotillard

American Gangster (2007)

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Cinderella Man (2005)

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The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

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After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

Proof (1991)

Martin, a young blind photographer, is divided between his friendship with restaurant worker Andy and the exclusive love that Celia—who is terribly jealous of this new friendship—has for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Hugo Weaving  •  Russell Crowe  •  Geneviève Picot  •  Heather Mitchell

Martin, a young blind photographer, is divided between his friendship with restaurant worker Andy and the exclusive love that Celia—who is terribly jealous of this new friendship—has for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Hugo Weaving  •  Russell Crowe  •  Geneviève Picot  •  Heather Mitchell

Proof of Life (2000)

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Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

Spotswood (1992)

Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he advocates, as he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Alwyn Kurts  •  John Walton

Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he advocates, as he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Alwyn Kurts  •  John Walton

The Insider (1999)

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Gene Hackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Gene Hackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Virtuosity (1995)

The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Leonard
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Kelly Lynch  •  William Forsythe

The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Leonard
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Kelly Lynch  •  William Forsythe

Romper Stomper (1992)

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Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Wright
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Daniel Pollock  •  Jacqueline McKenzie  •  Alex Scott

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Wright
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Daniel Pollock  •  Jacqueline McKenzie  •  Alex Scott

Mystery, Alaska (1999)

In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Hank Azaria  •  Mary McCormack  •  Burt Reynolds

In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Hank Azaria  •  Mary McCormack  •  Burt Reynolds

Hammers Over the Anvil (1994)

Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ann Turner
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Alexander Outhread  •  Frankie J. Holden

Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ann Turner
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Alexander Outhread  •  Frankie J. Holden

Love In Limbo (1993)

Ken Riddle (Craig Adams), to whom sex is a mystery, joins his two mates from work, Arthur (Russell Crowe) and Barry (Aden Young), on a trip to Kalgoorlie’s infamous red light street in a fumbling attempt to collectively lose their virginity. Puffing on Lucky ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Elfick
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Aden Young  •  Craig Adams

Ken Riddle (Craig Adams), to whom sex is a mystery, joins his two mates from work, Arthur (Russell Crowe) and Barry (Aden Young), on a trip to Kalgoorlie’s infamous red light street in a fumbling attempt to collectively lose their virginity. Puffing on Lucky ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Elfick
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Aden Young  •  Craig Adams

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  RZA
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Lucy Liu  •  Jamie Chung  •  RZA

In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  RZA
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Lucy Liu  •  Jamie Chung  •  RZA

The Water Diviner (2014)

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In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Crowe
CAST:  Jai Courtney  •  Russell Crowe  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Isabel Lucas
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