Sunday, 27 November 2011

Russell Crowe | Actor Profile,Bio and New Photos


Full Name: Russell Ira Crowe
Nicknames: None
Occupation: Actor, Musician
Date of Birth: April 7, 1964
Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
Sign: Aries
Height: 5''11"
Claim to fame: As Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider (1999) in which he nominated for an Oscar of Best Actor in 2000.

Russell Crowe BioRussell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an actress born in Australia and New Zealand musician. His acting career began at the end of 1980 and the roles of the Australian TV series such as saving police and neighbors. In early 1990, Crowe, a local visibility was at its height when he won the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the city in skinhead film Romper Stomper Geoffrey Wright. At the end of 1990, Crowe moved to the United States is the ambition of his breakout role in LA Confidential (1997). Crowe won the Oscar for Best Actor in Gladiator in 2001 and received three Oscar ® nominations for Best Actor, and a leading role: Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). He is also co-owns the South Sydney Rabbitohs National Rugby League team.

After initial success in Australia, Crowe began acting in American films. He first co-starred with Denzel Washington in Virtuosity in 1995. He went on to become a three-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award as Best Actor in 2001 for Gladiator. Crowe wore his grandfather Stan Wemyss's Member of the Order of the British Empire medal to the ceremony. Crowe received three consecutive best actor Oscar nominations for The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Crowe won the best actor award for A Beautiful Mind at the 2002 BAFTA award ceremony. However he failed to win the Oscar that year, losing to Denzel Washington. It has been suggested that his attack on television producer Malcolm Gerrie for cutting short his acceptance speech may have turned voters against him. All three films were also nominated for best picture, and both Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind won the award. Within the six year stretch from 1997-2003, he also starred in two other best picture nominees, L.A. Confidential and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, though he was nominated for neither. In 2005 he re-teamed with A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year.
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