Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lowest Rated: 13% Winter's Tale (2014)

Birthday: Apr 7, 1964

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Though perhaps best-known internationally for playing tough-guy roles in Romper Stomper (1993), L.A. Confidential (1997), and Gladiator (2000), New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe has proven himself equally capable of playing gentler roles in films such as Proof (1991) and The Sum of Us (1992). No matter what kind of characters he plays, Crowe's weather-beaten handsomeness and gruff charisma combine to make him constantly watchable: his one-time Hollywood mentor Sharon Stone has called him "the sexiest guy working in movies today."Born in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 7, 1964, Crowe was raised in Australia from the age of four. His parents made their living by catering movie shoots, and often brought Crowe with them to work; it was while hanging around the various sets that he developed a passion for acting. After making his professional debut in an episode of the television series Spyforce when he was six, Crowe took a 12-year break from professional acting, netting his next gig when he was 18. In film, he had his first major roles in such dramas as The Crossing (1990) and Jocelyn Moorhouse's widely praised Proof (1991) (for which he won an Australian Film Institute award). He then went on to gain international recognition for his intense, multi-layered portrayal of a Melbourne skinhead in Geoffrey Wright's controversial Romper Stomper (1992), winning another AFI award, as well as an Australian Film Critics award. It was Sharon Stone who helped bring Crowe to Hollywood to play a gunfighter-turned-preacher opposite her in Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead (1995). Though the film was not a huge box-office success, it did open Hollywood doors for Crowe, who subsequently split his time between the U.S. and Australia. In 1997, the actor had his largest success to date playing volatile cop Bud White in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential (1997). Following the praise surrounding both the film and his performance in it, Crowe found himself working steadily in Hollywood, starring in two films released in 1999: Mystery, Alaska and The Insider. In the latter, he gave an Oscar-nominated lead performance as Jeffrey Wigand, a real-life tobacco industry employee whose personal life was dragged through the mud when he chose to blow the whistle on his former company's questionable business practices.In 2000, however, Crowe finally crossed over into the public's consciousness with, literally, a tour de force performance in Ridley Scott's glossy Roman epic Gladiator. The Dreamworks/Universal co-production was a major gamble from the outset, devoting more than 100 million dollars to an unfinished script (involving the efforts of at least half a dozen writers), an untested star (stepping into a role originally intended for Mel Gibson), and an all-but-dead genre (the sword-and-sandals adventure). Thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign and mostly positive notices, however, the public turned out in droves the first weekend of the film's release, and kept coming back long into the summer for Gladiator's potent blend of action, grandeur, and melodrama -- all anchored by Crowe's passionate man-of-few-words performance.Anticipation was high, then, for the actor's second 2000 showing, the hostage drama Proof of Life. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- the widely publicized affair between Crowe and his co-star Meg Ryan, the film failed to generate much heat during the holiday box-office season, and attention turned once again to the actor's star-making role some six months prior. In an Oscar year devoid of conventionally spectacular epics, Gladiator netted 12 nominations in February 2001, including one for its lead performer. While many wags viewed the film's eventual Best Picture victory as a fluke, the same could not be said for Crowe's Best Actor victory: nudging past such stiff competition as Tom Hanks and Ed Harris, Crowe finally nabbed a statue, affirming for Hollywood the talent that critics had first noticed almost ten years earlier.Crowe

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Unhinged The Man 2020
78% True History of the Kelly Gang Harry Power 2020
No Score Yet The Loudest Voice Roger Ailes 2019
81% Boy Erased Marshall Conlon Marshall Eamons 2018
No Score Yet Turtle Odyssey Narrator 2018
16% The Mummy Dr. Henry Jekyll $80.1M 2017
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
28% Fathers And Daughters Executive Producer Jack Davis 2016
92% The Nice Guys Jackson Healy $32.3M 2016
61% The Water Diviner Director Connor 2015
76% Noah Noah $101.2M 2014
13% Winter's Tale Pearly Soames $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet A New York Winter's Tale Actor 2014
86% Red Obsession Narrator $10.4K 2013
56% Man of Steel Jor-El $291.1M 2013
28% Broken City Mayor Nicolas Hostetler $19.7M 2013
69% Les Misérables Javert $148.8M 2012
51% The Man With the Iron Fists Jack Knife $15.7M 2012
51% The Next Three Days John Brennan $21.2M 2010
43% Robin Hood Robin Hood Producer $105.3M 2010
84% State of Play Cal McAffrey $37M 2009
40% Tenderness Lt. Cristofuoro 2008
55% Body of Lies Ed Hoffman $39.4M 2008
59% Bra Boys Narrator 2008
80% American Gangster Detective Richie Roberts $130.2M 2007
89% 3:10 to Yuma Ben Wade $53.6M 2007
25% A Good Year Max Skinner $7.4M 2006
No Score Yet Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World Actor 2006
No Score Yet Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard Actor 2006
No Score Yet He Changed Our World: Steve Irwin Memorial Tribute Actor 2006
No Score Yet Eucalyptus Actor 2006
No Score Yet Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed Actor 2006
80% Cinderella Man Jim Braddock $61.7M 2005
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Capt. Jack Aubrey $92.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Silver Brumby Actor 2003
No Score Yet 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts - Texas Actor 2003
No Score Yet 30 Odd Foot of Grunts - Texas Actor Producer 2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights Actor 2002
74% A Beautiful Mind John Nash 2001
39% Proof of Life Terry $31.2M 2000
76% Gladiator Gen. Maximus 2000
96% The Insider Jeffrey Wigand 1999
37% Mystery, Alaska John Biebe 1999
No Score Yet Heaven's Burning Colin O'Brien 1998
No Score Yet Breaking Up Steve 1997
99% L.A. Confidential Bud White 1997
14% Rough Magic Alex Ross 1997
No Score Yet For the Moment Lachlan 1996
No Score Yet Under the Gun Actor 1995
32% Virtuosity SID 6.7 1995
No Score Yet No Way Back Zak Grant 1995
67% The Sum of Us Jeff Mitchell 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Cort 1995
No Score Yet The Silver Stallion (The Silver Brumby) The Man 1993
No Score Yet Love in Limbo (Just One Night) Arthur Baskin 1993
79% Romper Stomper Hando 1993
67% The Efficiency Expert Kim Barry 1992
No Score Yet Robin Hood Producer 1991
94% Proof Andy 1991
No Score Yet Hammers over the Anvil East Driscoll 1991
No Score Yet Brides of Christ Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Crossing Johnny 1990
No Score Yet Blood Oath (Prisoners of the Sun) Lt. Corbett 1990

TV

Credit
56% The Loudest Voice
2019
Executive Producer Roger Ailes 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2010
2001
2000
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2010
2005
No Score Yet American Chopper
2003-2019
Appearing 2007
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2007
2006
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2005
No Score Yet Republic of Doyle
2010-2014

QUOTES FROM Russell Crowe CHARACTERS

Jackson Healy says: Didn't I tell you to go up to the roof? What are you doing down here?

Jackson Healy says: Did you fall?

Holland March says: I think I'm invincible! I don't think I can die!

Quintus says: People should know when they’re conquered.

Quintus says: People should know when they're conquered.

Gen. Maximus says: Would you, Quintus? Would I?

Narrator says: The surf has saved so many kids around here, and led to a lifestyle in the ocean instead of a lifestyle of crime.

John Nash says: There's no point in being nuts if you can't have some fun with it.

Maximus says: The frost.. sometimes it makes the blade stick

Tubal Cain says: You stand alone and defy me?

Noah says: I'm not alone.

Tubal Cain says: Did you really think you could protect yourself from me in that?

Noah says: It's not protection from you.

Noah says: He said he's going to destroy the world.

Noah says: Strength comes from the Creator.

Ham says: Is this the end of everything?

Ila says: Is this the end of everything?

Noah says: The beginning, the beginning of everything.

Narrator says: To please, not to impress

Narrator says: To please, not to impress.

Inspector Javert says: Unless you learn the meaning of the law...

Inspector Javert says: Unless you learn the meaning of the law.

Terry Thorne says: I like Mr Magoo.

Jor-El says: My son is twice the man you are. He will finish what we started, I can promise you that.

General Zod says: Tell me, you have Jor-El's consciousness. But can you experience his pain? I will harvest the codec from your son's corpse, and rebuild Krypton atop his bones.

Jor-El says: Our people can co-exist!

General Zod says: So we can suffer through years of pain trying to adapt like your son has?

Jor-El says: Your talking about genocide?

General Zod says: Yes! And I'm arguing about it with a ghost.

General Zod says: What have you done?

Jor-El says: We've had a child, Zod. A boy child. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries, and he will be free, free to forge his own destiny.

General Zod says: Heresy! Destroy it!

Jor-El says: goodbye my son

Jor-El says: Goodbye my son.

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod this is madness

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!

Jor-El says: Goodbye my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you.

Lara Lor-Van says: They'll kill him.

Jor-El says: How? He'll be a god to them.

Faora says: You will not win. For every human you save, we will kill a million more.

Jor-El says: Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first, the trust part comes later.

Faora-Ul says: You will not win. For every human you save, we will kill a million more.

Faora-Ul says: Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first, the trust part comes later.

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!

General Zod says: What I should have done years ago.

Jor-El says: I am your father Kal-El.

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!

General Zod says: What I should have done years ago. These lawmakers with their endless debates, have led krypton to ruin!

Jor-El says: And if your forces prevail? You'll be the leader of nothing!

General Zod says: Then join me, help me save our race. We'll start a new, we'll sever the degenerative bloodline that led us to this state.

Jor-El says: And who will decide which bloodline survives on, you?

Jor-El says: Every person can be a force of good.

Jor-El says: Every person can be a force for good, free to forge his own destiny.

Jor-El says: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

Jor-El says: What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?

Javert says: 24601!

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: The implant... I can't find it... It's gone....

Jor-El says: My son is twice the man you are.

Jor-El says: My son is twice the man you were.

Jor-El says: That's what the symbol means...hope

Jor-El says: You can save them. You can save them all!

Jor-El says: You can save them. You can save all of them.

Jor-El says: You've grown stronger here than I ever could've imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.

Lara Lor-Van says: He'll be an outcast. They'll kill him.

Jor-El says: How?

Robin Longstride says: Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.

Jor-El says: He'll be a god to them.

Jor-El says: Good-bye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel to you.

Jor-El says: Good-bye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you.

Lara Lor-Van says: He'll be an outcast. They'll kill him.

Jor-El says: How?

Maximus says: Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.

Jack Knife says: Unfortunately, Dagger, the gears of life move inexorably in only one direction.

Javert says: I am reaching, but I fall. And the stars are black and cold. As I stare into the void, of a world that can not hold. I'll escape now from that world, from a world of Jean Valjean. There is nowhere I can turn, there is no way to go on! *Jumps into Siene River, body smacks a dam and water carries him away*

Javert says: I am reaching, but I fall. And the stars are black and cold. As I stare into the void, of a world that can not hold. I'll escape now from that world, from a world of Jean Valjean. There is nowhere I can turn, there is no way to go on!

Inspector Javert says: Now prisonor 24601, your time is up and your parole's begun!

Maximus says: My name is Gladiator

Inspector Javert says: A man like you can never change

Inspector Javert says: A man like you can never change.

Mayor Hostetler says: Tell me things haven't changed!

Mayor Hostetler says: There are some wars you fight, and there are some wars you walk away from... This is the fighting kind.

Mayor Hostetler says: There are some wars you fight and some wars you walk away from, this is the fighting kind.

Inspector Javert says: You know nothing of Javert! I was born inside a jail! I was born with scum like you, I am from the gutter, too!

Inspector Javert says: Valjean, at last, we see each other plain...M'sieur le Mayor,' you'll wear a different chain...

Lt. Cristofuoro says: My wife says there are two kinds of people, those chasing pleasure and those running from pain.

Lt. Cristofuoro says: He's addicted to the intimacy of the kill, the tenderness.

Javert says: I am reaching, but I fall And the stars are black and cold As I stare into the void Of a world that cannot hold I'll escape now from the world From the world of Jean Valjean. There is nowhere I can turn There is no way to go on....

Javert says: I am reaching, but I fall And the stars are black and cold As I stare into the void Of a world that cannot hold I'll escape now from the world From the world of Jean Valjean. There is nowhere I can turn There is no way to go on...

Lt. Cristofuoro says: You're a psychopathic, Eric. You know it and I know it. You're going to kill again. And I want to prevent that from happening.

Lt. Cristofuoro says: Some people live for their pain.

Javert says: 5 years for what you did! the rest because you tried to escape...yes prisoner 24601!

Javert says: Five years for what you did! The rest because you tried to escape... yes prisoner 24601!

Javert says: Five years for what you did! The rest because you tried to run... yes prisoner 24601!

Jean Valjean says: My name is Jean Valjean!!

Jean Valjean says: My name is Jean Valjean!

Javert says: And I'm Javert! Do not forget my name! Do not forget me...24601

Javert says: And I'm Javert! Do not forget my name! Do not forget me... 24601.

Javert says: Stars in your multitudes, scarce to be counted, filling the darkness with order and light. You are the sentinels, silent and sure, keeping watch in the night.

Inspector Javert says: One day more to revolution, we will nip it in the bud! We'll be ready for these schoolboys; they will wet themselves with blood!

Jack Knife says: I always carry my gun [looks at his knife] to a knife fight.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Who decides reason?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: What truly is logic?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever â?¦ matter.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: [from deleted scene] Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.

Inspector Javert says: My name is Javert! Do not forget my name!

Thénardier says: I'm Javert! Do not forget my name!

Bud White says: What do I get if I give you your balls back, you wop cocksucker?

Dr. Stephen Maturin says: Jack, I fear you have burdened me with a debt I can never fully repay.

Captain Jack Aubrey says: Name a shrub after me. Something prickly and hard to eradicate.

Capt. Jack Aubrey says: Name a shrub after me. Something prickly and hard to eradicate.

Dr. Stephen Maturin says: A shrub? Nonsense! I shall name a new species of tortoise after you: Testudo Aubrey!

Dr. Stephen Maturin says: A shrub? Nonsense! I shall name a new species of tortoise after you: Testudo Aubreii!

Inspector Javert says: One more day 'til revolution we will nip it in the bud. We'll be ready for these school boys, they will wet themselves with blood.

Jack Knife says: I always carry my gun (looks at his knife) to a knife fight

Jack Knife says: I always carry my gun [looks at his knife] to a knife fight.

Poison Dagger says: "I'll see you in hell"

Poison Dagger says: I'll see you in hell.

Jack Knife says: "I suppose you will. Save me a seat by the fire."

Jack Knife says: I suppose you will. Save me a seat by the fire.

Jack Knife says: [Screaming] My name is Mister Knife, You may call me Jack.

Jackknife says: You are business. [looks at knife] This is pleasure.

Inspector Javert says: Do not forget my name.

Prison Guard says: "You walk out that door with him and you'll both be dead."

Prison Guard says: You walk out that door with him and you'll both be dead.

John Brennan says: "Shut up!" (duct tapes the guard's mouth)

John Brennan says: Shut up! [duct tapes the guard's mouth]

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: '' what is work without innovation. ''

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: What is work without innovation.

Jor-El says: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

Maximus says: What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Ed Hoffman says: So he wants to come to America in one piece instead of going to paraidse in a thousand... he should've thought of that before.

Hoffman's Wife says: Ed, it's 6:00 in the morning.

Ed Hoffman says: Saving civilization, honey.

Maximus says: What We Do In Life, Echos In Eternity.

Maximus says: What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Ed Hoffman says: Nobody is innocent in this shit, Ferris.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: What truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me to the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional, and back. I have made the most important discovery of my career - the most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. I am only here tonight because of you. You are the only reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.

Jor-El says: What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?

Jor-El says: "You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders."

Jor-El says: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders.

Jor-El says: What if child dream of becoming something other than what society intended? What if a child aspire to something greater.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: What truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me to the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional, and back. I have made the most important discovery of my career - the most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. I am only here tonight because of you.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: You are the only reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found.

Ben Wade says: Y'all spared no expense this time, Byron. Gotta say, though. It would've been cheaper just to let me rob the damn thing.

Jeffrey Wigand says: Absolutely brilliant!

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: There has to be a mathematical reason for how bad that tie is.

Maximus says: At my signal, unleash hell!

Jim Braddock says: If we can't stay together, that means we've lost, that means we've given up!

Jim Braddock says: This time around I know what I'm fighting for [reporter asks 'What's that, Jimmy?']

Jim Braddock says: Milk.

Maximus says: "Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Maximus says: Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus says: Are you not entertained?

Maximus says: "What we do in life.....echoes in eternity"

Maximus says: What we do in life... echoes in eternity.

Hansen says: Are you scared?

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Terrified. Petrified. Stupefied by you.

Bud White says: LAPD, shitbird. Get the fuck outta here or I'll call your wife to come get you!

John Forbes Nash Jr. says: Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.

Maximus says: At my signal..... unleash hell!

Maximus says: At my signal... unleash hell!