Russell Crowe Biography (1964-)

Full name, Russell Ira Crowe; born April 7, 1964, in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand; son of Alex (a movie set caterer and hotel manager) and Jocelyn (a movie set caterer) Crowe; grandson of Stan Wemyss (a cinematographer); married Danielle Spencer (a singer and actress), April 7, 2003; children: Charles Spencer. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: PMK/HBH 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Bedford and Pearce Management, P.O. Box171, Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia.

Nationality
New Zealander
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
April 7, 1964
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Lieutenant Jack Corbett, Prisoners of the Sun (also known as Blood Oath), Paramount Home Video, 1991
  • Andy, Proof, Fine Line, 1992
  • Kim, The Efficiency Expert (also known as Spotswood), Miramax, 1992
  • Johnny, The Crossing, South Gate Entertainment, 1992
  • The man, The Silver Stallion (also known as The Silver Brumby and as The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies), Skouras Pictures, 1993
  • Hando, Romper Stomper, Academy, 1993
  • Lachlan, For the Moment (also known as Un temps pour aimer), 1993
  • East Driscoll, Hammers over the Anvil, 1993
  • Arthur Baskin, Love in Limbo (also known as Just One Night), 1993
  • Jeff Mitchell, The Sum of Us, Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • Sid 6.7, Virtuosity, Paramount, 1995
  • Alec Ross, Rough Magic (also known as Miss Shumway jette un sort), Savoy, 1995
  • Cort, The Quick and the Dead, TriStar, 1995
  • Bud White, L.A. Confidential, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Steve, Breaking Up (also known as Turning Love), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Colin O'Brien, Heaven's Burning, Trimark Home Video, 1997
  • John Biebe, Mystery, Alaska, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Jeffrey Wigand, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Maximus, Gladiator, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Terry Thorne, Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000
  • John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, Universal, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Maximus Decimus Meridius (in Gladiator), Ultimate Fights from the Movies, Flixmix, 2002
  • Himself, Texas (documentary), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002
  • Himself, 60 Odd Hours in Italy (documentary short film), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002
  • Captain Jack Aubrey, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, Texas (documentary), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002
  • Director, 60 Odd Hours in Italy (documentary short film), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Young Doctors, 1978
  • Kenny Larkin, Neighbours, Ten Network, 1987
  • Gary Harding, Living with the Law, Australian Broadcast Network, 1988
  • Miniseries
  • Dominic Maloney, Brides of Christ, Arts and Entertainment, Channel4, and Australian Broadcast Network, 1991
  • Movies
  • FBI Agent Zack Grant, No Way Back, HBO, 1996
  • Specials
  • Himself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 2000
  • Himself, Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport (documentary), TheLearning Channel, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Happy Birthday 2 You, TV2, 2000
  • Honoree, GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Himself, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Himself, The "Billy Elliot" Boy (documentary; also known as Omnibus: The Billy Elliot Boy), BBC, 2001
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • Presenter, Brit Awards 2002, ITV, 2002
  • Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2002
  • Himself, Inside: A Beautiful Mind (documentary), 2002
  • Himself, The 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild, TNT, 2002
  • Himself, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (documentary), AMC, 2002
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 2002
  • Himself, E! 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment History (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Himself, Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (documentary), AMC, 2003
  • (Archive footage of movie scenes) Celebrity Naked Ambition (documentary), Channel 5, 2003
  • Himself, InStyle Celebrity Weddings, ABC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Orphan, "The Saviour: Part 2," Spyforce, Nine Network, 1972
  • Danny O'Brian, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Greeks," Acropolis Now, SevenNetwork, 1991
  • Shirty, the slightly aggressive bear, The Late Show, Australian Broadcast Network, 1992
  • Constable Tom "Bomber" Young, "The Right Stuff," Police Rescue, Australian Broadcast Network, 1992
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1999, 2003
  • Himself, Rove Live, Ten Network, 2001, 2003
  • Himseelf, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003
  • Himself, The Ray Martin Show, 2001
  • Himself, Parkinson, BBC, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Himself, "A Man for All Stages: Life and Times of Christopher Plummer," Life and Times, CBC, 2002
  • Himself, "Oscar Nominations," Seitenblicke, 2002
  • Himself, "Oscar Special," Leute heute, 2002
  • Himself, "25 Toughest Stars," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Himself, Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Australian Broadcast Network, 2003
  • Himself, Tinseltown.TV, 2003
  • Himself, Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 2003
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Himself, "Kurkistus Kylien hameen alle," 4Pop, 2003
  • Himself, "Suuri Hollywood elokuvaspesiaali," 4Pop, 2003
  • Himself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003
  • Himself, "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons," The Greatest, 2003
  • Cold Pizza, ESPN2, 2003
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, 2003
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Grease, Australian production, 1983
  • Blood Brothers, 1989
  • Major Tours
  • Dr. Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Show, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1986-1988
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; with 30 Odd Foot of Grunts
  • The Photograph Kills, 1996
  • What's Her Name, 1997
  • Bastard Life or Clarity, Artemis Records, 2001
  • Also recorded Gaslight and The Calling Card Reference Demo Bootleg Not for Retail Consumption Album.
  • Singles
  • (As Rus Le Roq) "I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando," 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 1994, p. 14; June 30, 1995, p. 41;August 18, 2000, p. 34; February 23, 2001, p. 26; February 22, 2002, p. 24
    • Interview, September, 1997, p. 92
    • People Weekly, October 6, 1997, p. 154; October 9, 2000, p. 108; March 5, 2001, p. 14; March 26, 2001, p. 86; April 21, 2003, p. 60; December 1, 2003, p. 87
    • Time, November 10, 2003, pp. 78, 82
    • USA Weekend, November 10, 1995

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