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Russell Crowe

Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries. The second, The Sum of Us, helped put him on the American map, so to speak. Sharon Stone heard of him from Romper Stomper and wanted him for her film, The Quick and the Dead. But filming on The Sum of Us had already begun. Sharon is reported to have held up shooting until she had her gunslinger-Crowe, for her film. With The Quick and the Dead under his belt as his first American film, the second was offered to him soon after. Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington, put Russell in the body of a Virtual Serial Killer, Sid6.7 ... a role unlike any he had played so far. Virtuosity, a Sci-Fi extravaganza, was a fun film and, again, opened the door to even more American offers. L.A. Confidential, Russell's third American film, brought him the US fame and attention that his fans have felt he deserved all along. Missing the Oscar nod this time around, he didn't seem deterred and signed to do his first film with The Walt Disney Company, Mystery, Alaska. He has recently achieved even more success and awards for his performances in Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.

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"Man of Steel" Dads: Who'd You Rather?

"Man of Steel" Dads
WHO'D YOU RATHER?

Kevin Coster (58) plays Superman's Earth dad Pa Kent in the 2013 action adventure film "Man of Steel" -- while Russell Crowe (49) plays Superman's space dad Jor-El on the planet Krypton.The… READ MORE >

Russell Crowe -- UFO Expert Calls BS On Spaceship Video

Russell Crowe
UFO Expert Calls BS On Spaceship Video

Russell Crowe did NOT see an alien spaceship outside his Australia office recently ... despite some pretty convincing footage he posted on the Internet ... so says a rep for the biggest… READ MORE >

- 406 days ago
Russell Crowe -- Help! I Got Lost Kayaking

Russell Crowe
Help! I Got Lost Kayaking

Russell Crowe was "Les Miserables" Saturday night -- when he got lost in the waters of Long Island while kayaking and had to be rescued (kind of) by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Academy-Award… READ MORE >

- 594 days ago
Russell Crowe Weight Loss -- Not a Big Star Anymore

Russell Crowe
Not a Big Star Anymore

Whatever Oscar winner Russell Crowe is doing it appears to be working.The 47-year-old looked a lot fitter and leaner in Sydney on Monday (left) than he did back in L.A. six months ago (right).A… READ MORE >

- 851 days ago
Eli Roth: Russell Crowe Is NOT Anti-Semitic

Eli Roth: Russell Crowe Is NOT Anti-Semitic

Eli Roth is outraged that a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter took what he says was a "joking exchange between friends" -- Eli and Russell Crowe -- and then attacked Crowe as being… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago
Russell Crowe Clipped by Firetruck

Russell Crowe Clipped by Firetruck

A firetruck slammed into Russell Crowe's ride during a movie shoot in Pittsburgh yesterday -- problem is, it wasn't in the script.Crowe and co-star Elizabeth Banks were shooting a scene inside a… READ MORE >

- 1648 days ago
Russell Crowe's Aerobic Smoke Out

Russell Crowe's Aerobic Smoke Out

Russell Crowe knows there is nothing like a last minute cancer stick before going for a healthy bike ride.The 45-year-old "Insider" star smoked a cig as he embarked on a morning workout in… READ MORE >

- 1692 days ago
Russell Crowe Is In a Body of Lies

Russell Crowe Is In a Body of Lies

Who would have thought the once ripped "Gladiator" star would look like he ate his former self. Crickey! See Also Crowe to Photog -- Stop Being an Ass! Russell Really Knows How to Ride It  READ MORE >

- 2030 days ago
Snoop's Oz Wizard -- Russell Crowe?

Snoop's Oz Wizard
Russell Crowe?

File this at the Deptartment of WTF: Snoop Dogg will be allowed to enter Australia after all, and it's Russell Crowe who opened the door.Snoop's visa to Oz was held up by gov officials Down Under… READ MORE >

- 2046 days ago
Crowe to Photog -- Stop Being an Ass!

Crowe to Photog -- Stop Being an Ass!

Crack is whack -- especially when it comes from a photographer's low-hanging pants.insertBCSinglePlayer(1504332577);Russell Crowe was mortified by the grotesque sights in Beverly Hills yesterday.… READ MORE >

- 2195 days ago

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