Spirited New Zealandian, Russell Crowe, is an Oscar winning Hollywood actor, known for his roles in historical fiction blockbusters and other outstanding performances.

He was born in Wellington, April 7th 1964. His parents were cateters on movie sets, so Crowe had spent a great deal of his childhood days surrounded by magic of movie industry world.

He did few small parts while still a child; he played a role of an orphan in TV series titled “Spyforce”, at the age of six.

This talented Hollywood actor was always interested in acting and music. While we all know him for his screenplay achievments, a few people know Crowe had a rock band back at home. Apart from acting, Crowe sings, plays a guitar and writes song lyrics.

His music talents got him several musical roles, back in the 80s. He had a role in the production of “Grease” musical, followed by “Rocky Horror Picture Show”,” Blood Brothers” musical, “Blood Oath” feature film,” The Crossing” and “The Efficienty Experts”. All of those were filmed between the mid 80s to mid 90s.

Crowe has started to build his path to the international fame acting in “Proof” (1992, won Australian Fim Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor) and portraying a controversial Nazi skinhead character in “Romper Stomper” (1993, won Best Actor statue). A

fter those two, he had the remarkable gay plumber role in “The Sum of Us” (1994). Crowe has continued to pursue his way to Hollywood glory acting in “The Quick and the Dead”, with DiCaprio, Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman (1995). He had also appeared in several less known movies, with famous Bridget Fonda and Selma Hayek.

However, Crowe hasn’t got the appreciation of the movie empire until neo noir “L.A. Confidential”, in the late 90s.

After several other achievements, Crowe was raised on Hollywood piedestal for his amazing performance in Ridley Scots’ ambitious historical epopee, “Gladiator” (2000). Alongside with his shiny Hollywood career, Crowe won the bad boy reputation, raising numerous dramatic headlines, all associeted with his allegedly quick temper.

In 2000, he was involved in a love afffair with actress Meg Ryan, whom he split soon after. In 2003, Crowe married Danielle Spencer, a singer and actress, but they doivorced nine years later.

No matter of his temper and all the speculations, Crowe did a breathtaking performances during 2000s in “ Beautiful Mind”, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World”, “Cinderella Man” , “A Good Year”,  “American Gangster”, “Body of Lies” and “State of Play”. His Hollywood career doesn’t seem to get faded away.

He had a major role in Ridley Scot’s “Robin Hood” (2010.), then followed “The Man with the Iron Fist” (2012.) and finally he had an opportunity to enjoy his music skills, singing and acting in “Les Miserables”, later the same year. The last notable roles of this New Zealandian bad boy came in 2013, in “Broken City” and “Man of Steel”.

Russell confessed he likes villain roles the best, considering them attractive for their commitment and motivation good guys often lack off in the world of Hollywood magic.

Apart from making dramatic headlines for his luxury life caprices, such as playing football game at Sidney top list hotel, Crowe may not be the villain.

He is, however, completely committed to his movie star lifestyle.

Quick Summary

Full Name: Russell Ira Crowe

Date of Birth: April 7th, 1964

Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand

Age: 55

Profession: Actor, producer

Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80m)

Weight: 121 kg

Net Worth: $75 million