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  • Russell Crowe

    Born on April 7, 1964 in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

awards & nominations

Les Misérables (2012)

Russell Crowe as "Inspector Javert"

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's (Anne Hathaway) death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Russell Crowe as "Ben Wade"

Outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured. Wade must be brought to trial, so Dan Evans (Christian Bale), the owner of a drought-stricken ranch, volunteers to escort him to the train. Along the trail, a grudging respect forms between the men, but danger looms at every turn, and the criminal's men are in pursuit.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

American Gangster (2007)

Russell Crowe as "Richie Roberts"

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Cinderella Man (2005)

Russell Crowe as "Jim Braddock"

During the Great Depression, ex-boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) works as a day laborer until his former manager Joe Gould (Paul Giamatti) offers him a one-time slot against a rising young contender. After he wins a shocking upset, Braddock goes back into the ring full time, against the wishes of his frightened wife, Mae (Renée Zellweger). Dubbed "The Cinderella Man" for his rags-to-riches story, Braddock sets his sights on the defending champion, the fearsome Max Baer (Craig Bierko).

Golden Globe (2005) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Russell Crowe as "Jack "Lucky" Aubrey"

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Russell Crowe as "John Nash"

A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar. From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

Academy Award (2001) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2001) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Gladiator (2000)

Russell Crowe as "Maximus Decimus Meridius"

Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.

Academy Award (2000) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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