Career Watch is a bi-weekly column by veteran film reporter and Moviefone guest-blogger Anne Thompson. Every other week, Thompson will look at the career of a major Hollywood star, analyze the moves they've made thus far and offer career advice on where they could or should head from here. This week: Russell Crowe.

Signature Line
: "Are you not entertained?" -- Maximus Decimus Meridius in 'Gladiator.'

Career Peaks: Burly "man's man" Russell Crowe has been entertaining moviegoers since his breakout in the early '90s award-winning Australian films 'Proof' and 'Romper Stomper.' He earned great reviews as a detective wooing Kim Basinger in 1997's 'L.A. Confidential' ($64.6 million domestic), as heroic Captain James Aubrey in 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' ($94 million), and as a muscular yet sensitive Roman general-turned-slave in the Ridley Scott sword-and-sandal epic 'Gladiator,' his highest-grossing film to date ($187 million).
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