RUSSELL CROWE (Marshall Eamons) is an Academy Award winner
who is regarded as one of the finest actors of our time. Crowe's many acting
honors include three consecutive Best Actor Oscar nominations: for his work in
the acclaimed 1999 drama The Insider; the 2000 Best Picture winner, Gladiator,
for which he took home the Oscar; and 2001's Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind.
In addition to the Academy Award, Crowe's performance as Maximus, the Roman
general-turned-gladiator in Ridley Scott's Gladiator, earned him Best Actor
honors from several critics' organizations, including the Broadcast Film Critics
and London Film Critics Circle. He also received Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and
Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
The year prior, Crowe had gained his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of
tobacco company whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in Michael Mann's fact-based drama
The Insider. He was also named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics
Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, National Society of Film
Critics and National Board of Review, and garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and
SAG Award nominations.
Crowe's masterful portrayal of Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr. in
Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind brought him his third Oscar nomination, as well as
his third consecutive Critics' Choice Award from the Broadcast Film Critics
Association. He also won Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Awards, and several other
critics groups' Best Actor Awards. Reuniting with Howard in 2005, Crowe earned
Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, and won an Australian Film Institute
(AFI) Award, for his portrayal of Jim Braddock in Cinderella Man.
In 2015, Crowe made his directorial debut on the sweeping epic The Water
Diviner, in which he also starred. The film won three Australian Academy of
Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture. Additional credits
include Jackson Healy in The Nice Guys. Noah in Darren Aronofsky's epic biblical
drama Noah; Jake Davis in Gabriele Muccino's Fathers & Daughter's; Pearly Soames
in Akiva Goldsman's Winter's Tale; Jor-El, Superman's father, in Zack Snyder's
Man of Steel; Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper's acclaimed screen adaptation of
the musical Les Miserables; and Mayor Hostetler in Allen Hughes' Broken City. He
was last seen in Universal's
modern-day reboot, The Mummy alongside Tom Cruise and will next be seen in Joel
Edgerton's Boy Erased with Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges.
Born in New Zealand, Crowe was raised in Australia, where he was first
honored for his work on the big screen and began gaining international
attention. He was recognized for three consecutive years by the AFI, starting in
1990, when he was nominated for Best Actor for The Crossing. In 1991, he won the
AFI's Best Supporting Actor Award for Proof. The following year, he received
Best Actor Awards from the AFI and the Australian Film Critics for his
performance in Romper Stomper. Additionally, the 1993 Seattle International Film
Festival named him Best Actor for his work in both Romper Stomper and Hammers
Over the Anvil.
Crowe made his American film debut in 1995 in Sam Raimi's Western The Quick
and the Dead. He went on to earn acclaim for his role in Curtis Hanson's crime
drama L.A. Confidential. His early film credits also include Mystery, Alaska,
Heaven's Burning, Virtuosity, The Sum of Us, For the Moment, Love in Limbo, The
Silver Brumby, The Efficiency Expert and Prisoners of the Sun.
He has since starred in a long and diverse list of films, including the
Ridley Scott-directed projects A Good Year, American Gangster, Body of Lies and
Robin Hood. Among his other credits are Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The
Far Side of the World, for which Crowe earned a Golden Globe nomination; Taylor
Hackford's Proof of Life; 3:10 to Yuma, with Christian Bale; Kevin Macdonald's
State of Play, with Ben Affleck; Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days; and RZA's The
Man with the Iron Fists.
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