Russell Crowe was born in New Zealand on April 7, 1964 to Alex and Jocelyn Crowe.
The actor received his first leading role at the age of 25, when George Ogilvy cast him in the movie “Crossroads.” In 1991, Russell Crowe already won his first award for Best Supporting Actor in the film “Proof” from the Australian Film Institute.
Real popularity came to Russell after the role of a skinhead in the film “Skinheads” (1992), which became one of the highest-grossing projects of the year in Australia.
This opened the way for the actor to Hollywood. In 1995, he starred in the film The Quick and the Dead, then in the films Virtuality and L.A. Confidential. In 2000, Russell Crowe was awarded an Academy Award for his role in the film Gladiator.
He was also nominated for this prestigious award in 1999 for The Insider and in 2001 for A Beautiful Mind. The actor’s filmography includes such films as “Masters of the Seas: At the End of the Earth,” “Gangster,” “Robin Hood” and others.
The film takes place in 180. The film tells the story of the revenge of the Roman commander Maximus, who was unjustly offended by the Emperor Commodus. According to the plot of the film, the disgraced Maximus becomes a gladiator and in the final defeats the emperor in the circus arena.
The film brought Russell Crowe real fame and an Oscar statuette.
In addition to the award for Best Actor, the historical film collected four more: Best Picture, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
In the post-war years, Los Angeles was overwhelmed by a wave of organized crime. The gangs became more and more dangerous, and the mafiosi turned into living legends of the time. But one day Mickey Cohen, a mafia boss, goes to prison. It’s not hard to guess that a real war is breaking out over the place of the city’s main mafioso. At this time, Mickey’s assistants die one after another.
To restore peace to the city, the Los Angeles police join the fight against criminals. However, during the investigation, three police officers turn into real enemies.
The plot of the adventure drama Noah, directed by American film director Darren Aronofsky, is based on a famous biblical story.
The main character of the film, Noah, has always been a righteous man. One day he began to receive terrible news about the impending end of the world. He realized that in this way God was trying to tell him that a global flood was coming. He will completely destroy the world, mired in sins and violence.
Noah began building a huge ship that would protect his family from the elements. He also had to take a pair of each living creature on board, so that after the water receded, the Earth would get a second chance at life.
The Nice Guys (2016)
Hired security guard Jackson Gealey and private detective Goland March are forced to work together to solve the case of a missing girl that becomes the crime of the century. Will men be able to solve a complex puzzle if each of them has their own, rather individual methods?
The story is about Geoffrey Wigand. He loses his position as vice president of one of the largest tobacco companies. And all because he made a fuss about a substance that is part of the cigarettes he produces. This component causes real addiction among smokers.
With the support of popular TV presenter Lowell Bergman, Jeffrey begins the fight for justice. But influential people are doing everything to hush this matter up. Fortunately, they won’t succeed. Having lost their jobs, family and friends, two ordinary men begin a real war with the tobacco leaders.
Master of the Seas: At the End of the Earth (2003)
The events of the film take place during the Napoleonic Wars. The captain of the British navy, the brave Jack Aubrey, and his friend, a ship’s doctor named Stephen Maturin, receive a dispatch containing an order to find and neutralize the French ship Acheron. The destruction of this ship should radically affect the course of the war.
However, the Acheron attacks them first. After the attack, the Sudden One loses many crew members and suffers severe damage. But even despite these circumstances, Captain Aubrey begins to pursue his enemy and begins an unprecedented crossing of two oceans. Now Jack’s reputation, his own life and the lives of his crew are on the line.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
In the story, America is just beginning to recover from a bloody civil war. The railway stretches across deserted lands; companies involved in its construction are buying up farm plots of local landowners. One of them is Dan Evans, a veteran of the Northern army. The owner of the railway company wants to buy his land, Evans resists, but due to his debts he has no way out.
Soon Evans’ luck smiles when Ben Wade’s gang is arrested in the area. He must be taken to the train station and put on a train to Yuma, a city where there is a federal court. Dan Evans volunteers to be one of the escorts for a fee of $200.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Nash – the main character, a promising student. One day John moves to Priston, where he finds no contact with the surrounding society. While skipping classes, John immerses himself in research. Afterwards he continued his brilliant career as a teacher.
A certain CIA agent Parcher offers the hero to work on a special task. But after taking up this case, an attempt is made on Nash’s life, and he miraculously remains alive.
Russell Crowe this time only receives an Oscar nomination; the film itself received awards in four categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay.
The actor also receives due recognition for his poignant performance, winning Best Actor nominations from the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Les Miserables (2012)
The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who later became the mayor of a French town. He agrees to take care of Cosette, Fantine’s illegitimate daughter.
But, as a fugitive, he is forced to hide from police inspector Javert. The plot spans 17 years and takes place against the backdrop of revolutionary events that take place in the film, ending with the Parisian uprising of 1832.
Cinderella Man (2005)
Boxer Jim Braddock has been defeated for several fights in a row. Nobody needs “whipping boys,” so Jim is forced to leave the sport. To support his family during the Great Depression, Braddock takes on any job.
Time passes and one day Jim is given the opportunity to return to the ring. He grasps at this straw and achieves unprecedented success. He defeats one opponent after another. The pinnacle of Jim Braddock’s professional career was his fight with world champion Max Baer.