STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 40 this week

Russell Crowe


Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, and... See full bio »

What Movies Are Coming This Winter?

Black Panther

Superheroes, assassins, and Jaegers await you in our Winter Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Winter Movie Guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 15 images
updated 13 Jun 2013
 
a list of 16 images
updated 23 Apr 2015
 
a list of 25 images
updated 13 Oct 2015
 
a list of 40 images
updated 03 Dec 2016
 
a list of 69 images
updated 22 hours ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 19 Jul 2011
 
a list of 27 people
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 people
created 02 Mar 2014
 
a list of 31 people
created 13 Apr 2014
 
a list of 25 people
created 05 Jan 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Russell Crowe's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Les Misérables
(2012)
Gladiator
Gladiator Maximus
(2000)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind John Nash
(2001)
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential Bud White
(1997)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (57 credits)
 2018 Boy Erased (post-production)
Marshall
 2017 War Machine
Bob White (uncredited)
 2017 The Mummy
Henry Jekyll
 2017 The Nice Guys: Word of the Day (Short)
Jackson Healy
 2016 The Nice Guys
Jackson Healy
 2015 Fathers & Daughters
Jake Davis
 2014 The Water Diviner
Connor
 2014 Noah
Noah
 2014 Winter's Tale
Pearly Soames
 2013 Man of Steel
Jor-El
 2013 Broken City
Mayor Hostetler
 2012 Les Misérables
Javert
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists
Jack Knife
 2012 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Boyd Kelley
- Streets of St. John's (2012) ... Boyd Kelley
 2010 The Next Three Days
John Brennan
 2010 Robin Hood
Robin Longstride
 2009 State of Play
Cal McAffrey
 2009 Tenderness
Lt. Cristofuoro
 2008 Body of Lies
Ed Hoffman
 2007 American Gangster
Richie Roberts
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Ben Wade
 2006 A Good Year
Max Skinner
 2005 Cinderella Man
Jim Braddock
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
John Nash
 2000 Proof of Life
Terry Thorne
 2000 Gladiator
Maximus
 1999 The Insider
Jeffrey Wigand
 1999 Mystery, Alaska
John Biebe
 1997 Breaking Up
Steve
 1997 Heaven's Burning
Colin
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Bud White
 1996 The Spell of the Yukon (Short)
Reader (voice)
 1995 Rough Magic
Alex Ross
 1995 Virtuosity
SID 6.7
 1995 No Way Back
FBI Agent Zack Grant
 1994 The Sum of Us
Jeff Mitchell
 1993 For the Moment
Lachlan
 1993 The Silver Brumby
The Man
 1993 Love in Limbo
Arthur Baskin
 1993 Hammers Over the Anvil
East Driscoll
 1992 The Late Show (TV Series)
Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
- Episode #1.20 (1992) ... Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
 1992 Romper Stomper
Hando
 1992 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
- The Right Stuff (1992) ... Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Kim Barry
 1991 Proof
Andy
 1991 Acropolis Now (TV Series)
Danny O' Brian
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Greeks (1991) ... Danny O' Brian
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Dominic Maloney
- Rosemary (1991) ... Dominic Maloney
 1990 The Crossing
Johnny
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Lt. Corbett
 1988 Living with the Law (TV Series)
Gary Harding
 1987 Neighbours (TV Series)
Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.596 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.589 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.588 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
- Episode #1.581 (1987) ... Kenny Larkin
 1977 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
Russell
- Episode #1.83 (1977) ... Russell (uncredited)
 1972 Spyforce (TV Series)
Orphan
- The Saviour: Part 2 (1972) ... Orphan (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (182 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (54 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the title role in the musical "Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom" - Melbourne (1989). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 31 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

|

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Oliver Reed] Mate, he did that to himself. I have little time for the Oliver Reeds of this business. I'm not pleased that he's gone. In fact, I never had a drink with Oliver, because I didn't want to encourage him. I'll go for long periods without a drink. When I'm on the farm by myself, it's not something I even think about. But I'm not afraid to have a beer in front of a studio executive. ... See more »

Trivia:

Tried a music career as a rockabilly singer sporting a large pompadour hairdo, playing under the name Russ Le Roq. Titled his first single, "I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando". Later admitted that he had never even seen a Brando movie when he wrote and recorded the song. Ironically, he went on later to play Jor-El in Man of Steel (2013), the same character that Brando iconically performed in ... See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke-burnished voice See more »

Nickname:

Rusty See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

This week on "The IMDb Show," La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith lets us in on his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch the show