Russell Ira Crowe is a Wellington, New Zealand-born actor, film producer, and musician.
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 7, 1964. It is true that he is the son of Jocelyn Yvonne and John Alexander Crowe. Crowe’s family relocated to Australia when he was 4 years old. From a very young age, he attended Sydney Boys High School and was active in acting.
In the early 1980s, Crowe aspired to be a musician and performed as ‘Russ Le Roq’ on stage. He recorded numerous singles, including ‘I Just Want to Be Like Marlon Brando,’ and played at Auckland’s ‘The Venue’ in 1984.
Crowe’s 2000 performance in Ridley Scott’s British-American epic historical movie ‘Gladiator’ was a significant turning point in his career. The film earned him his first Academy Award in the category of “Best Actor.”
Crowe was cast in American Gangster in 2007 because he was Scott’s favourite actor. Alongside Denzel Washington, he starred in the biographical crime drama picture, which impressed critics with its story and acting.