Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

  • Occupation Actor
  • Age: 59
  • Height: Height: 5' 9''
  • Place Of Birth: Wellington
  • Nationality: New Zealand

Russell Ira Crowe or more popularly known as Russell Crowe is a New Zealander actor, director, musician, and singer. He is best known for his role as Roman General Maximum Decimus Meridius in the epic historical film Gladiator that came in 2000. Russell won an Academy Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Empire Award, London Film Critics Circle Award, etc. along with 10 other nominations for this film.

Let’s know more about Russell Crowe net worth, his personal and professional life, income source, and a lot more. This will be very short but informative. Let’s get started.

Early Life

Russell Crowe was born on 7 April 1964 in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park, New Zealand. He is the son of Jocelyn Yvonne and John Alexander Crowe. Both of his parents were film set caterers. His father, John, also managed a hotel. Russell probably got the inspiration for acting from his parent’s career.

When Russell was four years old, the family shifted to Sydney, Australia. He appeared on screen for the first time in one episode of the Australian TV series Spyforce when he was only five or six years old. He attended Vaucluse Public School and Sydney Boys High School in Australia. After his family moved back to New Zealand, he attended Auckland Grammar School and Mount Roskill Grammar School.

  • Russell Crowe Education
  • School
    Vaucluse Public School
  • College
    Sydney Boys High School
  • University
    The National Institute of Dramatic Arts

Professional Life

Russell Crowe started his first professional theatre job in 1986. In 1988, he played Mickey in Australian production. He appeared on four episodes of Neighbours, a popular Australian soap opera in 1987. He was cast in his first film, The Crossing, in 1990.

He started acting in American films in 1995 where he co-starred with Denzel Washington, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. He was nominated for the Academy Award for films like The Insider, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, etc. He has appeared in more than 40 movies.

  • Height, Weight and Other Measurements
  • Height
    1.82 m / 5’ 9”
  • Weight
    122 Kg / 270 lbs
  • Chest Size
    51 in / 132 cm
  • Biceps
    16 in / 43 cm
  • Waist Size
    33 in / 86 cm
  • Eye Color
    Blue
  • Hair Color
    Light Brown
  • Shoe (Feet) Size
    11 (US)

Personal Life

Russell Crow met Danielle Spencer, an Australian singer, in 1989 when he was working on the film The Crossing. Later, he got attached to an American Actress called Meg Ryan. But Russell and Spencer reunited in 2001 and got married in 2003. This couple had two children together. They divorced in 2018.

  • Full Name
    Russell Ira Crowe
  • Date of Birth
    7 April 1964
  • Father
    John Alexander Crowe (Film Set Caterer and Hotel Manager) (Died in 2021)
  • Mother
    Jocelyn Yvonne Wemyss (Film Set Caterer)
  • Spouse
    Danielle Spencer (m. 2003–2018)
  • Sibling
    Terry Crowe (Brother)
  • Children
    Tennyson Spencer Crowe, Charles Spencer Crowe
  • Religion
    Christianity

Russell Crowe Net Worth & Income Source

Russell Crowe has earned $5 million for his role in the famous film Gladiator. He even earned more for many of his films so his film career is his main income source. But he also earned from directing movies and producing music. All of his films were highly paid.

  • Net Worth
    $120 Million
  • Nationality
    New Zealand
  • House
    400 hectare Nana Glen rural property near Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast
  • Cars
    Not Available
  • Marital Status
    Married
  • Income Source
    Actor, Director, Singer, Musician
  • Zodiac Sign
    Aries
  • Sexual Orientation
    Straight
  • Salary in 2021
    Under Review

Awards & Achievements

Crowe has earned awards like: ‘Oscar’ for ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘BAFTA,’ ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘A Beautiful Mind.’ He has also been honored with the ‘Centenary Medal’ for service to Australian society and Australian film production.

  • James Corden Favorite Things
  • Hockey Team
    Toronto Maple Leafs
  • English Soccer Club
    Leeds United AFC
  • Role Played By Him
    James J. Braddock in Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Actor
    Marlon Brando
  • Books
    The Magus (By John Fowles), The Princess Bride (By William Goldman), The Alchemist (By Paulo Coelho)

Russell Crowe Facts

  • In the late-2000s, Crowe became associated with the Canadian band ‘The Ordinary Fear of God’ and released albums like ‘My Hand, My Heart’ and ‘The Crowe/Doyle Songbook Vol III.’
  • He made a valuable donation to a Jewish elementary school while filming for ‘Cinderella Man.’
  • This Oscar-winning actor was reportedly under threat from ‘Al-Qaeda’ in 2001.
  • In recognition of his contributions to Australian film production and society, he was honored with the Australian Centenary Medal in New Year’s honors list.
  • As per his interview with GQ magazine in March 2005, Crowe was informed by the FBI agents prior to the 2001 Academy awards that the infamous terrorist group Al-Qaeda wanted to kidnap him.
  • In 2002, he was reported to have involved in a scuffle with New Zealand businessman Eric Watson at a Japanese restaurant in London.
  • In March 2006, he joined hands with businessman Peter Holmes to acquire a 75% stake in the NRL club South Sydney Rabbitohs.
  • In 2002, Premiere magazine included him at #28 in the yearly “Power 100” list.
  • He was offered the role of Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, he turned down the role as the shooting would conflict with the schedule for the biographical drama, A Beautiful Mind (2001).
  • In June 2005, the New York police authorities arrested and then charged Crowe with a second-degree assault for having thrown a telephone at the concierge at the hotel, he was staying in.
  • Crowe appeared in a series of special edition postage stamps called ‘Legends of the Screen,’ which featured Australian actors in 2009.
  • In June 2010, he had quit his smoking habit, which he had picked up at the age of 10. He was going through 60 cigarettes a day. He later relapsed to his smoking habit.
  • On March 30, 2021, Russell lost his father John Alexander Crowe in Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast of Australia. John was 85 at the time of death.

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