Russell Ira Crowe is an actor and filmmaker. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia since 1985. He gained recognition for his roles in the crime film L.A. Confidential (1997) and the drama The Insider (1999). For his portrayal of Jeffrey Wigand in the latter, Crowe received his first Oscar nomination, and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the historical drama Gladiator (2000). Crowe's portrayal of the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001) won him the Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Crowe starred in the period film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and portrayed James J. Braddock in the biopic Cinderella Man (2005), while continuing his commercially successful collaboration with Ridley Scott in the romantic comedy A Good Year (2006), the spy thriller Body of Lies (2008), and the action film Robin Hood (2010). He starred in the crime film American Gangster (2007), the western 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and the thriller State of Play (2009), all of which were critical successes. Crowe later starred in the musical drama Les Misérables (2012), the superhero film Man of Steel (2013), the epic film Noah (2014), and the action comedy The Nice Guys (2016). In 2014, he made his directorial debut with the drama The Water Diviner, in which he also starred. For his performance in the drama miniseries The Loudest Voice (2019), Crowe received a Golden Globe Award. He has been the co-owner of the National Rugby League (NRL) team South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2006.
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