Russell Crowe was born in Wellington (New Zealand) April 7, 1964. At the age of four years with Russell and his family moved to Australia, where he immediately gets into the epicentre of show business. On-screen début in the Australian show “Spayfors.”
Work out some time in rock music, but never achieving success in this field, Russell for several years earning a living by working busboy. In the Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney do not want to, considering themselves too experienced to have someone to learn. Becomes a big success in the role of “The Rocky Horror Show” (1986-1988) which brings the actor his first fame. Combining work as a waiter with the shooting in the TV show, Russell finds time to participate in various audition.
Soon received minor roles in the TV series “Neighbours” and the film “Prisoners of the Sun”. The first serious work of Russell becomes the main role in the movie “Crossroads” (1990) by George Ogilvie. Australian Film Institute Award for actor gets a minor role in the film “Proof” (1991). But the real success came to the actor only in 1992, with a major role in the controversial film “Skins” (1992), which became one of Australia’s highest-grossing projects 92 years. For his role in this film actor gets another award: the Australian Guild of Film Critics and the Australian Film Institute.
After this role, Hollywood producers one after another beginning to invite Russell to only commercial projects. Awkwardness out of the painting “Quick and the Dead” (1995) and “Virtuosity” (1995), but these failures in no way affect the reputation of the actor, and in 1996 Curtis Hanson invites actor for a starring role in the film “LA Confidential -Anzhelesa “(1997). Painting claimed the Oscar in nine categories, two of which it was awarded.
Russell is great in the movie “The Insider” (1999) in which he is paired with world cinema legend Al Pacino. Have not received the “Oscar” for the picture (nominated for Best Actor), Russell gets it next year for his role as Maximus in the commercial superhit “Gladiator” (2000), gathered in worldwide box office a little less than half a billion dollars.
Work in the film “Gladiator” actor brings not only international fame but also brings it to a new level of fees. So if for the role of Maximus he was paid 5 million, then for his role in the failed “Proof of Life” has 7.5 million. Exactly twice as much (15 million) Russell receives for his role in the movie “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). Gets however, absolutely deserved, making a huge contribution to the success of the implementation of the magnificent paintings of the image of genius mathematician Nash. This role brings the actor and another Oscar nomination.
Ticket to the elite club of twenty million (refers to actors’ fees) for Russell becomes a role in the film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2003).
Which actor received honoraria for their next role is not known, the fact remains that without exaggeration brilliantly he plays in each of them – “Cinderella Man” (2005), “A Good Year” (2006), “The train to Yuma” (2007) “American Gangster” (2007), “Body of Lies” (2008), “Tenderness” (2009), “Robin Hood” (2010), “Les Miserables (2012). Stellar career Crowe continues.

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