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Did You Know?
... that although he spent most of his life in Australia, Russell Crowe was actually born in New Zealand.
... that Russell Crowe's career got the boost it needed in America thanks to none other than Sharon Stone. Sharon saw him in Romper Stomper and wanted him for her modern-Western The Quick and the Dead. When he wasn't available for the production start time, Sharon had the filming postponed until his schedule cleared up. Ironincally, much of his role ended up on the cutting room floor in the final cut of the movie, but what was left got the notice of Hollywood filmmakers and the rest as we say, was history.
... that Russell Crowe had a rock band called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. They have a album and a concert DVD, find out more about it in the Music of Russell Crowe.
... that Russell Crowe is the majority owner of the Australian professional rugby team the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Visit the Official South Sydney Rabbitohs Site to learn more about the team.
... Russell Crowe appeared with James Lipton in an episode of Inside the Actors Studio. Courtesy of Hulu we bring you a short clip where Russell Crowe explains how important preparation is when is is getting ready to play a part. You can see the whole episode in Inside the Actors Studio: Leading Men
... Just for fun: In one of the strangest advertisements you will ever see, a very young, very skinny Russell Crowe plays an aspiring Bible College applicant. We like to think we have a good eye for spotting future Academy Award winners but we aren't sure we would have seen the potential here.
2002 Golden Globe Awards
On January 20, 2002 the biggest and brightest stars of the television and motion picture industry gathered at the Beverly Hills Hilton to be honored by the Foreign Press Association for their work in the year 2001 at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Destination Hollywood was there and so was ...
... Russell Crowe who won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe for his role in A Beautiful Mind.
2001 Golden Globe Awards
On January 21, 2001 the biggest and brightest stars of the television and motion picture industry gathered at the Beverly Hills Hilton to be honored by the Foreign Press Association for their work in the year 2000 at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Destination Hollywood was there and so was ...
... Russell Crowe was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Perfomance by An Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his work in "Gladiator"