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Russell Crowe net worth:
$75 Million

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Russell Ira Crowe, commonly known as Russell Crowe, is a famous New Zealand film producer and director, actor, as well as a musician. Russell Crowe rose to prominence in 2000, when he played the main role in Ridley Scott’s historical drama film called “Gladiator”, in which he appeared alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed and Djimon Hounsou. A box office success with over $457 million grossed worldwide, “Gladiator” put Russell Crowe into the limelight. For his portrayal of Maximus Decimus Meridius, Crowe received an Academy Award, while his character was featured in a list of “100 Heroes and Villains”, compiled by the American Film Institute. Since then, Russell Crowe has been featured in a variety of popular films, including “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington and Norman Reedus, Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables” starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, and Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Kevin Costner. More recently, in 2014, Crowe has starred in “Noah”, in which he appeared alongside Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson, and “Winter’s Tale” with Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay.

A well-known actor and producer, how rich is Russell Crowe? According to sources, Russell Crowe’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million, the majority of which he has earned from his appearances in films, as well as his involvement in the music industry.

Russell Crowe Net Worth $75 Million

Russell Crowe was born in 1964, in Wellington, New Zealand, but when he was a child, his family chose to settle down in Sydney, Australia. When he was 5 years old, Crowe had already received his first acting role, which was in an Australian television series called “Spyforce”, in which he appeared alongside Jack Thompson. Later, he made an appearance in the soap opera entitled “The Young Doctors”. Initially, Crowe studied at Sydney Boys High School, but when his family returned to New Zealand, he enrolled in Auckland Grammar School. He then studied at the Mount Roskill Grammar School, however he dropped his studies in order to focus on his acting career. When he was 21 years old, Crowe enrolled in the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Around the same time, he received an opportunity to appear in a musical called “The Rocky Horror Show”, and later starred in Geoffrey Wright’s drama film entitled “Romper Stomper”, for which he was rewarded with an Australian Film Institute Award. Prior to his big breakthrough with “Gladiator”, Russell Crowe starred in Brett Leonard’s “Virtuosity” with Denzel Washington and Kelly Lynch, and “The Quick and the Dead” with Sharon Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio. For his contributions to the film industry, Russell Crowe was rewarded with an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award, among many others.

In regards to his personal life, in 1989 Russell Crowe began seeing Danielle Spencer, however they soon broke up. Crowe renewed his relationship with Spencer in 2001, and two years later the couple celebrated their wedding. They stayed together for nine years, before they divorced in 2012.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mummy 2017 post-production Dr. Henry Jekyll
The Nice Guys 2016 Jackson Healy
Fathers & Daughters 2015 Jake Davis
The Water Diviner 2014 Connor
Noah 2014 Noah
Winter's Tale 2014 Pearly Soames
Man of Steel 2013 Jor-El
Broken City 2013 Mayor Hostetler
Les Misérables 2012 Javert
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012 Jack Knife
Republic of Doyle 2012 TV Series Boyd Kelley
The Next Three Days 2010 John Brennan
Robin Hood 2010 Robin Longstride
State of Play 2009 Cal McAffrey
Tenderness 2009 Lt. Cristofuoro
Body of Lies 2008 Ed Hoffman
American Gangster 2007 Richie Roberts
3:10 to Yuma 2007 Ben Wade
A Good Year 2006 Max Skinner
Cinderella Man 2005 Jim Braddock
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Capt. Jack Aubrey
A Beautiful Mind 2001 John Nash
Proof of Life 2000 Terry Thorne
Gladiator 2000 Maximus
The Insider 1999 Jeffrey Wigand
Mystery, Alaska 1999 John Biebe
Breaking Up 1997 Steve
Heaven's Burning 1997 Colin
L.A. Confidential 1997 Bud White
The Spell of the Yukon 1996 Short Reader (voice)
Rough Magic 1995 Alex Ross
Virtuosity 1995 SID 6.7
No Way Back 1995 FBI Agent Zack Grant
The Quick and the Dead 1995 Cort
The Sum of Us 1994 Jeff Mitchell
For the Moment 1993 Lachlan
The Silver Brumby 1993 The Man
Love in Limbo 1993 Arthur Baskin
Hammers Over the Anvil 1993 East Driscoll
The Late Show 1992 TV Series Shirty, the Slightly Aggressive Bear
Romper Stomper 1992 Hando
Police Rescue 1992 TV Series Constable Tom 'Bomber' Young
The Efficiency Expert 1992 Kim Barry
Proof 1991 Andy
Acropolis Now 1991 TV Series Danny O' Brian
Brides of Christ 1991 TV Mini-Series Dominic Maloney
The Crossing 1990 Johnny
Prisoners of the Sun 1990 Lt. Corbett
Living with the Law 1988 TV Series Gary Harding
Neighbours 1987 TV Series Kenny Larkin
The Young Doctors 1977 TV Series Russell
Spyforce 1972 TV Series Orphan

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Water Diviner 2014 writer: "Love Was My Alibi"
Noah 2014 performer: "Father Song Lullaby" / writer: "Father Song Lullaby"
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special performer: "One Day More"
Les Misérables 2012 performer: "The Sewers", "The Runaway Cart", "Fantine's Arrest", "The Confrontation", "Javert's Suicide", "Stars", "The Robbery/Javert's Intervention", "One Day More!", "Little People", "The Night Of Anguish", "Work Song", "Building The Barricade Upon These Stones", "Javert's Arrival"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fathers & Daughters 2015 executive producer
Damage Control 2010 TV Series executive producer
Robin Hood 2010 producer
Texas 2002 Documentary producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Water Diviner 2014
Danielle Spencer: Wish I'd Been Here 2009 Video short
60 Odd Hours in Italy 2002 Documentary short
Texas 2002 Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
16mm: The Continuing Story of Ssgt. Raymond Shaw 2014 Short special thanks
All Is Lost 2013 the producers wish to thank: for the "Monkey Bar'
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Artists of the Roundtable 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Slaves and Ensigns: The Far Side of the Border 2004 Short special thanks
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2016 TV Series Himself - Host / King Henry VIII / Various
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
American Idol 2015 TV Series Himself - Hollywood Superstar
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2003-2015 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
4th AACTA Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Noah: Special Makeup FX of 'Noah' 2014 Video short Himself
Noah Making Of-The Ark Exterior: Battle for 300 Cubits 2014 Documentary short Himself
Noah Making Of-The Ark Interior: Animals Two by Two 2014 Documentary short Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #15
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Real Celebrity Miracles 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Advance Australian Film 2014 Documentary Himself - Red Carpet Interview
Boy on Bridge 2013 Documentary Himself
Strong Characters, Legendary Roles 2013 Video short Himself
El hormiguero 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
All-Out Action 2013 Video short Himself
Henry Cavill: Becoming Superman 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Putting It All Together: The Making of 'Broken City' 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Performer: One Day More
Red Obsession 2013 Documentary Narrator (voice)
2013 AACTA Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Host
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series Himself
Charlie's Army 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Samsung AACTA Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia 2011 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making the Next Three Days 2011 Video short Himself
The Men of The Next Three Days 2011 Video short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Damage Control 2010 TV Series Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ben Hur: The Hollywood Legend Comes Alive 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Inner Circle: Russell Crowe and his Merry Men 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Robin Hood: Rise and Rise Again, Making Ridley Scott's Robin Hood 2010 Video documentary Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2010 TV Series Himself / Robin Longstride
TV Festival Du Cannes 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Real Robin Hood 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bondi Rescue 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'State of Play' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Sky Sports Cricket 2009 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2009 TV Series documentary Himself / Terry Thorne
Sunday AM 2009 TV Series Himself
Actionable Intelligence: Deconstructing 'Body of Lies' 2009 Video documentary Himself
Body of Lies: Interactive Debriefing 2009 Video short Himself
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen 2008 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster' 2008 Video documentary Himself
The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster 2008 TV Short Himself
3:10 to Yuma: An Epic Explored 2008 Video short Himself
Destination: Yuma 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The 2007 Australian Film Institute Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Discovery Atlas 2007 TV Series documentary Narrator
Raising Children: A Guide to Parenting from Birth to Five 2007 Video documentary Himself
2007 CMT Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Bra Boys 2007 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Postcards from Provence 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
Dateline NBC: American Gangster: First Look 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
How the Hell Did We Get Here? 2006 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
Children in Need 2006 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "Explaining Russell Crowe")
Bro'Town 2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard 2006 Video documentary Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Biographical Film Montage
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Big Night in with John Foreman 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Movie Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
GMTV 2005 TV Series Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hundred Days 2004 Video documentary Himself
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
2004 NHL Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Colour of War: The ANZACs 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Love Hollywood Style 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Luvvies: The Awards the Stars Don't Want 2004 TV Special Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The British Comedy Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself (pre-recorded interview)
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Continuarà... 2003 TV Series Himself
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2001-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Australian Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest Presenter
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Famous 2003 TV Series Himself
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Seitenblicke 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Inside a Beautiful Mind 2002 TV Special short documentary Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Parkinson 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Brit Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
60 Odd Hours in Italy 2002 Documentary short Himself
Texas 2002 Documentary Himself
San Remo 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Ray Martin Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
2001 ABC World Stunt Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture
Live Lunch 2001 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Mundo VIP 2000-2001 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
An Evening with Russell Crowe 2000 Video short Himself
Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Maximus Uncut: Between Takes with Russell Crowe 2000 Video short Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Making of the Insider 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short Himself / Bud White
The Movie Show 1995 TV Series Himself
The Word 1992 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ridley Scott 2016 TV Movie Himself
Harry 2016 TV Series Himself
The Last Leg 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2010-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Director, Water Divider
From the Life of a Stuntman 2016 Documentary short Himself
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2014 TV Series Javert
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2014 TV Series Noah
The Noah Movie Deception 2014 Video short Himself / Noah
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comfort Zone 2014 TV Series Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Jor-El
The Frame 2013 TV Series Jor-El
Cinema & Medicina: Dal Gladiatore al Dr. House 2011 Video documentary Maximus
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2009 TV Series Himself
Insiders 2008 TV Series Himself
'Neighbours' on Five 2008 TV Movie documentary Kenny Larkin (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself / Det. Richie Roberts (uncredited)
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "Explaining Russell Crowe")
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Amor mío 2007 TV Series Himself
Today Tonight 2006 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 1999-2006 TV Series documentary Himself / John Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind'
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Capt. Jack Aubrey John Nash (uncredited)
50 premios Sant Jordi de cinematografía 2006 TV Special Jim Braddock (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
El oficio de actor 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
National Geographic: Inside 9/11 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2003 TV Movie documentary
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Australian Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Maximus
Life and Times 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Before Stardom 2002 TV Movie Himself
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Ultimate Fights from the Movies 2002 Video documentary Maximus
Happy Birthday 2 You 2000 TV Special Himself
Look Who's Famous Now 1999 TV Movie Himself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Bud White (uncredited)
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Neighbours: A 10th Anniversary Celebration 1995 Video documentary Kenny Larkin

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor The Water Diviner (2014)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Les Misérables (2012) · Isabelle Allen
· Samantha Barks
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Anne Hathaway
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Hugh Jackman
· Eddie Redmayne
· Amanda Seyfried
· Aaron Tveit
· Colm Wilkinson
2012 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Anne Hathaway
· Amanda Seyfried
· Eddie Redmayne
· Samantha Barks
· Aaron Tveit
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Colm Wilkinson
· Isabelle Allen
· Natalya Angel Wallace
· Daniel Huttlestone
2012 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Anne Hathaway
· Amanda Seyfried
· Eddie Redmayne
· Samantha Barks
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Aaron Tveit
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Isabelle Allen
· Natalya Angel Wallace
· Colm Wilkinson
2010 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 12 April 2010. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2009 Special Award Empire Awards, UK Actor of our Lifetime.
2009 AFI International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor State of Play (2009)
2005 AFI International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor Cinderella Man (2005)
2002 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Action Gladiator (2000)
2001 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2001 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Gladiator (2000)
2001 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Gladiator (2000)
2001 Global Achievement Award Australian Film Institute
2000 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
2000 Actor of the Year Hollywood Film Awards
2000 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2000 SFFCC Award Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
1999 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
1999 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor The Insider (1999)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor L.A. Confidential (1997)
1993 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor - Male Romper Stomper (1992)
1993 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor Romper Stomper (1992)
1992 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Lead Role Romper Stomper (1992)
1991 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Supporting Role Proof (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor The Nice Guys (2016)
2017 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Buddy Picture The Nice Guys (2016) · Ryan Gosling
2015 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Director The Water Diviner (2014)
2015 AACTA Award Australian Film Institute Best Lead Actor The Water Diviner (2014)
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama Noah (2014)
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Samantha Barks
· Amanda Seyfried
· Anne Hathaway
· Eddie Redmayne
· Aaron Tveit
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Isabelle Allen
· Natalya Angel Wallace
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Colm Wilkinson
· Sacha Baron Cohen
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Les Misérables (2012) · Isabelle Allen
· Samantha Barks
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Anne Hathaway
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Hugh Jackman
· Eddie Redmayne
· Amanda Seyfried
· Aaron Tveit
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Les Misérables (2012) · Claude-Michel Schönberg (music by)
· Alain Boublil (lyrics by)
· Herbert Kretzmer (English-translated lyrics by)
· Hugh Jackman (performed by)
· Eddie Redmayne (performed by)
· Amanda Seyfried (performed by)
· Samantha Barks (performed by)
· Aaron Tveit (performed by)
· Daniel Huttlestone (performed by)
· Sacha Baron Cohen (performed by)
· Helena Bonham Carter (performed by)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Anne Hathaway
· Amanda Seyfried
· Eddie Redmayne
· Samantha Barks
· Aaron Tveit
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Isabelle Allen
· Natalya Angel Wallace
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Colm Wilkinson
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Anne Hathaway
· Amanda Seyfried
· Eddie Redmayne
· Samantha Barks
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Aaron Tveit
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Isabelle Allen
· Natalya Angel Wallace
· Colm Wilkinson
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Les Misérables (2012) · Hugh Jackman
· Anne Hathaway
· Amanda Seyfried
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Eddie Redmayne
· Aaron Tveit
· Samantha Barks
· Daniel Huttlestone
2011 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor The Next Three Days (2010)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure Robin Hood (2010)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Christian Bale
· Peter Fonda
· Gretchen Mol
· Dallas Roberts
· Vinessa Shaw
· Ben Foster
· Alan Tudyk
· Logan Lerman
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Gangster (2007) · Armand Assante
· Josh Brolin
· Ruby Dee
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Idris Elba
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Carla Gugino
· John Hawkes
· Ted Levine
· Joe Morton
· Lymari Nadal
· John Ortiz
· RZA
· Yul Vazquez
· Denzel Washington
2008 AFI International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor American Gangster (2007)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Cinderella Man (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Cinderella Man (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Cinderella Man (2005)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Cinderella Man (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Cinderella Man (2005)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
2002 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture A Beautiful Mind (2001) · Paul Bettany
· Jennifer Connelly
· Adam Goldberg
· Ed Harris
· Judd Hirsch
· Josh Lucas
· Austin Pendleton
· Christopher Plummer
· Anthony Rapp
· Jason Gray-Stanford
2002 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2002 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Actor of the Year - Male - Movies A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble A Beautiful Mind (2001) · Paul Bettany
· Jennifer Connelly
· Adam Goldberg
· Ed Harris
· Judd Hirsch
· Josh Lucas
· Austin Pendleton
· Christopher Plummer
· Anthony Rapp
· Jason Gray-Stanford
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense Proof of Life (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Gladiator (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Gladiator (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Gladiator (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Gladiator (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Gladiator (2000) · Richard Harris
· Djimon Hounsou
· Derek Jacobi
· Connie Nielsen
· Joaquin Phoenix
· Oliver Reed
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Gladiator (2000)
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Gladiator (2000)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Gladiator (2000)
2000 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Gladiator (2000)
2000 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama The Insider (1999)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The Insider (1999)
2000 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Insider (1999)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Insider (1999)
2000 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Insider (1999)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama L.A. Confidential (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast L.A. Confidential (1997) · Kim Basinger
· James Cromwell
· Danny DeVito
· Guy Pearce
· Kevin Spacey
· David Strathairn
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role L.A. Confidential (1997)
1990 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Lead Role The Crossing (1990)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Peter Fonda
· Ben Foster
· Christian Bale
· Vinessa Shaw
2007 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
2001 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year A Beautiful Mind (2001)
2001 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor A Beautiful Mind (2001)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Insider (1999)
1999 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
1999 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)
1999 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Insider (1999)

TitleSalary
The Nice Guys (2016) more than $7,000,000
Robin Hood (2010) $20,000,000
Cinderella Man (2005) $15,000,000
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) $20,000,000
A Beautiful Mind (2001) $15,000,000
Proof of Life (2000) $7,500,000
Gladiator (2000) $5,000,000

#Fact
1 In June 2010 Crowe, who started smoking when he was ten, announced that he had quit his 60-a-day habit. This attempt later proved unsuccessful, and in November 2010 he admitted that he was still smoking heavily.
2 Has starred in two films from DreamWorks's Best Picture Oscar winning streak, which was three years in a row.
3 As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: L.A. Confidential (1997), The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Les Misérables (2012). Of those, Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001) are winners in the category.
4 He, Marisa Tomei, Marcia Gay Harden and Adrien Brody are the only actors to win an Oscar without being awarded for the same performance in none of its predecessor awards (Golden Globe, Critics Choice Awards, SAG and BAFTA). Marisa Tomei and Marcia Gay Harden were not even nominated for those awards for their performances in My Cousin Vinny (1992) and Pollock (2000), and Crowe's only award for Gladiator (2000) before the Oscar was the Critics Choice award.
5 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 12, 2010.
6 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 42 when his wife Danielle Spencer gave birth to their son Tennyson Spencer Crowe on July 7, 2006.
7 Became a father for the 1st time at age 39 when his wife Danielle Spencer gave birth to their son Charles Spencer Crowe on December 21, 2003.
8 Quit smoking for the sake of his children in 2010, but subsequently relapsed.
9 Was the original choice for the role of Stonewall Jackson in Ron Maxwell's Civil War epic, Gods and Generals (2003). Crowe was interested at first but later dropped out. The role went to Stephen Lang instead.
10 Gained 63 pounds for his role in Body of Lies (2008).
11 Crowe's maternal grandfather, Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographer who, according to Crowe, produced the first film by New Zealander Geoff Murphy and was also named an MBE for filming footage of World War II.
12 According to Forbes magazine, his movies averaged $5 of gross income for every dollar the actor got paid, making him the most overpaid celebrity in the business. [December 2007]
13 Is a huge fan of English Football side Leeds United AFC.
14 Friends with University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr.
15 Is a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.
16 Initially turned down L.A. Confidential (1997) because he doubted whether he could convincingly play such a tough character.
17 Was slated to star alongside Nicole Kidman in the movie adaptation of Murray Bail's novel "Eucalyptus", but this project was dropped.
18 Has starred in five movies in seven years (1997-2003) that ended up being nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. (L.A. Confidential (1997), The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)). Gladiator (2000) and A Beautiful Mind (2001) won. A similar achievement was done by William Hurt in the 1980s, he starred in five movies nominated for Best Picture in only six years between 1983 and 1988 but none of them won.
19 His earnings in 2001 were estimated at $15.4 million by "Business Review Weekly".
20 Was considered for the role of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and its ensuing sequels.
21 Was director Oliver Stone's dream choice for the title role in Alexander (2004).
22 Two opportunities of working with fellow Australian and good friend, Nicole Kidman, have fallen through. In 2005, they were set to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse's Eucalyptus, which fell through due to disputes over the screenplay. And in 2006, Crowe dropped out of Australia (2008), Baz Luhrmann's long-gestating romantic Outback epic, due to a disagreement over a cut in Crowe's salary.
23 Nearly finalized a deal to reunite with director Michael Mann on Collateral (2004), but scheduling conflicts with Eucalyptus, a doomed film project, prevented him from taking the role, which later went to Tom Cruise.
24 The role of James J. Braddock (Cinderella Man (2005)) is his personal favorite.
25 Lobbied California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger against executing Stanley "Tookie" Williams. [December 2005]
26 Is close friends with Texas Governor Rick Perry.
27 Lives in a penthouse on Woollomoollo Wharf in Sydney, the Penthouse was reportedly sold to Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer for over $13.75 million.
28 Turned down the role of Sgt. Norm "Hoot" Hooten in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to scheduling conflicts.
29 Turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy since filming on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) would coincide with Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind (2001). However, Crowe really loved the idea of filming a movie in his home country, New Zealand, for an extended amount of time.
30 Despite liking the script very much, turned down About a Boy (2002).
31 Was among the guests at Nicole Kidman's and Keith Urban's wedding
32 A Beautiful Mind (2001) is ranked #93 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time (2006).
33 His performance as Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider (1999) is ranked #23 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
34 Formed a new band, named The Ordinary Fear of God.
35 He attended Vaucluse Public School in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for part of his Infants and Primary Education in the 1970s.
36 His next album (tentatively titled "My Hand, My Heart") is produced by Alan Doyle, lead singer for the Canadian band, Great Big Sea.
37 Is friends with Richard Tognetti, who gave him violin lessons for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).
38 When his wife was pregnant with his first child Charles, he gave up drinking alcohol with her.
39 His former band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, used to cover a song by Newfoundland band, Great Big Sea. While filming Cinderella Man (2005) in Toronto, Crowe met Alan Doyle, lead singer of Great Big Sea. The two ended up composing several songs together, working in Toronto and Australia, and Doyle produced Crowe's 2005 album "My Hand, My Heart".
40 Once he was cast as Bud White in L.A. Confidential (1997), he read in the book that his character was the largest cop on the police force, off-putting for him due to his medium-sized frame (just under 6 feet). To capture a "big guy" presence, Crowe lived in a tiny flat in which he could barely fit through any of the doors. This experience, he said, made him come to the set feeling like a giant.
41 Premiere magazine ranked him as #49 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
42 Good friends with Nicole Kidman. She also mentioned him in her Oscar acceptance speech when she won Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Hours (2002).
43 Ranked #97 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
44 Was accepted into the prestigious drama school, The National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), in Sydney.
45 On June 7, 2006, he formed a partnership with Australian businessman Peter Holmes a Court to buy a controlling stake in his favorite sports team, the Australian NRL team South Sydney Rabbitohs.
46 (January 29, 2004) Dislocated his shoulder while training for his upcoming boxing movie, Cinderella Man (2005). The injury delayed filming for two months.
47 He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society and Australian film production.
48 Jodie Foster considers him a very good friend.
49 He wrote a song about Jodie Foster called "Other Ways of Speaking" with his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
50 Took violin lessons in preparing for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) because his character, Jack Aubrey, played the violin several times during the movie.
51 Son-in-law of actor Don Spencer.
52 Met spouse, Danielle Spencer in 1989 when they co-starred in the film The Crossing (1990). Their co-star of the film, Robert Mammone (The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003)), was one of Crowe's groomsmen at their wedding.
53 Ranked #30 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
54 Discovered by British actor and musical director/writer Daniel Abineri, who gave Crowe his first professional acting role in a New Zealand tour of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Abineri later awarded Crowe the title role in his first stage musical, "Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom", which premiered in Melbourne in 1989.
55 Following his involvement in a brawl in a London restaurant, Russell stated that he was under a lot of stress and announced that he was going back to Australia to relax and spend more time with his father and his longtime girlfriend singer, Danielle Spencer. [November 2002]
56 Ranked #28 in Premiere magazine's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
57 When Crowe's acceptance speech for his Best Actor award during the British Film Awards was edited, Crowe shoved the producer of the show, Malcolm Gerrie, against a wall and cursed at him, telling him: "Who on Earth had the... audacity to take out the best actor's poem? I'll make sure you never work in Hollywood." He later issued a full apology.
58 His ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Maori, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish and Welsh. Russell's paternal grandfather was from Wrexham, Wales. Russell's maternal great-grandmother, Erana Putiputi Hayes Heihi, was Maori, and as a result, he is registered on the Maori electoral roll in New Zealand.
59 Has indicated an interest in taking out Australian citizenship due to the amount of time and energy he spends Down Under (keeping his New Zealand citizenship as well).
60 Proudly displayed his grandfather's British Honours medal (MBE) while making his Oscar Winner speech in 2001.
61 (August 16, 2001) He and his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992).
62 He turned down the role of Logan/Wolverine in X-Men (2000) because he did not want to play another similar role to the Maximus from Gladiator (2000), which he just completed. Crowe felt the characters were too similar by having the same animal totem - the wolf, and thought the movie was a cartoon, which it is not his cup of tea.
63 Has starred in three films based on articles from Vanity Fair magazine. The Insider (1999) was based on a story by Marie Brenner named "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Proof of Life (2000) was based on the article "Adventures in the Ransom Trade" by William Prochnau. A Beautiful Mind (2001) was originally published in Vanity Fair as an excerpt of Sylvia Nasar's book about John Forbes Nash.
64 (September 5, 2000) Suffered a shoulder injury, which will require surgery, while filming Jodie Foster's Flora Plum. It is uncertain if the film will have to be recast.
65 Russell's rock group is named 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. They played their first American concert following Russell's success in Gladiator (2000) in Austin, Texas in August 2000. The tickets for the concert were selling for over $500 on e-bay.com.
66 Dropped out of high school.
67 Owns a 560-acre farm in 7.5 hours North-West from Sydney.
68 After filming Gladiator (2000), he and some friends took a 4,000 mile motorcycle trip around Australia.
69 Tried a music career as a rockabilly singer sporting a large pompadour hairdo, playing under the name Russ Le Roq. Titled his first single, "I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando". Later admitted that he had never even seen a Brando movie when he wrote and recorded the song. Ironically, he went on later to play Jor-El in Man of Steel (2013), the same character that Brando iconically performed in Superman (1978).
70 First lead role when he was 25.
71 Lost his front tooth playing rugby when he was ten. Never got it fixed until, at the insistence of the director for The Crossing (1990), who paid for it out of his own pocket.
72 Cousin of former New Zealand international cricketers Jeff Crowe and Martin Crowe.

#Quote
1 The reality break was that my kids never saw me smoke and Charlie is a little older at six and is in that phase where he is sneaking up on me all the time. I was in my office ... and I thought I heard my office door open and I looked around and couldn't see anything, so I had my cigarette. Later on I leant over to put my cigarette out and he was lying between the couch and the table and he very definitely saw me having a smoke. And that was my very last one.
2 [Describing his work ethic]wasting time on a film set is not your privilege, being on the film set is the privilege, that's why Ron Howard and I get along really well, we both see making films as a privilege, we see the fact that someone's put money for us to work in a very expensive art form.
3 [His approach to each role he plays] Preparation and research is a privilege: I love to do it, I'm very inquisitive I also know the more work I put into the character, the more apparent it'll be on the screen.
4 [Describing his early days as an actor] I don't subscribe to any form of acting. I wanted to learn more at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, but I didn't have the money, so I would take any acting job I could find and by the time I had enough money to enroll into the school I didn't really need to go, because while I was working, I gathered all the acting knowledge and experience.
5 There is a website that's listed all of the movies I've turned down. Somebody sent it to me once and it was a very depressing read. Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is a very good example. Two-and-a-half years of working on that script with Ridley and then he got impatient and wanted to do it while I was in the middle of Cinderella Man (2005). It was like, "Excuse me, old fella, can't you just wait?" "No, I'm not waiting, just leave that movie..." "Well, I can't leave the movie, Ridley..." But that just happens; it's the nature of the business.
6 I don't regret any of the choices I've made in terms of films. Everything has taught me something. Sometimes I go through the list of films I've done and I'm pretty surprised at where I've gone. Sometimes you are lucky and everything falls into place and you get to do the thing that you want in a time that is right for you, and another time it doesn't happen. But if you keep chasing that or you keep waiting for it, then the thing that you do is essentially compromised, because I'm a performer, an actor, and so give me a script and let me go to work. To hang around waiting for the absolute perfect gig, I just don't think is a sensible thing to do. I've had a lot of mates who had wonderful opportunities when they were younger and they wait for the absolutely great thing and by the time that comes around - if it comes around - they've lost a lot of ground and they see a lot of people who were perhaps at a different status at a certain point, they have worked, and now they are the names that people turn to.
7 [Speaking to Mark Lawson about his character in Robin Hood (2010)] You've got dead ears, mate. You've seriously got dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent. Bollocks. I'm a little dumbfounded that you could possibly find any Irish in that character.
8 [from his 2002 Oscar acceptance speech] When you grow up in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible.
9 [on Oliver Reed] He drank himself to death. He sat on a bar stool until he fell off it and carried on drinking... lying in his own piss and vomit, he continued to drink till he passed out. What did the tabloids say he drank on the day he died? Something like thirty beers, eight or ten dark rums and half a bottle of whiskey. In the end, he created such a weird energy around him that no one drinking with him cared.
10 [1997, on perfecting accents] I was too kind of brave and proud to want a dialect coach because I thought that showed weakness in my armor. But then you just learn it's a more efficient way of doing it. A dialect coach is really important because it takes a certain technical responsibility off your shoulders. Otherwise, it would be very disruptive, because you've got to focus on the internal life of the character. The language is easy if you're not focusing on it, you know.
11 [1997, on L.A. Confidential (1997)] You go into these movies to play an American, you know. That's part of the fun of it for me. I can be an Australian in Australian films.
12 (July 2010) Do the maths - I have been smoking for 36 years, I would continuously lie to myself about how much I smoked. I was smoking 40 on an easy day, but on a day when I would be up at 4am and still up at midnight, then it was 60-plus and it just got to the point where my body was telling me I had to stop.
13 [on studio demands for a sex scene in Gladiator (2000)] I'm sorry boys, but it doesn't suit the character. We can't be avenging the death of the wife and child, and stop for a bit of nookie along the way. I'm sorry, it's not gonna happen.
14 [on theatre] Every now and then I get sort of romantic about it. But I've also got that cynical part of me where, when I read somebody saying, "I'm going back to the theatre. I'm going back to my roots," I'm like, "Oh, can't get a job, hey?".
15 People might say I'm uncompromising but really I am just a very straight-shooting man. If you look me in the eye and shake my hand I expect you to keep your end of the f***ing bargain. I do. It's simple.
16 [on spirituality] I think there's a karmic cycle, which is very, very obvious: you run around acting like a dick, and you get your ass kicked. The world just works that way.
17 He was a gentle, beautiful man, a fine actor, a loyal friend. I feel deeply for his family - on the passing of friend and fellow actor, Heath Ledger.
18 [on an upcoming remake of the Robin Hood story] If you go back into the mythology, you get Robin the Beheader, who would chop off your head and your hands, take your money and keep it. So we'll have a look at that.
19 In wars, no one wins, everyone loses. There are no heroes, there's only dead people. Movies can really change things and... it becomes an educational process and I think that's the healthiest way of attacking anything. That's what I'm looking for.
20 [on what attracts him to prospective films] I respond to the call that says, "It's 185 A.D. You're a Roman general. You're being directed by Ridley Scott." That's something my imagination can get a hold of.
21 [on his selectivity of his next film] With the Lord of the Rings, if I did that I couldn't have done A Beautiful Mind, and I just had to do A Beautiful Mind. You can't do it all, and the people who try to usually end up not being able to focus at a certain level after a while. I mean, if I'm going to drink a bottle of wine, I drink a really good bottle of wine.
22 [on turning down the role of Morpheus in The Matrix (1999)] Well, The Matrix - I just didn't get it. I couldn't get past page 42. That world was just not interesting to me.
23 I just didn't want to work on that movie in the type of environment that was being created because of the needs of the budget. I do charity work, but I don't do charity work for major studios.
24 I'm a virtuoso in my job in that there's not an actor I can't go into a scene with and be absolutely confident that, whatever is required of my character, I can do it.
25 [on The Passion of the Christ (2004)] Well if what I've heard about it is fair dinkum that he spent $25 million making a movie that's shot in Aramaic and Latin and he's intending to release it without subtitles, I think he's got to get off the glue. What's the point of making a movie where people can't understand what's going on? I don't understand that. If you want it for reality or whatever, I think, "Wow, what an amazing idea," but also what a waste of time if nobody can get what the point is. Well, if we know the story, if we know it that well, why did he bother making it again? Mr. Gibson, get off the glue!
26 Dani was three weeks early last time, she gave birth just a few days after she was chased down the street by four photographers. Nobody cares, particularly the photographers, nobody cares to focus on what that is. She was just walking down the street with her girlfriend and they rushed her - four of them all surrounded her. So she panicked and slipped and all this sort of stuff. If I'd been there that would have been a really serious situation. I tell you right now, they will be tarred and feathered if they hassle my pregnant wife again.
27 I'd move to Los Angeles if Australia and New Zealand were swallowed up by a huge tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England, and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.
28 I don't do ads for suits in Spain like George Clooney or cigarettes in Japan like Harrison Ford. And on one level, people go, "Well, more fault to you, mate, because there's free money to be handed out." But to me it's kind of sacrilegious - it's a complete contradiction of the f**king social contract you have with your audience. I mean, Robert De Niro's advertising American Express. Gee whiz, it's not the first time he's disappointed me. It's been happening for a while now.
29 I do my bit to improve the world but I think it's very important to get things done on the quiet. I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a cheque in the right place and shutting up about it.
30 I had a good laugh when Clooney tried to compare doing ads for suits, a car and a drink to what I do as a musician. An endorsement is about money. My music is from the heart.
31 I believe if you take on characters for a living you can't make yourself into an icon in order to sell a pair of shoes.
32 After The Insider (1999), I know the exact chemical compounds in a commercial cigarette, but I've been smoking since I was 10. I know it's terrible, but I am a great fan of irony.
33 I'm at the bottom of a well. I can't communicate how dark my life is right now. I'm in a lot of trouble. I'll do my best to solve the situation in an honorable way. I'm very sorry for my actions. I will spend the rest of my life if it takes it, trying to make it up with my wife. I'm pleased that my son isn't able to compute what's going on at the moment because that would be a heartbreaking thing. One thing that I don't want to do is imply that I'm trying to make out it's somebody else's fault It's not, I know it's my fault, I've got to face up to it and deal with it. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, I'm just looking at what the situation is - it's a seven-year jail sentence.
34 [on Oliver Reed] Mate, he did that to himself. I have little time for the Oliver Reeds of this business. I'm not pleased that he's gone. In fact, I never had a drink with Oliver, because I didn't want to encourage him. I'll go for long periods without a drink. When I'm on the farm by myself, it's not something I even think about. But I'm not afraid to have a beer in front of a studio executive. That doesn't make me a wild man.
35 When I arrived in Sydney, I spent 22 weeks in this $50-a-week place with just a bed, a cupboard and the toilet halfway down the corridor. For the first time my parents were some distance away. I did a lot of thinking and realized I appreciated what my father had instilled in me. People think that because there is a dole there they should use it, and there are a lot of ways to misuse the system. I believe in singing for my supper. I'll never accept a grant because what I do should be able to be founded purely on free enterprise.
36 [on Robert De Niro] He has disappointed me many times over the past ten years, with his performances in substandard movies.
37 I'm still excited by it. I still love the process. I want to make movies that pierce people's hearts and touch them in some way, even if it's just for the night while they're in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin. That's what motivates me, and it may sound strange but if you're not focused on the audience, why are you bothering to make a movie?
38 The older I get, the crotchetier I'm going to get about that integrity. I don't think, just because you have the public's attention, it's now a prerequisite for you to completely sell out your moral center. I don't think that's okay. If I ever stop being the guy that can answer your question straight and look you in the eye and give you my opinion, then I should stop making films.
39 If there's anything about someone's life that's important enough to make a movie about it, I have to take responsibility to get all of it right. It's a huge responsibility.
40 I'd like to play passionate women, but no one will let me.
41 I always say I've given 24 insufficient performances and I'm looking forward to the time in my life when I'll do something that I think is good. There's always stuff you can do better, stuff that maybe you didn't uncover enough. But if you do something that you truly believe is perfect, then that's got to be the last movie you do.
42 All that stuff, this public persona of me - let's call him "the wild man" - that is not helpful. It doesn't make me more of a box office draw. It's the quality of my work that makes people want to go to my films.
43 You don't have to like an actor to do a scene with him. You don't have to like a director. But it's just better if you do. And I think, you know, you've got to begin that with respect.
44 [on meeting Robert De Niro] I felt this tap on my shoulder and I turned around and, you know that De Niro fellow? Well, he didn't say a word. He didn't say "Hello", "Good evening" or anything or "Hi, I'm Robert". He just looked at me and he nodded his head and he smiled. And he walked off.
45 It's not really what I'd call a movie. I was stunned that Miramax wanted to buy it. I mean it's really rude. It showed me in a really bad light. It's also shoddily made. It's cobbled together. [expressing surprise that a low-budget documentary of his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, has been picked up for worldwide distribution]
46 [on winning the Best Actor Oscar] If you grow up in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage, and relying purely on courage, it's possible.
47 One of the most painful things of the L.A. Confidential (1997) character I played was that the author, James Ellroy, kept telling me that Bud White wasn't a drinker. I said, "Come on, this is 1953. He's a blue-collar bloke, a cop. You're telling me he doesn't sit around with the boys after his shift and have a beer?". And Ellroy says, "Absolutely not." So for five months and seven days, I didn't have a drink. It's probably the most painful period of my life.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays fathers or family who have usually suffered a loss
2 Often plays characters based on real individuals
3 Often works with directors Ron Howard and Ridley Scott.
4 Frequently plays exceptionally talented individuals
5 Gravelly smoke-burnished voice

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