History Main / RussellCrowe

27th May '13 4:28:23 PM XFllo
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->''"I think my reputation is something that I'll probably try to spend the rest of my life living it down and it probably won't work."''
-->--'''Crowe''', interview with Steve Kroft for ''Series/SixtyMinutes''

Russell Ira Crowe (born 1964) is an Oscar-winning actor from New Zealand/Australia, although he frequently plays [[{{FakeAmerican}} Fake Americans]]. Among his more famous starring roles were in ''{{Film/Gladiator}}'' (as an Ancient Roman general/gladiator; Oscar winner), ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (as a brilliant yet troubled mathematician; Oscar nominated), and ''TheInsider'' (as a corporate whistleblower; Oscar nominated). As a musician he was formerly in the line up of a band called "30 Odd Foot of Grunts". He has been cast as Jor-El in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ZackSnyder's reboot of the ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' films, and as Javert in the film adaptation of the musical ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.

After several highly publicized fights he has gained a reputation for his temper. He once headbutted the actor Peter Cousens and threw a telephone at a hotel concierge. The American Secret Service protected Crowe for a time when Al Qaeda allegedly threatened his life as some sort of destabilization plan that involved eliminating iconic Americans (despite not ''being'' American...).

[[MemeticSexGod He is also known for being sex personified]].

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!!Tropes associated with Crowe:
* BerserkButton: Don't edit Russell Crowe's poetry, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark ya testicle!]]
* ButtMonkey: His singing in ''Film/LesMiserables2012'' has made him the butt of jokes from everyone from Website/TheOnion to co-star SachaBaronCohen at the Golden Globes. [[LoveItOrHateIt The quality of his vocal performance is contested.]] Before that, his HairTriggerTemper served as the punchline for countless late-night comedians.
* DeadpanSnarker: His Twitter posts can show him as this.
* FakeAmerican: Many of his famous roles.
* FakeBrit: ''A Good Year'', ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', ''Robin Hood''
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Especially horses.
* GutturalGrowler
* HairTriggerTemper: And How!
* HiddenDepths: Though he is (in)famous for his bad temper and for playing masculine, tough characters, he is also a huge poetry fan (his son Tennyson is named after his favorite poet), loves horses, and, according to co-star AnneHathaway, was very warm and friendly on the ''Les Miserables'' set, suggesting that the cast have weekly sing-a-longs at his house.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be infamous for his temper but he's also a loving parent and has at least tried to curb his temper in recent years. He can also be very nice as Anne Hathaway attested to.
* LandDownUnder: Originally, he's born from New Zealand but spend his early years in Australia.
* ProductionPosse: Ever since ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', he's been working with Creator/RidleyScott in five movies so far.
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ''ManOfSteel''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: had an affair with Meg Ryan back in 2000 when they met working on a movie together. She was married to Dennis Quaid at the time.
* SmokingIsCool: He has been a smoker since the age of ten.
* ThoseTwoActors: With JenniferConnelly in three films (''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Winter's Tale'' and ''Noah'')
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->''"I think my reputation is something that I'll probably try to spend the rest of my life living it down and it probably won't work."''
-->--'''Crowe''', interview with Steve Kroft for ''Series/SixtyMinutes''

Russell Ira Crowe (born 1964) is an Oscar-winning actor from New Zealand/Australia, although he frequently plays [[{{FakeAmerican}} Fake Americans]]. Among his more famous starring roles were in ''{{Film/Gladiator}}'' (as an Ancient Roman general/gladiator; Oscar winner), ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (as a brilliant yet troubled mathematician; Oscar nominated), and ''TheInsider'' (as a corporate whistleblower; Oscar nominated). As a musician he was formerly in the line up of a band called "30 Odd Foot of Grunts". He has been cast as Jor-El in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ZackSnyder's reboot of the ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' films, and as Javert in the film adaptation of the musical ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.

After several highly publicized fights he has gained a reputation for his temper. He once headbutted the actor Peter Cousens and threw a telephone at a hotel concierge. The American Secret Service protected Crowe for a time when Al Qaeda allegedly threatened his life as some sort of destabilization plan that involved eliminating iconic Americans (despite not ''being'' American...).

[[MemeticSexGod He is also known for being sex personified]].

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!!Tropes associated with Crowe:
* BerserkButton: Don't edit Russell Crowe's poetry, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark ya testicle!]]
* ButtMonkey: His singing in ''Film/LesMiserables2012'' has made him the butt of jokes from everyone from Website/TheOnion to co-star SachaBaronCohen at the Golden Globes. [[LoveItOrHateIt The quality of his vocal performance is contested.]] Before that, his HairTriggerTemper served as the punchline for countless late-night comedians.
* DeadpanSnarker: His Twitter posts can show him as this.
* FakeAmerican: Many of his famous roles.
* FakeBrit: ''A Good Year'', ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', ''Robin Hood''
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Especially horses.
* GutturalGrowler
* HairTriggerTemper: And How!
* HiddenDepths: Though he is (in)famous for his bad temper and for playing masculine, tough characters, he is also a huge poetry fan (his son Tennyson is named after his favorite poet), loves horses, and, according to co-star AnneHathaway, was very warm and friendly on the ''Les Miserables'' set, suggesting that the cast have weekly sing-a-longs at his house.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be infamous for his temper but he's also a loving parent and has at least tried to curb his temper in recent years. He can also be very nice as Anne Hathaway attested to.
* LandDownUnder: Originally, he's born from New Zealand but spend his early years in Australia.
* ProductionPosse: Ever since ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', he's been working with Creator/RidleyScott in five movies so far.
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ''ManOfSteel''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: had an affair with Meg Ryan back in 2000 when they met working on a movie together. She was married to Dennis Quaid at the time.
* SmokingIsCool: He has been a smoker since the age of ten.
* ThoseTwoActors: With JenniferConnelly in three films (''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Winter's Tale'' and ''Noah'')
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26th May '13 3:54:03 PM thenightmareman
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* DeadpanSnarker: His Twitter posts can show him as this.
22nd May '13 11:23:17 PM sayaleviathan
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* ProductionPosse: Ever since ''Film/Gladiator'', he's been working with Creator/RidleyScott in five movies so far.

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* ProductionPosse: Ever since ''Film/Gladiator'', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', he's been working with Creator/RidleyScott in five movies so far.
22nd May '13 11:22:11 PM sayaleviathan
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* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ManOfSteel.

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* ProductionPosse: Ever since ''Film/Gladiator'', he's been working with Creator/RidleyScott in five movies so far.
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ManOfSteel.''ManOfSteel''.
22nd May '13 11:07:41 PM sayaleviathan
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* ThoseTwoActors: With JenniferConnelly in three films (''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Winter's Tale'' and ''Noah'')
22nd Apr '13 1:14:28 AM sayaleviathan
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* LandDownUnder
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ''Man Of Steel''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: had an affair with Meg Ryan back in 2000 when they met working on a movie together. She was married to DennisQuaid at the time.

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* LandDownUnder
LandDownUnder: Originally, he's born from New Zealand but spend his early years in Australia.
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ''Man Of Steel''.
ManOfSteel.
* RomanceOnTheSet: had an affair with Meg Ryan back in 2000 when they met working on a movie together. She was married to DennisQuaid Dennis Quaid at the time.
21st Apr '13 9:02:43 AM thenightmareman
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* GutturalGrowler


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be infamous for his temper but he's also a loving parent and has at least tried to curb his temper in recent years. He can also be very nice as Anne Hathaway attested to.
* LandDownUnder
* PromotedFanboy: He once had a song entitled "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando" and is now playing Brando's role as Jor-El in ''Man Of Steel''.
17th Apr '13 4:54:51 PM MarkLungo
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-->--'''Crowe''', interview with Steve Kroft for ''60 Minutes''

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-->--'''Crowe''', interview with Steve Kroft for ''60 Minutes''
''Series/SixtyMinutes''
31st Mar '13 7:27:48 PM dsneybuf
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Russell Ira Crowe (born 1964) is an Oscar-winning actor from New Zealand/Australia, although he frequently plays [[{{FakeAmerican}} Fake Americans]]. Among his more famous starring roles were in ''{{Film/Gladiator}}'' (as an Ancient Roman general/gladiator; Oscar winner), ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (as a brilliant yet troubled mathematician; Oscar nominated), and ''TheInsider'' (as a corporate whistleblower; Oscar nominated). As a musician he was formerly in the line up of a band called "30 Odd Foot of Grunts". Most recently, he has been cast as Jor-El in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ZackSnyder's reboot of the ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' films, and as Javert in the film adaptation of the musical ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.

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Russell Ira Crowe (born 1964) is an Oscar-winning actor from New Zealand/Australia, although he frequently plays [[{{FakeAmerican}} Fake Americans]]. Among his more famous starring roles were in ''{{Film/Gladiator}}'' (as an Ancient Roman general/gladiator; Oscar winner), ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (as a brilliant yet troubled mathematician; Oscar nominated), and ''TheInsider'' (as a corporate whistleblower; Oscar nominated). As a musician he was formerly in the line up of a band called "30 Odd Foot of Grunts". Most recently, he He has been cast as Jor-El in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ZackSnyder's reboot of the ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' films, and as Javert in the film adaptation of the musical ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.
2nd Feb '13 11:04:38 PM troacctid
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* HotDad: Has two sons.



* SilverFox: Now that he's older.
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