Russell Crowe is a New Zealand actor, musician, and producer who is based in Australia and the United States. Early in his career, the actor co-starred in films such as L.A. Confidential, Virtuosity, and The Insider. He gained worldwide recognition for his role as General Maximus in Gladiator, which also won him an Academy Award. He also owns a stake in the Australian Rugby League team: South Sydney Rabbitohs. The actor has two sons named Charles and Tennyson with Australian singer Danielle Spencer, from whom he has been separated since 2012.