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Russell Crowe

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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.

25 Mar, 2001

Wins Oscar

Oscar

The actor wins his first Academy Award for his portrayal of Maximus in Gladiator. He wins the award over fellow nominees: Javier Bardem, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris and Geoffrey Rush. On accepting his award:

A dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anyone who is on the downside of advantage, relying purely on courage, it’s possible.

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