By 2001 Russell Crowe was an international star, thanks to a trio of award-winning performances: The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Born in New Zealand and raised on both sides of the Tasman, the Oscar winner continues to act in feature films, and in 2014 made his movie directing debut with Aussie hit The Water Diviner. Once known as Auckland singer Russ le Roq, Crowe also sings in band The Ordinary Fear of God.

Physically I got damaged quite a bit. But if I’m gonna give as many 100 per cent shots as Ridley (Scott) can use, then I’ve got to get involved. I’ve got to get in the middle of it. Russell Crowe on making Gladiator, in a June 2000 Film Review article

Screenography

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Holmes (Prime Television) - Russell and Martin Crowe Interview

2006, Subject - Television

In this May 2006 interview Paul Holmes interviews actor Russell Crowe for his new Prime TV show. After 20 minutes Russell is joined by his cousin, cricket legend Martin Crowe. Free from PR pressures to promote a particular film, Russell is relaxed and reflective. He talks organic farming, Elvis Costello and fatherhood, All Blacks and Richard Harris, and growing up as “Martin Crowe’s cousin”. Holmes brings up Martin’s famous innings of 299, and the trio discuss baseball, phone biffing, Romper Stomper, Russell's Rabbitohs league club and Martin’s Gladiator role. 

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Shazam! - 26 Nov 1985 (feat. Russell Crowe)

1985, Subject - Television

On this mid-80s youth music show, a fresh faced Russell Crowe is the star turn in his early persona as Russ le Roq (the name change to avoid comparisons with his famous cricketing cousins Martin and Jeff). With a hint of an Elvis sneer, Crowe performs 'What's The Difference' with his band Roman Antix, and is interviewed by presenter Phillipa Dann. Lounge jazz act Wentworth Brewster & Co and Hamilton funk rockers Echoes also feature; and Pat and Margaret Urlich from Peking Man talk about their latest single 'Room That Echoes' and its distinctive video.

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Radio with Pictures - North Island Music

1984, Subject - Television

Roving reporter Simon Morris talks to music movers and shakers in this special report for TVNZ’s 80s rock show. Auckland is on the cusp of the club boom and live music is waning. A youthful club promoter Russ Le Roq (aka Russell Crowe) flies the flag for the kids, Colin Hogg is unimpressed and a fresh faced Graeme Humphreys (aka Graeme Hill) fronts the Able Tasmans. Meanwhile, local acts are in short supply in Wellington. The live scene is healthier but radio certainly isn’t. The Pelicans (with a young Nick Bollinger) and Strikemaster perform.

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Tenderness

2009, As: Lietenant Cristofuoro

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The Silver Brumby

1993, As: The Man

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Spyforce

1972, As: Orphan

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State of Play

2009, As: Cal McAffrey

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

2003, As: Captain Jack Aubrey

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Proof of Life

2000, As: Terry Thorne

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3.10 to Yuma

2007, As: Ben Wade

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Gladiator

2000, As: Maximus

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American Gangster

2007, As: Richie Roberts

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A Good Year

2006, As: Max Skinner

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Body of Lies

2008, As: Ed Hoffman

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60 Odd Hours in Italy

2002, Director, Subject

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Bra Boys

2007, Narrator

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Hammers over the Anvil

1993, As: East Driscoll

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Spotswood

1992, As: Kim Barry

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The Insider

1999, As: Jeffrey Wigan

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For the Moment

1993, As: Lachlan

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Romper Stomper

1992, As: Hando

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Mystery, Alaska

1999, As: John Biebe

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Les Miserables

2012, As: Javert

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L.A. Confidential

1997, As: Wendell ‘Bud’ White

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Texas

2002, Director, Producer, Subject

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Living with the Law

1998, As: Gary Harding

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The Man with the Iron Fists

2012, As: Jack Knife

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Neighbours

1987, As: Kenny Larkin

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Cinderella Man

2005, As: Jim Braddock

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The Crossing

1988, As: Johnny

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The Quick and the Dead

1995, As: Cort

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The Sum of Us

1994, As: Jeff Mitchell

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The Water Diviner

2014, As: Connor, Director

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Brides of Christ

1991, As: Dominic Maloney

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Broken City

2013, As: Mayor Hostetler

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Proof

1991, As: Andy

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Robin Hood

2010, As: Robin Longstride, Producer

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Virtuosity

1995, As: SID 6.7

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Sanctuary (documentary)

2006, Subject

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A Beautiful Mind

2001, As: John Nash

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Noah

2013, As: Noah, As: Jor-El

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The Next Three Days

2010, Actor

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Rough Magic

1995, As: Alex Ross