Russell Crowe is one of the most popular and beloved actors in Hollywood who has given several hit movies and worthy performances in every one of them. He is known in the industry for playing characters based on real people and for his smoke-burnished voice. Other than being a renowned actor with several awards in his name, Russell Crowe has also enjoyed a career as a musician and director. In this article, you will find details related to Russell Crowe’s net worth in 2023, personal and professional life, awards and best movies, and much more.
Russell Crowe Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$120 million (est.)|
Russell Crowe’s Personal Biography
Russell Crowe was born on 7 April 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand to Jocelyn Yvonne and John Alexander Crowe. When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Australia and his parents started a catering business on film sets. His father also managed a hotel. Crowe belongs to a family of renowned celebrities, where his maternal grandfather was a cinematographer and his cousins and uncles are cricketers. At the age of 5, Russell was cast for a brief role in the serial The Young Doctors. When Russell was 14, his family moved back to New Zealand.
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Crowe met Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 1989 on the set of the film The Crossing. The two began an on-again, off-again relationship, finally calling it quits. In 2000, the actor began dating popular actress Meg Ryan whom he met while working on the movie Proof of Life. Meg herself is an established actor with hit movies like “When Harry Met Sally”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Anastasia”, “When a Man Loves a Woman”, etc in her name. The couple soon broke up and Crowe reconciled with Spencer, getting married in 2003. Crowe and Spencer again got separated in 2012 and divorced in 2018.
|Full name||Russell Ira Crowe|
|Years active||1985 – present|
|Age||Born on 7 April 1964|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Spouse||Danielle Spencer (2003 – 2018)|
|Parents||Jocelyn Yvonne (mother) John Alexander Crowe (father)|
|Relatives||Dave Crowe (uncle) (cricketer) Jeff Crowe (cousin) (cricketer) Martin Crowe (cousin) (cricketer)|
Music & Initial Acting Career
At the age of 16, Russell left school to pursue his career in the entertainment industry. He started his career as a musician in the early 1980s under the stage name “Russ Le Roq”, releasing several singles in New Zealand. Crowe also performed in a promotional video for a tertiary education provider in Australia when he was 18. He later returned to Australia at the age of 21 to apply to a drama institute, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). However, the technical support at the NIDA told him that he is not going to learn anything new as he already had some background in acting. Russell then targeted his effort toward getting roles in television.
Professional Acting Career
Crowe’s first professional acting role came with the New Zealand-based series “The Rocky Horror Show” in 1986. He again struggle in 1987, unable to find any work but later got a role in the Australian production of “Blood Brothers” in 1998. The next year Russell appeared in the stage musical “Bad Boy Johnny” and the “Prophets of Doom”. His first role in movies came with the 1990 film “The Crossing” and two years later, Crowe got his breakthrough with the movie “Romper Stomper”. The movie earned him an Australian Film Institute (AFI) award for Best Actor. Before this, Crowe was awarded the AFI award for Best Supporting Actor award for his movie “Proof” in 1991.
In 1993, Crowe moved to Canada where he starred in the movie “For the Moment” and later moved on to work in American movies. After appearing in a few movies, Russell landed his groundbreaking role in the movie “LA Confidential” as Officer Wendell White. Opportunities came pouring down after the success of the movie and Crowe gave other major performances in movies “The Insider” (1999), “Gladiator” (2000), and “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). For all these movies, Crowe received three consecutive best actor Oscar nominations, winning the award for Gladiator. He also won the BAFTA Best Actor, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards for A Beautiful Mind. Crowe became the first actor since Walter Pidgeon to star as the lead in back-to-back movies that went on to win Best Picture awards. His other notable works include “Cinderella Man”, “A Good Year”, “State of Play”, “Robin Hood” and others.
Russell Crowe Later Career
After giving many hits, Crowe’s career took a minor dip. He then took a year off from acting and returned in 2012 with the movie “The Man with the Iron Fists”. He also appeared in the superhit musical “Les Misérables” and portrayed Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, in the film “Man of Steel” in 2013. The same year, Crowe took the role of the director for the historical drama film “The Water Diviner”. His most recent roles include Zeus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022) and the famous exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth in “The Pope’s Exorcist” (2023).
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In 20015. Crowe made a donation to a Jewish elementary school whose library was damaged due to arson. He also donated $200,000 to a primary school near his home in Australia for constructing a swimming pool for students. Recently, in 2020 Crowe donated $5,000 to a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help rebuild a restaurant destroyed in the 2020 Beirut explosion.
Russell Crowe’s Best Movies
There is a long list of the best works of Russell Crowe but here are some of his most popular movies that one should not miss.
|Movies||Year of release|
|A Beautiful Mind||2001|
|The Next Three Days||2010|
|State of Play||2009|
|The Nice Guys||2016|
|Man of Steel||2013|
|3:10 to Yuma||2007|
|A Good Year||2006|
Awards Won By Russel Crowe
Check below the long list of awards won by Russell Crowe in his acting career.
- 2001 Best Actor for Gladiator
Golden Globe Awards
- 2002 Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for A Beautiful Mind
- 2020 Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television for The Loudest Voice
- 2002 Best Actor in a Leading Role for A Beautiful Mind
- 1992 Best Supporting Actor – Cinema for Proof
- 1993 Best Lead Actor – Cinema for Romper Stomper
- 2005 Best International Lead Actor – Cinema for Cinderella Man
- 2009 Best International Lead Actor – Cinema for State of Play
Screen Actors Guild Awards
- 2002 Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture for A Beautiful Mind
- 2012 Best Cast in a Film for Les Misérables
- 1992 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor for Romper Stomper
- 1993 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor for Hammers Over the Anvil
- 1999 Broadcast Film Critics Association, London Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, San Diego Film Critics Society & Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Actor awards for The Insider
- 2000 Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, London Film Critics Circle, San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actor awards for Gladiator
- 2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, San Diego Film Critics Society & Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Actor awards for A Beautiful Mind
- 2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble for Les Misérables
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Frequently Asked Questions
$120 million (approx.)
Man of Steel ($668 million)