Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealander Australian actor, film producer and musician. He came to international attention for his ... More »Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealander Australian actor, film producer and musician. He came to international attention for his role as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and ten further nominations for Best Actor. Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five awards as Best Actor and seven nominations in the same category. In 2001, Crowe's portrayal of mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind brought him numerous awards, including an BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor category Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding... [ Wikipedia ]

Noah is 'strange and perplexing' says Vatican newspaper

Russell Crowe stars in the lead role, alongside Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. Crowe, 50, spent a fortnight lobbying Pope Francis to watch Noah and briefly met him for a blessing, but the Vatican made it clear that the encounter was not intended as an ...

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Is 2014 the year of the Christian film?

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jennifer Connelly, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah. "PARAMOUNT PICTURES Hollywood may finally be getting the message. This past weekend, Paramount’s “Noah” and “God’s Not Dead” were among the top four grossing films at the ...

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NHL Suit Alleging Head Injuries a Real Head Scratcher

“In Mystery, Alaska, Russell Crowe was the town sheriff and the team captain,” the suit says of one such hockey movie. “The very next year, the film Gladiator was released also starring Russell Crowe, which won the Best Picture Academy Award. Russell Crowe won the Best ...

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It’s not just you, there really are a lot of faith-focused movies this year and here’s why

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Russell Crowe in a scene from “Noah.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise) “Noah” managed to suffer criticism from Christians who thought the film was more of a fantasy adaptation than an accurate telling of the biblical tale. “God ...

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From Noah to Moses, why the renewed interest in Bible films?

On an altogether different scale, Paramount Pictures’ epic Noah starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, was produced with a $130m budget and has so far made almost $250m in worldwide box-office sales since opening in late March. Rich Gelfond, chief executive of cinema ...

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Hollywood's growing faith in Christian movies

Unlike "Heaven Is for Real" and "Son of God," Russell Crowe's biblical epic "Noah" (playing in only 1,000 more theaters than "Heaven") was marketed as a blockbuster. Although Paramount reached out to religious groups and the pope, its promotional campaign also included a Super Bowl spot. ...

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Zac Efron Endorses Batman Over Superman

And Seth Rogen would rather beat up Rose Byrne than Russell Crowe. Who knew? In two years, moviegoers will witness one of the most anticipated superhero showdowns of all time: Batman versus Superman, in the still untitled "Man of Steel" sequel. On paper, the outcome might seem obvious. ...

Jon Stewart Mocks Religious Backlash Against 'Noah'

" The Russell Crowe-starring "Noah" has raked in over $180 million at the global box office since its April 8th debut. While director Darren Aronofsky has called the film " the least biblical biblical film ever made ," some didn't get the memo and many Christian groups have criticized ...

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Amanda Seyfried works gingham shorts on grocery run with Justin Long

Amanda has recently been working in Pittsburgh on her next film Fathers and Daughters alongside Russell Crowe and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, who plays her love interest. Her character Katie struggles to identify with her emotionally disturbed father, played by Russell Crowe, and ...

Russell Crowe keeps 'Noah' afloat

Russell Crowe stars as "Noah. " (Niko Tavernise / Paramount Pictures / April 17, 2014) Whether or not you embrace director Darren Aronofsky's fierce biblical vision in "Noah," it's worth seeing the film for the remarkably moving performance by Russell Crowe in the title role. The ...

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Jane Fonda joins Russell Crowe in Fathers and Daughters

Russell Crowe is already attached to the film, which will also star Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Diane Kruger and Quvenzhané Wallis. Crowe will play a struggling novelist dealing with depression while raising his 5-year-old daughter, while Seyfried will play the ...

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Russell Crowe is superb in the title role. Rated PG-13. 137 minutes. - M. LaSalle The second installment of Lars von Trier's story of a nymphomaniac and her recollections is marginally better than the first, in that Charlotte Gainsbourg takes center stage, but it's still a boring, ugly ...

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MTV Movie Awards: Efron, Tatum, Wahlberg among memorable moments

After the setup for the skit, which involved O'Brien talking to a room of white-haired MTV execs and challenging himself to pull off the star-studded task, he raced through a series of one-off gags with celebrities as Jessica Alba, Seth Rogen, Russell Crowe, Taylor Swift, Martin Scorsese ...

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'Noah' box office trickles as 'Heaven Is for Real' makes a splash

The Russell Crowe -starring film opened to a robust $44 million its first weekend, but it also garnered a weak C grade from the polling firm Cinemascore, a bad sign for a film's word-of-mouth prospects. Paramount executives chalked the C up to strongly polarized opinions rather than ...

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How Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter rewrote Oscar campaigning

Two years later, Universal released Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind," which took a number of liberties in relating the life of mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe). Among the items excised or minimized from his life in screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's screenplay: Nash's arrest for ...

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Why ‘Noah' can't dock his ark at Philippine theaters

Manila : Philippines | Apr 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM PDT Connelly (left) and Russell Crowe [Unlink] in the Darren Aronofsky [Unlink] film Noah It could take more than 40 days and 40 nights for the multimillion dollar Hollywood movie Noah to dock its ark in Philippine theaters. The Darren ...

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'Captain America' edges out 'Rio 2' to retain top box-office spot

Paramount's "Noah," the Old Testament-inspired epic starring Russell Crowe, dropped from the No. 2 spot last weekend to No. 6 with $7.5 million. The Darren Aronofsky movie has so far grossed $84.9 million domestically. "God's Not Dead," another faith-based movie, earned $5.9 million over ...

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VIDEO: Pause for Thought with Lawson Main

Russell Crowe playing Noah spoke of love, mercy and second chance. This reminded me that after 30 years of working in the Criminal Justice System I have had the privilege on many occasions to witness the miracle of changed life and second chance as addicts, burglars and thieves have ...

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