Born: April 7, 1964, Russell Ira Crowe, in Strathmore Park, New Zealand.
Family moved to Sydney, Australia, when Russell was 4.
Ancestry: Norwegian, Maori.
Grew up in film and television industry, developed an affinity for the business at a very early age.

"He reminds me of myself as a young actor."
~Anthony Hopkins,
from Mr. Showbiz bio

"The charismatic and intense actor has proven himself imminently capable of portraying a broad spectrum of human emotions: he's just as competent at projecting beatific sweetness as he is at channeling palpable menace, a glibly schizophrenic facility that only the greatest of actors can claim."
~Mr Showbiz