Russell Ira Crowe is a New Zealand film actor, producer, and musician. He became famous worldwide with his brilliant performance in the 2000 British-American epic historical drama film ‘Gladiator,’ for which he was honored with an ‘Academy Award.’ Crowe started his acting career when he was young. He left New Zealand, where he was born and brought up, for Australia. In Australia, he started playing minor roles on television. He then ventured into the Australian film industry. He established himself as an A-list Hollywood celebrity after appearing in movies like ‘Gladiator,’ ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ ‘American Gangster,’ etc. Apart from being an actor, he is also a musician of great talent. He has been associated with many Australian and Canadian bands. Thanks to his singing abilities, he was cast as ‘Javert’ in the British-American epic historical period musical movie ‘Les Miserables.’ For his exceptional service to Australian society and Australian film production, Crowe has been honored with the ‘Australian Centenary Medal’ by the Australian government.