Russell Crowe is regared as one of the best actors and came to international attention with a long list of best actor awards along his movie career. He won 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 10 further nominations for best actor for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator. Inn 2001, Crowe's role in the biopic A Beautiful Mind brought him numerous awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Crowe's work has earned him several accolades during his career including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three consecutive Academy Award nominations (1999–2001), one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award.
When Crowe was five years old, following his parents career in set catering, he made his first acting appearance on an Australian television program at the age of 5 with first successful American film was Virtuosity under the help of his mother's godfather, the producer of the Australian TV series Spyforce.
Crowe had relationship with Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 1989 and had two sons: Charles Spencer Crowe and Tennyson Spencer Crowe. In 2000, Crowe got involved with his co-star Meg Ryan while on the set of their film but in 2000, they had separated.