Australian Actors Who’ve Made Hollywood Their Own!

Did you know Margot Robbie worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of 16 to make ends meet? More on these Australian actors who are not only leading men and women of Australia, but also of Hollywood!


Russell Crowe

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General Maximus (Gladiator), Professor John Nash (A Beautiful Mind), Robin Hood, Inspector Javert (Les Miserable) – this is how we’ve known Russell Crowe. It was Gladiator though got him known internationally and an Academy Award.

Russell Ira Crowe was born on 7th April 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand to parents who worked as film set caterers. His family moved to Australia when he was 4 years old. However they moved back to New Zealand during his high school years. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Though he has applied for Australian citizenship, he’s been rejected all times.

Crowe began performing as a musician in the early 1980s under the name ‘Russ Le Roq’. His best single “I Want To Be Like Marlon Brando” did not do too well in the music industry. 21 year old Crowe returned to Australia and started pursuing his career in acting. During this period, he appeared in several Australian shows and musicals. His first movie role was provided in The Crossing (1990).

Before moving on to American films, Crowe acted in a Canadian movie. His first significant films in Hollywood came when he starred with Denzel Washington in Virtuosity.

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