Born in New Zealand, Russell Crowe moved with his family to Australia when he was four years old. Acting since the age of six, Russell found success in the ‘80s with roles in stage productions of Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After achieving success in Australia, he decided to try his luck in Hollywood. L.A. Confidential (1997) was the movie that made him a Hollywood star. In 1999, he earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for The Insider. Although he lost to Kevin Spacey, he won the next year for Gladiator. Russell continued to prove his worth as a leading man the following year with his third Oscar-nominated performance in A Beautiful Mind. Now in his 40s, Russell continues to take on both leading and supporting roles in noteworthy projects such as Les Misérables, Man of Steel and Noah.