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Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian actor. Crowe received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 2000's Gladiator. Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom were movie set caterers; his father also managed a hotel. Crowe's maternal grandfather, Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographer who, according to Crowe, produced the first film by New Zealander Geoff Murphy, and was also named an MBE for filming footage of World War II. Crowe's maternal great-great-great grandmother was MÃ?â??�ori, and as a result Crowe is registered on the MÃ?â??�ori electoral roll in New Zealand; Crowe also has Norwegian, Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Two of Russell Crowe's cousins, Martin and Jeff Crowe are former New Zealand national cricket captains. When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Australia, where his parents pursued a career in filmset catering. The producer of the Australian TV series Spyforce...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Russell Crowe. You should replace/update it...
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