52 Facts About Russell Crowe

1. Russell Crowe was linked to his Les Miserables co-star at the weekend and lo and behold, the pair of them only ambled out for a very public lunch in Los Angeles.

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2. Russell Crowe goes unnoticed in New York City as he dons impressive prosthetics.

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3. Russell Crowe packed on the pounds to play late Fox News boss Roger Ailes in a new series on Showtime.

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4. Russell Crowe looks nothing like himself on the set of his new TV show.

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5. Russell Crowe was spotted on set during the filming of his latest role as Fox News' Roger Ailes and he was one-hundred percent unrecognizable.

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6. Russell Crowe hides his prosthetic belly under tuxedo while filming as Roger Ailes.

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7. Russell Crowe has undergone a huge transformation! The 54-year-old actor was spotted dressed as the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes on the set of his upcoming Showtime miniseries in New York City on Thursday.

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8. Russell Crowe gets hamsters spinning on age-appropriate roles for actresses.

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9. Russell Crowe is taking on the role of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice in the Room, a series examining the modern.

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10. Russell Crowe starred in the original Gladiator, which won numerous awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Visual Effects, after being nominated for 11 Academy Awards.

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11. Russell Crowe looks unrecognisable on the set of new TV show.

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12. Russell Crowe has done his best Christian Bale and become unrecognisable to transform into the late Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

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13. Russell Crowe is unrecognisable as he transforms into disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

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14. Russell Crowe is pretty much unrecognizable as Roger Ailes! The 54-year-old actor was spotted on the set of his upcoming Showtime series The Loudest Voice In The Room about the late Fox News chief on Tuesday in New York City.

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15. Russell Crowe was snapped in character as filming began in New York this week, per People magazine.

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16. Russell Crowe was seen shooting Tuesday in NYC for the upcoming.

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17. Russell Crowe is pulling a Christian Bale fully immersing himself in his role as late Fox News chief Roger Ailes, and doing such a great job at it, you'd never recognize him on the street.

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18. Russell Crowe will play Roger Ailes in Showtime's new limited series, and PEOPLE can reveal the first look at the actor's astounding transformation.

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19. Russell Crowe gets playful with his prosthetic belly while filming scenes in costume.

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20. Russell Crowe is starring in Showtime's as yet untitled new limited series about the former Fox News chief, Roger Ailes, and we now have a first look at him in action.

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21. Russell Crowe is going the extra mile for his upcoming role as the late Roger Ailes, former chairman and CEO of Fox News.

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22. On 22 October 2007, Russell Crowe appeared in the booth of a Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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23. Russell Crowe watches and plays cricket, and captained the 'Australian' Team containing Steve Waugh against an English side in the 'Hollywood Ashes' Cricket Match.

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24. Russell Crowe was a guest presenter at the 2013 Dally M Awards and presented the prestigious Dally M Medal to winner Cooper Cronk.

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25. Russell Crowe told ITV Local Yorkshire the game was not a marketing exercise.

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26. Russell Crowe helped to organise a rugby league game that took place at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida, between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the European Super League champions Leeds Rhinos on 26 January 2008.

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27. In 1999 Russell Crowe paid $42,000 at auction for the brass bell used to open the inaugural rugby league match in Australia in 1908 at a fund-raiser to assist Souths' legal battle for re-inclusion in the League.

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28. Russell Crowe has been a supporter of the rugby league football team the South Sydney Rabbitohs since childhood.

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29. In 1999, Russell Crowe was involved in a scuffle at the Plantation Hotel in Coffs Harbour, Australia, which was caught on security video.

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30. Russell Crowe recalled: "It was something to do with some recording picked up by a French policewoman, I think, in either Libya or Algiers.

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31. On 9 March 2005, Russell Crowe revealed to GQ magazine that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had approached him prior to the 73rd Academy Awards in March 2001, and told him that the terrorist group al-Qaeda wanted to kidnap him.

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32. In November 2010, Russell Crowe told David Letterman that he had smoked more than 60 cigarettes a day for 36 years, and that he had fallen off the wagon the previous night and smoked heavily.

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33. Russell Crowe stated in November 2007 that he would like to be baptised as a Christian and felt that he had put it off for too long.

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34. Russell Crowe owns a house in the North Queensland city of Townsville, purchased in May 2008.

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35. In 2000, Russell Crowe was romantically involved with his co-star Meg Ryan while on the set of their film Proof of Life.

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36. Russell Crowe began an on-again, off-again relationship with Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 1989, when they co-starred in the 1990 film The Crossing.

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37. On 18 August 2012, Russell Crowe appeared along with Doyle at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of the city's Menningarnott program.

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38. On 26 September 2011, Russell Crowe appeared on-stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver in the middle of Keith Urban's concert.

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39. Russell Crowe performed lead vocals and guitar for the band, which formed in 1992.

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40. In June 2013, Russell Crowe signed to make his directional debut with an historical drama film The Water Diviner, which he starred in alongside Jacqueline McKenzie, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney.

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41. Russell Crowe starred in the 2010 Paul Haggis film The Next Three Days, an adaptation of the 2008 French film Pour Elle.

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42. Russell Crowe appeared in Robin Hood, a film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and released on 14 May 2010.

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43. Russell Crowe won the best actor award for A Beautiful Mind at the 2002 BAFTA award ceremony, as well as the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the same performance.

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44. Russell Crowe received three consecutive best actor Oscar nominations, for The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.

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45. Russell Crowe was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for "service to Australian society and Australian film production.

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46. In 1992, Russell Crowe starred in the first episode of the second series of Police Rescue.

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47. In 1987, Russell Crowe spent six months busking when he could not find other work.

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48. Russell Crowe returned to Australia at age 21, intending to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

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49. Russell Crowe began his performing career as a musician in the early 1980s, under guidance from his good friend Tom Sharplin, when he performed under the stage name "Russ Le Roq".

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50. Russell Crowe has been the co-owner of the National Rugby League team South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2006.

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51. In 2015, Russell Crowe made his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, in which he starred.

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52. Russell Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five awards as best actor and seven nominations in the same category.

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