2021-12-30

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  • Faith: Other
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  April 07, 1964
  • Accomplishments:  Golden Globe Winner, Academy Award Winner
  • Fun Faith Fact!: His parents didn’t baptize him as a child because they wanted him to make his own religious decisions.

Russell Ira Crowe is a musician, actor, director, and singer. He was born on April 7, 1964 in New Zealand and raised in Australia. His family relocated to Sydney when he was four. Most of his childhood was spent on film and tv sets since his parents were entertainment industry caterers. When he was six years old, Crowe landed the part of an orphan on the TV show “Spy Force”. That was the first of his many tv show appearances in his child actor career.

In 1978, his family moved back to New Zealand. Around that time, Crowe began his singing career as “Rus le Roc”. He released the single “I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando” in 1980. Next, he and his friend started the group “Roman Antix” which turned into “30 Odd Foot of Grunts” which Crowe was the guitarist, singer, and songwriter for.

In the early 1980’s, Crowe moved back to Australia to start an acting career. In 1983, he scored a part in the musical project “Grease”. He also got a role in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” production tour from 1986 to 1988.

Crowe isn’t a part of any particular religion, but he has expressed his thoughts on different religions. His parents didn’t baptize him as a child because they wanted him to make his own religious decisions.

The actor has stated that he’s not a Scientologist, however he looked into the religion a few times over the years. He also revealed that he received advice from a celebrity friend.

“From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion,” the award-winning actor explained in an interview with “People” magazine. “When I met Tom Cruise when he was married to [fellow Aussie] Nicole [Kidman], we were spending a bit of time together so I thought I’d find out a little bit about what he was into. I never ended up putting my two cents down on anybody’s table. I’ve never graced [Scientology’s] doorway.”


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