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Russell Crowe

RUSSELL CROWE IS A WORLD-FAMOUS ACTOR, SINGER AND SONG-WRITER. HE’S BEEN NOMINATED SEVERAL TIMES FOR AN OSCAR AS BEST ACTOR; AND HE WON ONE FOR HIS ROLE IN THE FILM GLADIATOR (2000). BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THIS MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR.

Crowe was born in New Zealand on 7th April 1964. At the age of four, his family moved to Australia as his parents wanted to further their careers as film set designers. Crowe made his debut as an actor at age 6 in an episode of the Australian TV series Spyforce.

When Crowe was 14, his family moved back to New Zealand. During this time, Crowe pursued a career as a singer using the stage name Russ le Roq. In the 1980s, he released a single, “I Just Want to be Like Marlon Brando”.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (193) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about the body, 10 expressions for talking about seafood, 6 useful expressions for talking about the phone, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Technology – eReaders. • Work – ridiculous requests. • Language – how to speak English. • Culture – festivals. • Travel – Poland. • Legends – Robin Hood. • Hollywood – Russell Croew & Cate Blanchett. • Business – dishonest salespeople. • Crime – cheats. • Cuisine – fish pie. • History – pirates. • Music – Chopin. • Accents – the Polish English accent. • Business skills – how to negotiate. • Current events – modern-day pirates. • Language – situational irony. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!