Russell Crowe

A bad week for … (October 21, 2012)

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Sunday, 21 October, 2012, 1:39am

Russell Crowe 'headed for US$25m divorce'

And cut: Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer just before rumours first surfaced that their marriage was in trouble. Photo: Reuters

Hollywood star Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have split up, a report said yesterday, with speculation that the Oscar-winning actor could face a US$25 million (HK$194 million) settlement.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Selden seen

The Selden Map before it was restored. Photos: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

The chance deciphering of an ancient map in Oxford University’s Bodleian Library has generated a flurry of excitement among maritime historians. Vanessa Collingridge explains why it is changing perceptions about Chinese trade during the Ming dynasty.

16 Mar 2014 - 12:47am

3.10 to Yuma

3.10 to Yuma

Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster

Director: James Mangold

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Poker-machine punters riled by Crowe crusade


Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has faced down many celluloid enemies in his Hollywood career - but his real-life anti-gambling campaign has generated a storm of protest and may be his toughest battle yet.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Classic in the making

Directed by Ridley Scott, American Gangster is a superbly made gangster movie that chronicles the rise and fall of a 1970s drug lord in a New York City where police corruption is rife.

It stars Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas, the self-made gangster who works and kills his way up the ladder of the New York drug trade.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Crowe fights one-armed bandits one club at a time

It's not quite life imitating art, but Russell Crowe's latest screen battle with a hoodlum in American Gangster bears more than a passing resemblance to his fight against one-armed bandits.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Rich and famous called on to do their bit for those less fortunate

Calling all Hong Kong celebrities. At a fund-raising event on Wednesday evening at M1NT, Phil Nielson, chairman of Variety the Children's Charity, told more than 500 attendees that celebrities have a major role to play in promoting the charity.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

A Good Year

A Good Year

Starring: Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard

Director: Ridley Scott

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Crowe, PM among well-wishers

The esteem in which Shane Dye is held in Australia was reflected when he received a personal note from Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, wishing him a speedy recovery.

He was also buoyed by a hand-written letter from actor Russell Crowe who, like Dye, is a New Zealander who made it big on the world stage.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

by Marc Cerasini

Harper Entertainment, $55

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Backstreet Boys Web site offers Valentine messages

To promote their next single, The Call, from the album Black and Blue, the Backstreet Boys have vowed to woo their legion of fans this Valentine's Day by phone.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

What The Critics Say

Proof Of Life

Off-screen lovers Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe join forces in this tale of a hostage negotiator (Crowe) who falls in love with the wife of a kidnap victim he is sent to get released. This all happens in the fictional South American country of Tecala, although it is set in several countries.

Leah Rozen


7 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

At the box office

The top 10 films at North American cinemas 1 (1) US$27.0M Mission: Impossible 2. Tom Cruise stars, John Woo directs and the action comes thick and fast.

2 (*) US$25.6M Big Momma's House. Martin Lawrence plays Malcolm Turner, an FBI agent who goes undercover as an XXX-sized mother-in-law.

8 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

At the box office

The top 10 films at North American cinemas 1 (*) US$71.8M Mission: Impossible 2. Tom Cruise stars, John Woo directs and the action comes thick and fast.

2 (1) US$33.5M Dinosaur. More than US$200 million of animation brings you dinosaurs searching for fabled nesting ground.

3 (*) US$19.5M Shanghai Noon. Jackie Chan heads West in a rollicking cowboy romp.

1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am