Russell Crowe's Beautiful Life

From husband to dad to rockin' rugby player, see the Cinderella Man star's most defining moments. By Serena Kappes

TOUCH OF EVIL

Crowe's neo-Nazi skinhead in 1992's Romper Stomper gave international audiences a taste of the actor's intensity. "I just thought, 'This guy's an animal,' " Gladiator director Ridley Scott told Time after seeing the Aussie film. "It was only later when I met him I also found out how smart and articulate he was."