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

BABY STEPS

"I'm looking forward to bringing him up, diapers – all of that," Crowe told PEOPLE before the birth of his 17-month-old son Charles on Dec. 21, 2003. The devoted dad helped decorate the nursery in his Australia home with a mural depicting characters from the Enid Blyton children's book The Folk of the Faraway Tree.