Who is Russell Crowe?
Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, filmmaker, musician, and singer. Although a New Zealander by birth, he spent 10 years of his childhood in Australia and returned there permanently at the age of 21; however, he has reportedly been denied Australian citizenship on multiple occasions.
Russell Crowe Movies
Russell Crowe is one of those figures that needs no introduction. But, let’s put how up-to-date we are with his lengthy filmography and go over the top ten of his films, as rated by IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.
On a scale of one to ten, The Shadow of Power (2009) appears last, in which Crowe plays a journalist investigating the dark side of politics.
It is immediately followed by A Wonderful Mind (2001) with its endearing portrayal of John Nash Nobel Prize in Economics.
Meanwhile, the incorruptible cop from American Gangster (2007) and Captain Jack Aubrey from the film Master & Commander: The Other Side of the World (2003) earned the eighth and seventh places respectively of Crowe’s most acclaimed films.
They are followed, in sixth and fifth place, by Cinderella Man (2005) and the box office Gladiator (2000) that made him the winner of an Oscar, while the fourth place is occupied by Proof (1991).
Meanwhile, on the prized podium of the three best films is the celebrated remake The 3:10 Train (2007), The Dilemma (1999) that targets the tobacco industry and L.A. Confidential (1997), the film that launched Crowe to stardom.
But, the list will not end there. Because when the cinemas reopen, the premiere of Out of Control (Unhinged) is expected, starring Crowe with a role that promises to re-dedicate it.
An inopportune honk in the middle of the street from a woman traveling with her son will awaken the boundless anger of a man (Crowe) who will do the unthinkable to achieve his goals.
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1. Thor: Love and Thunder
Return of the God of Thunder, better known as Thor (Chris Hemsworth). In this sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017), the fourth film in the series based on Marvel comics created by cartoonist Jack Kirby, editor Stan Lee and screenwriter Larry Lieber, the Asgardian superhero, along with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson ), must face a new and mysterious villain (Christian Bale). In addition, it will mean the return of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who will become the new Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder is shaping up to do to the Asgardian God of Thunder what Captain America: Civil War did to everyone’s favourite defrosted war veteran.
Last month, it was reported that the fourth solo Thor movie was going to have an “Avengers 5 feel” due to its ensemble cast, which is set to feature MCU crossovers to rival the Cap vs Iron Man battle of Civil War.
With so little known about the plot beyond the return of Natalie Portman, we don’t yet know if Thor: Love and Thunder will end up feeling more like an Avengers movie than a Thor movie.
First, the confirmed Thor: Love and Thunder cast. No surprise on who is front and centre. Yep. Chris Hemsworth is back as the God of Thunder, Thor. Joining him is the newly-installed ruler of New Asgard, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).
In a surprise reveal at SDCC, Natalie Portman was brought on stage. It was announced that she would be returning to the MCU as Jane Foster, but not any old Jane Foster. This Jane Foster – whether she’s from a multiverse or not is unclear – will be The Mighty Thor, a plot point drawn straight from the comic.
Director Taika Waititi will also once again be appearing in front of the camera as Korg. Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, is also showing up in the new Thor movie. Its unknown just how much of a role he’ll have but at least we essentially have confirmation that the Asgardians of the Galaxy ride again.
Chris Hemsworth has called it “one of the best scripts he’s read in years.” Accurate? Well, if you believe director Taika Waititi, it’s going to be Ragnarok turned up to eleven.
Marvel Phase 4 release dates for both the MCU movies and Disney Plus TV shows:
- WandaVision (TBA 2020)
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TBC 2021)
- The Black Widow movie (May 7, 2021)
- Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings (May 7, 2021)
- Loki TV show (Spring 2021)
- What If…? (Summer 2021)
- Hawkeye series (Fall 2021)
- Eternals (November 5, 2021)
- Spider-Man 3 (December 17, 2021)
- Thor: Love and Thunder (February 11, 2022)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)