Russell Crowe (1964)

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Russell Crowe

1964 On the 7th of April Russell Ira Crowe is born in Wellington, New Zealand. Russel Crowe is a very appreciated actor of the last decades.

1968 The Crowe family moves to Australia, where they work in catering. The parents manage to get roles for little Russel in different tv shows they deliver food to on set.

1978 Russel goes back to New Zealand and starts playing in a rock band.

1983 Young Crowe starts his acting career with a role in an adaptation on the Grease musical.

1986 Crowe gets a role in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a theater show with which he goes touring.

1990 The actor makes his big screen start with the movie Blood Oath. The same year he also gets his first main role, in the movie The Crossing.

1991 Crowe plays among Anthony Hopkins in The Efficiency Expert.

1992 The role in the movie Proof gets him a first AFI (Australian Film Institute Award) for beste supporting actor.

1993 Crowe receives his second AFI, this time for best actor in a leading role, for the movie Romper Stomper.

1995 The movie The Quick and the Dead is launched, a western in which Crowe plays among Sharon Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio.

1997 Russel becomes truly famous in the USA for his role in L.A. Confidential.

1999 The movie The Insider is launched, in which Russel plays among Al Pacino. The role brings him an Academy Award nomination.

Mel Gibson (1956)

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Mel Gibson

1956 On the 3rd of January Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson is born in New York, USA. Later known as Mel Gibson, he is one of the most famous action movies actor.

1968 Gibson’s father decides to move the family to Sydney, Australia, in order to prevent his sons getting into the army for the war in Vietnam. The family had 11 children. Young Mel graduates high school and decides to apply to the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. The audition is a success, so Mel starts his acting career.

1977 After graduating from college and starring in different plays, Gibson gets his first movie role in the low-budget production Summer City. At the same time, Gibson continues to play in the australian tv show The Sullivans, which he started in 1976.

1979 Gibson gets a role in the successful movie Mad Max, role that will become a trademark for him. At the time Mad Max was the best selling australian movie. The same year Gibson plays a mentally slow child in the movie Tim. The role gets him the first Australian Film Institute Award (AFI).

1980 The actor marries actress Robyn Moore, with whom he will have seven children.

1981 He receives his second AFI, for the role in Gallipoli, which shows the drama of some australian soldiers during World War I. The same year the Mad Max sequel is launched.

1982 Mel stars in his first romantic drama in The Year of Living Dangerously.

1984 Mel stars in his first american production, starring in The River. The movie is a real success, getting many Oscar nominations.

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