Signature Line: "Are you not entertained?" -- Maximus Decimus Meridius in 'Gladiator.'
Career Peaks: Burly "man's man" Russell Crowe has been entertaining moviegoers since his breakout in the early '90s award-winning Australian films 'Proof' and 'Romper Stomper.' He earned great reviews as a detective wooing Kim Basinger in 1997's 'L.A. Confidential' ($64.6 million domestic), as heroic Captain James Aubrey in 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' ($94 million), and as a muscular yet sensitive Roman general-turned-slave in the Ridley Scott sword-and-sandal epic 'Gladiator,' his highest-grossing film to date ($187 million).