All three films were also nominated for best picture, and both Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind won the award.
When he was 18, he was featured in A Very Special Person..., a promotional video for the theology/ministry course at Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education provider in New South Wales.
Crowe returned to Australia at age 21, intending to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Before production started, a film-student protégé of Ogilvie, Steve Wallace, hired Crowe for the film Blood Oath (1990) (aka Prisoners of the Sun), which was released a month earlier than The Crossing, although actually filmed later.
In 1992, Crowe starred in the first episode of the second series of Police Rescue.
In 2001, Crowe's portrayal of mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John F.
Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind brought him numerous awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.Crowe is also the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian National Rugby League team.The producer of the Australian TV series Spyforce was his mother's godfather, and Crowe (at age five or six) was hired for a line of dialogue in one episode, opposite series star Jack Thompson (in 1994 Thompson played the father of Crowe's character in The Sum of Us).When he was 14, his family moved back to New Zealand where, along with his brother Terry, he attended Auckland Grammar School with cousins Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe.He then continued his secondary education at Mount Roskill Grammar School, which he left at the age 16 to pursue his ambition of becoming an actor."I was working in a theatre show, and talked to a guy who was then the head of technical support at NIDA", Crowe has recalled.