It's common knowledge that prominent actors and directors approach interviews, especially on television, with some caution. Over twelve years, presenting more than 200 of the most illustrious stars of film, theatre, television and music, 'Inside the Actors Studio' has earned the reputation of being a forum where guests can speak fearlessly, openly and honestly about the things that matter most to them: their craft and the crucial events of their lives and careers that shaped them as people and artists. Russell Crowe holds the distinction of having received three Best Actor Oscar nominations in three consecutive years, for his portrayal of Dr. Jeffrey Wigand in 'The Insider', Maximus Decimu Meridius in 'Gladiator', for which he won the Academy Award, an Nobel Prize winner John Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind', all of it accomplished within a few years of his arrival in America from Australia. A remarkable combination of the classical British and realistic American traditions, he has found a home in American cinema as both movie star and actor, and as rebel, personified by his rock and roll career, and artistic talent, embodied forever in unique characters he has created. Russell Crowe is a private individual, guarding himself from the journalistic spotlight. But he, like all the others, proved to be open, generous and fascinating guest when he shared his craft 'Inside the Actors Studio'.