A Beautiful Mind (2001)

 Crowe's portrayal of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician struggling with mental illness, showcases his ability to convey complex characters with depth and empathy.

The Insider (1999)

In this thriller, Crowe plays Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower against the tobacco industry, demonstrating his capacity for playing morally complex roles.

Gladiator (2000)

As Maximus, a betrayed Roman general turned gladiator, Crowe delivers a powerful performance that combines physicality with emotional depth.

L.A. Confidential (1997)

 Crowe's role as Bud White, a tough yet morally upright police officer, adds depth to this noir crime drama.

Cinderella Man (2005)

Portraying James J. Braddock, a boxer during the Great Depression, Crowe showcases resilience and strength in adversity.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

In this epic naval film, Crowe plays Captain Jack Aubrey, a role that highlights his capabilities in leading large-scale, action-driven narratives.

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

As the outlaw Ben Wade, Crowe's performance balances menace and charisma in this Western.

Proof (1991)

In one of his early roles, Crowe's performance in this Australian film about a blind photographer and his friends received critical acclaim.

Romper Stomper (1992)

This early role for Crowe earned him a Best Actor award at the Seattle International Film Festival for his portrayal of a violent skinhead leader.

Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

This performance, less known but critically acclaimed, further demonstrates Crowe's range as an actor.