Russell Crowe Loves New Jersey
Are you aware of this fact? Yes, it’s a fact. He’s an actor who can have do any movie he chooses, and his focus lately keeps pointing back to the Garden State.
…and why shouldn’t he love New Jersey? It’s a state rich in, well, everything. People. History. Money. You need more answers? Fuck you, go talk to The Wu Tang Clan, Jack Nicholson, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci or Frank Sinatra if you’re not quite clear. Actually, swing by place, and I’ll straight ya out.
Back to Mr. Crowe, lets take a look at his resume of Jerz:
American Gangster, 2007
Russell plays Richie Roberts, a detective from Jersey City, trying to take down Frank Lucas and his herione empire in Harlem, New York.
Cinderella Man, 2005
Russell plays Jim Braddock who’s considered a washed up boxer but makes an amazing comeback in his career. Although Braddock was born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, his parents relocated the family early on to West New York in Hudson County, New Jersey.
A Beautiful Mind, 2001
Russell plays American mathmetician John Forbes Nash. Yes, Nash is original from West Virginia, but where does most the movie take place? Princeton University, in Princeton New Jersey.
Most people don’t know this, but Gladiator was not about the Roman Empire, but about an ancient tribe of warriors from East Orange, New Jersey. Mr. Crowe played General Maximus Decimus Meridius. General Maximum cohabitated peacefully with the American Indians. The arena fights from the movie actually happened on what is present day Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey.