Oscar-winning actor who won four film awards for Best Actor after playing Maximus in Gladiator, and who played Javert in the 2012 film, Les Miserables. He was in Cinderella Man, American Gangster, and Master and Commander.
He made his first acting appearance on an Australian television program at the age of 5. His first successful American film was Virtuosity.
In 2001, the U.S. Secret Service guarded him after the infamous and powerful al-Qaeda terrorist organization threatened his life.
His parents were both movie set caterers. He was married to Danielle Spencer from 2003 to 2012. He has two sons named Tennyson and Charles.
He starred with Ed Harris in A Beautiful Mind, which was a semi-biographical film about John Nash.