The Australian government has rejected all requests for citizenship from Russell Crowe in the past and continues to do so to this day. The famous actor himself spoke about this in an interview with RadioTimes.
"My name appears on the list of 50 national treasures. My face is printed on state postage stamps. I am the only foreigner, besides the Queen, who is, of course, honored with such an honor. It's very strange," he lamented.
According to Crowe, the Australian authorities have changed the legislation so that New Zealanders can apply for Australian citizenship if they spent most of 2001 and 2002 in Australia. “At that time I was very busy movieing abroad,” he added. Even the actor's marriage to Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 2003 did not affect the situation.
Note that Russell Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand. His family moved to Sydney when he was four years old. Glory came to the actor in the early 90s after the release of the movie "Skins". After that, he was increasingly invited to Hollywood, where he soon became one of the highest paid actors in modern cinema. In 2014, Crowe made his directing debut with The Water Seeker.
The Topic of Article: Russell Crowe accused the Australian authorities of not wanting to grant him citizenship.