Russell Crowe is synonymous with the strong, musclebound characters he has played throughout his impressive career. From Gladiator to Robin Hood, the 53-year-old actor has a reputation for bagging the bulkier roles in Hollywood.

In his youth, this was not an issue for the toned New Zealand-native who boasted a solid physique. However, over the years the father-of-two has featured in less high-profile movies, now preferring to hide behind the camera in the role of director.

If you are a regular cinema-goer then you may have seen Crowe in big budget films such as the 2017 reboot of The Mummy and critically-panned Superman blockbuster, Man of Steel. 

In addition, he also appeared in the Academy-Award winning Les Misérables, joining the all-singing, all-dancing cast as Inspector Javert.