Russell Crowe gets Hollywood star

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The Independent Culture

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, ahead of his return to the big screen with director Ridley Scott's re-imagining of "Robin Hood.

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The 46-year-old naturalized Australian actor - best known for his Oscar-winning role in action flick "Gladiator" and later as a maddening mathematician in "A Beautiful Mind" - was accompanied by his wife and two young children to receive the honor - the tourist spot's 2,404th star.

Also attending was talk show host Jay Leno and filmmaker Ron Howard, who directed the actor in 2001's "A Beautiful Mind" and 2005's boxing drama "Cinderella Man."

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