Oscars: 11 Past Best Actor winners

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, January 27, 2011

11 of 11: Russell Crowe won an Oscar in 2001 for 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' for his performance of Maximus Meridas in 'Gladiator'. This epic film follows a betrayed Roman general, seeking vengeance after being unlawfully imprisoned and forced to compete in Gladiator games for survival. This was Crowe's first win and fourth nomination. (A.M.P.A.S.)

Get more: Oscars, Award Shows