The Oscar-winning actor made the announcement via Twitter.

“Started the year knowing I had 4 movies to do. 5 in a row if you count Man of Steel. Only 1 short stint left on Winter’s Tale then home,” Crowe has tweeted.

He has just finished filming Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah in the US and Iceland and has tweeted about that too.

“Tonight I have no beard. Tonight I am released and Noah has ceased and the new eden can thrive without me. ps…not all the animals made it.”

But there’s still one acting gig left before Crowe can put his feet up and unwind over the holidays.

He appears in the new movie adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables, and he and his castmates have announced they’ll perform together at Joe’s Pub in New York City on December 8.

Crowe, 48, surprised NRL fans when he revealed he would shed his stake in South Sydney.

“It’s pretty simple – I have to make more time for my family,” Crowe told News Ltd from New York.

“I have loved the responsibility of bringing South Sydney back to being a competitive force. With many player contracts long-term and a great coach in place, it’s the right time,” Crowe told the Daily Telegraph.

Crowe and his business partner Peter Holmes a Court took the reins of the struggling club in 2006. Together the pair reportedly invested $11 million in the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Australian actor’s decision to sell his stake in the club comes following his recent break-up of his nine-year marriage to Danielle Spencer.

Reports at the time said the demands of Crowe’s acting career played a part in the split.

Whatever the case, Crowe says he is still as passionate as ever about the Rabbitohs.

“My family situation has changed,” Crowe told Fairfax.

“I have to address personally how busy I have made my life outside of my actual job. It doesn’t change anything at the club level. I will always be a South Sydney supporter and member, as I have been, man and boy, South Sydney ’til I die,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.