Russell Crowe Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

9th August 2016

Tweet: "Oh man the @Olympics are killing me already, so emotional... The sacrifice, passion and commitment of these athletes is truly inspiring." Russell Crowe is hooked on the Rio Olympics.

10th April 2016

Quote: "I'm so well known for doing comedies that even when I do a dramatic part, people still wanna laugh... What can I say, it's a gift." Russell Crowe had a laugh at his own expense during his monologue as guest host on Saturday Night Live (09Apr16) by showing a clip of of his much-maligned singing role in musical Les Miserables.

7th April 2016

Tweet: "Thank you all for your birthday wishes. Grateful to be in NY doing @nbcsnl , stellar cast, great fun, couldn't have asked for a better gift." Actor Russell Crowe celebrates his 52nd birthday preparing to host Saturday Night Live this weekend (09Apr16).

23rd April 2015

Fact: Actor Russell Crowe showed off his music skills on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Wednesday (22Apr15) by singing a cheeky song about the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill.

22nd April 2015

Quote: "It's substantially more interesting directing than being an actor, that level of responsibility, because it's not just the composition of the shots, it's the colour, it's the texture, it's where music is and where silence is, and all of those things. Artistically, it's the deepest, most satisfying thing I've ever done." Russell Crowe is eager to expand his filmmaking credentials after making his feature-length directorial debut with The Water Diviner.

30th March 2015

Quote: "I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. (He'd say), 'Is Mr. Wall there? Is Mrs Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha'. You're supposed to grow out of doing that, right?" Russell Crowe on the odd prank calls he used to get from Michael Jackson.

13th November 2014

Fact: Val Kilmer's actor son Jack has joined Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in period detective movie Nice Guys. He'll team up with his Palo Alto co-star Margaret Qualley in the film, which also features Matt Bomer and Kim Basinger.

7th November 2014

Fact: Russell Crowe has been given a big boost as a filmmaker - his new directorial effort, The Water Diviner, in which he stars alongside Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney, has been picked up by executives at Warner Bros. The period film is based in 1919 Turkey. It will be released in the U.S. in April (15).

12th August 2014

Tweet: "Robin Williams... that 5 minute chat that evolved into 90 mins, my sides were aching from laughter. Amazing mind, such a kind man.Rip." Russell Crowe remembers late Hollywood funnyman Robin Williams.

13th May 2014

Tweet: "Just heard Prince is gigging in the Uk, tickets still available Manchester Sat 17 and Birmingham Monday 19... Do yourself a favour, see him." Russell Crowe urges his British Twitter followers to catch Prince on tour.

7th April 2014

Quote: "Thanks to all of you who have sent birthday messages, very kind of you." Russell Crowe thanks fans after he hit the landmark age of 50 on Monday (07Apr14).

7th April 2014

Tweet: Before I left Paris I went to Sacre Coeur , I lit a candle for my family, for my colleagues, for Ssfc (South Sydney Football Club), the village, the pope and the A of C (Archbishop of Canterbury)... 10 candles all together, 8 red, 2 white. There is something simple in the ritual that makes me feel good for doing it." Playing Noah on screen appears to have given Russell Crowe a new religious edge as he visits one of France's most famous Roman Catholic churches.

4th April 2014

Fact: Malaysia in the latest majority Muslim country to ban Russell Crowe's biblical epic Noah due to its depiction of a prophet, following in the footsteps of the Middle East and Indonesia.

29th March 2014

Tweet: "This girl should be a superstar... Danielle Spencer 'Wish I'd Been Here' - Music Video." Russell Crowe gives his estranged wife a big boost by linking to her new music video on YouTube.

28th March 2014

Fact: Actor/singer Russell Crowe showed off his musical skills on Thursday (27Mar14) as he jammed with U.S. talk show host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots on a rendition of Johnny Cash's Folson Prison Blues. The Gladiator star was invited to pick up a guitar and take the microphone, with The Tonight Show host Fallon on harmonica.

26th March 2014

Quote: "I don't use Instagram, just Twitter. There is someone pretending to be me on Instagram... must be odd to want to do that, embarrassing really." Russell Crowe alerts fans to an imposter online.

25th March 2014

Tweet: "power of the people !! @ParamountUk are putting on premieres in Dublin, Cardiff and Edinburgh!! All on Sat 29th of March, I'm going to all 3." Russell Crowe has a busy Saturday planned as he promotes new movie Noah in the U.K. and Ireland.

24th March 2014

Quote: "We never worked together and I would have loved to. He was a great bloke. We got along so well. Like everybody else I was devastated when I heard of his passing. He was a good friend." Actor Russell Crowe pays tribute to his Hollywood pal Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from a drug overdose last month (Feb14).

23rd March 2014

Quote: "Given the amount of controversy surrounding this film, and has been surrounding it for a year now, the fact that we were invited to the Vatican was extremely kind and I think the Holy Father showed a great level of consistency with the things he's been saying and things he's been doing. It was an incredible privilege to be invited." Russell Crowe felt honoured to be invited to hear an address by Pope Francis in the Vatican during a recent trip to Italy to promote new religious movie Noah.

17th March 2014

Tweet: "There are a lot of beautiful women in Moscow. Am I the first to notice or does everybody say that?" Russell Crowe is impressed with Russia's stunners during a whistle-stop press tour for new film Noah.

16th March 2014

Tweet: "The Water Diviner wrapped principal photography yesterday. Leaving Turkey. Have a deep affection for this country and the people. Thank you." Russell Crowe fell in love with Turkey while shooting his upcoming film, The Water Diviner, there.

19th February 2014

Quote: "I had to pinch myself during my scenes with Colin and Russell Crowe. I said, 'This can't be really happening!' Acting is like a game of tennis: If you're working with someone brilliant, you have to up the stakes, and I love that challenge." Former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay was starstruck working with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe in new movie Winter's Tale.

21st October 2013

Tweet: Hey @OlyaKurylenko (sic), what an adventure we have had in Istanbul. I hope you were ok with the weather...all this sunshine...what can you do...? An incredible trip to Turkey. The generosity & kindness of the people I have met has again touched my heart. I will be back. Inshallah." Russell Crowe enjoys a working break in Istanbul, where he is filming The Water Diviner with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko. The film will mark the actor's directorial debut.

17th October 2013

Fact: Les Miserables co-stars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried are reuniting to play father and daughter in a new drama. The actors have been cast in director Gabriele Muccino's new movie, Fathers & Daughters. Crowe landed the job earlier this week (begs14Oct13), while Mamma Mia! star Seyfried officially joined the cast on Thursday (17Oct13).

12th September 2013

Tweet: "Jolly old morning. Prp injections in both Achilles tendons & one big toe... I am replicating tendon as I tweet... brand new soon, no workout today." Actor Russell Crowe is having platelet-rich plasma injections to fix injuries.

31st August 2013

Tweet: "Went out today & I didn't say yes to any photographs. Just a bloke with his kid. Sorry it bothered people, but it didn't bother my son." Actor Russell Crowe makes a decision to snub fan photos so he can enjoy some quality time with his kid.

5th August 2013

Tweet: "In Turkey they have a Tv series based on my movie (The Next Three Days)... It's (sic) title translates as 20 minutes... The world is full of mystery." Russell Crowe comes across a Tv version of his 2010 film on his travels.

24th July 2013

Tweet: "Who is going to see @SamanthaBarks rock out in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl? What a treat that will be, GO Sammi..." Russell Crowe gives his Les Miserables co-star a boost as she prepares to hit the stage in Brooke Shields' upcoming production of Chicago.

14th July 2013

Tweet: "Congratulations England. 1-0 to you." Australia cricket fan Russell Crowe is gracious in defeat as England win the first match of the Ashes series.

5th July 2013

Tweet: "Hello America, hope you're all celebrating & enjoying your day... take a minute or two to reflect on just how amazing your country is." Russell Crowe wishes his American Twitter followers a happy Independence Day.

24th June 2013

Tweet: "Huge premiere tonight in Sydney for @ManofSteelMovie, 7 Cinemas!! First time I've seen it in 3D...Holy S**t . Awesome work Zach Snyder." Russell Crowe is impressed by his Man of Steel director's 3D work.

14th June 2013

Quote: "Currently the mantle is held by Cate Blanchett until further experiences." Russell Crowe rates his Robin Hood co-star as the best onscreen kisser he has filmed a clinch with.

10th June 2013

Tweet: "Last night I saw my ex wife (in American Gangster) Carla Gugino , she currently has flaming red hair, she looks amazing." Russell Crowe was floored by a former co-star.

3rd June 2013

Tweet: "I am a @lego mini figure. This gives me great joy. You have to understand, Lego is my two boys' favourite thing... I have entered the realm." Russell Crowe is thrilled with his new Superman: Man of Steel Lego figure.

1st June 2013

Tweet: "Just received my 1:6 Jor El figurine... looks great... how did I get Kenny Rogers' beard?" Russell Crowe likes his Man of Steel action figure.

27th May 2013

Tweet: "Up at 4am this morning to get to London for a connecting flight only to be delayed on the ground for 3 hours, always the way." Actor Russell Crowe has been having travel problems.

24th May 2013

Tweet: "Istanbul is magical and crazy . Had my coffee grounds read by a fortune teller, apparently @ManofSteelMovie is going to be huge." Russell Crowe has high hopes for his new Superman movie after visiting a seer in Turkey.

22nd May 2013

Tweet: "How is it that I've lived 49 years on this planet but never been to the Greek Islands before. So beautiful. Yassou Mykonos I will return." Russell Crowe has fallen in love with the Greek Islands after a recent visit.

15th May 2013

Tweet: "Just contemplating how massive the change in life young Henry Cavill is about to deal with. @ManofSteelMovie is excellent." Russell Crowe is a big fan of the new Superman movie, in which he plays the Man of Steel's birth father.

15th April 2013

Quote: "My favourite actor ever is (Marlon) Brando. But the living actor I admire most is Daniel Day-Lewis." Russell Crowe reveals his acting inspirations.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "Holy s**t, #LesMis just passed Gladiator International Bo number. Gladiator total $457.6m ( $269.9 Int ) Les Mis total $422.9m ( $274.8 Int)." Russell Crowe is impressed by Les Miserables' global box office figures.

12th February 2013

Fact: Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has narrated a film documentary about wine. Red Obsession focuses on the influence of the French wine industry in China and will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany this week (beg11Feb13).

1st February 2013

Tweet: "Voted Hugh Jackman as Best Actor for the Oscars. The character arc, the degree of difficulty, way more responsibility than any other nominee." Russell Crowe has cast his vote for his Les Miserables co-star.

29th January 2013

Tweet: "I just saw a picture of Coworth Park in a magazine, I stayed there while shooting Les Mis. What a special place it is. Truly felt like home." Russell Crowe is a big fan of the five-star Berkshire, England hotel.

22nd January 2013

Tweet: "RIP David Coe, I am going to miss you mate." Russell Crowe is in mourning for Australian businessman David Coe, who died earlier this week (begs21Jan13) after a suspected heart attack.

18th January 2013

Tweet: "If you go to Les Miserables or Broken City in India this weekend, tell me where you saw it and what your thoughts are." Russell Crowe wants feedback about his movies from fans.

17th January 2013

Tweet: "I was on George Street in Sydney tonight...handshakes, love, sincerity, s**t at all,just a question...did I die or something?" Russell Crowe is pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome he received during a night out in Australia.

16th January 2013

Tweet: "So according to Sydney papers I'm filming in New York...I've looked out the window and gosh the city has changed, looks just like the bush." Russell Crowe insists he's back home in Australia, despite what the tabloids say.

14th January 2013

Tweet: "Will #LesMis be released in India? On what date? Never been to India.Despite the odd press I get there, fictional 'e-mail Interviews' etc, it is a place that holds a great fascination for me." Russell Crowe is looking forward to the launch of Les Miserables in India.

11th January 2013

Tweet: "Congrats to @realhughjackman and Anne Hathaway and all involved with @LesMiserables, love and congrats to Jackie Weaver too, wonderful news." Russell Crowe congratulates his Les Miserables co-stars and fellow antipodean Weaver, who all landed Oscar nominations on Thursday (10Jan13).

9th January 2013

Tweet: "Big day for @realhughjackman Number 1 album in the Us and a @BAFTA best actor nomination , congrats mate !!" Russell Crowe toasts the success of his Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman.

8th December 2012

Tweet: "I met Richard Harris' granddaughter the other night, such a beauty, old DICky would be so proud. I miss him still, the stories, the laughter." Russell Crowe remembers the late movie great, who he co-starred with the actor in Gladiator.

19th November 2012

Tweet: "I've been reading Arnold Schwarzenegger bio Total Recall. I was never really a fan of his, but I am now. Hard working man. Respect." Russell Crowe is impressed with the Terminator's memoirs.

19th November 2012

Quote: "During rehearsal, these two titans with brilliant voices, Hugh and Russell, are singing. And it's like a shiver on the back of your neck." Actor Eddie Redmayne was intimidated by the vocal prowess of his Les Miserables co-stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

19th November 2012

Tweet: "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." Russell Crowe is keen to get home to Australia after a string of movies. The time spent abroad has reportedly taken its toll on the Oscar winner's marriage - he and wife Danielle Spencer split last month (Oct12), although neither has spoken about the rumours yet.

18th November 2012

Tweet: "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." Russell Crowe celebrates the end of movie epic Noah.

14th November 2012

Tweet: "Met Ricky Gervais at Jfk, nice man." Russell Crowe has nice things to say about the British funnyman after a chance meeting.

7th November 2012

Tweet: "Snow from 48th floor,beautiful. Hour or so, I'll be out in that, not so beautiful then. I don't think i'll ride my bicycle to work today." Russell Crowe watches the incoming New York snow storm from on high.

29th October 2012

Tweet: "Found Yorkshire tea at Myers of Keswick on Hudson Street, Ny. Teapot and 1953 coronation cup. Aah Tea, it's the ritual perfect for Hurricanes." Russell Crowe plans to sit out the gathering storm in New York with plenty of tea.

29th October 2012

Tweet: "Sitting in a Hurricane, just like any another day... I'll wait to see what blows in with the wind." Russell Crowe has been caught up in Hurricane Sandy, which is set to batter America's East Coast on Monday (29Oct12). Production on the star's new movie Noah has been put on hold due to the storm.

23rd October 2012

Tweet: "Hey haters..Every min u are harassing me is another min u are distracted from spewing hate at people who are less resolute. Haha, God bless." Russell Crowe takes aim at those attacking him on Twitter following his reported marriage split and endorsement of President Barack Obama.

18th October 2012

Tweet: "11.5 km bike ride to work, glorious day, sun sparkling on the east river. 20 min (minute) weights, a superblast of 300+ reps (repetitions), 15 mins yoga/stretch." Russell Crowe isn't letting his reported marriage break-up upset his fitness routine in New York.

4th October 2012

Tweet: "(To) combat the Noah rain tonight I kept bursting into Les Mis songs, it's so loud, no-one can hear.... haha..." Actor Russell Crowe has been bursting into songs from his new movie musical Les Miserables while filming new epic Noah in bad weather.

21st September 2012

Tweet: "South Sydney play in the preliminary final on Saturday, if they win they go to the Grand Final (our super bowl)." Russell Crowe is preparing for his rugby side's season-ending showdown in Australia.

14th September 2012

Quote: "This came as no surprise to me because Russell bikes to set, he walks six miles to set, if he catapulted onto set in a jet pack, I'd probably wouldn't blink." Actress Emma Watson wasn't shocked to learn her adventurous new movie co-star Russell Crowe had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard patrol after a recent kayaking trip-gone-wrong in New York.

20th August 2012

Tweet: "For all of you tweeting about @lesmiserables , I feel the same way, can't wait to see it/hear it Anne Hathaway is going to blow your minds". Russell Crowe is excited for fans to see the big screen adaptation of theatre classic Les Miserables.

3rd July 2012

Tweet: "My kids are flipping out that I'm going to work with Hermoine (sic)." Action man Russell Crowe has impressed his kids by signing up to work with Harry Potter star Emma Watson in upcoming drama Noah, which is based on the biblical Noah's Ark tale.

2nd May 2012

Tweet: "how metro is this? Just did an exfoliating mask and cleanse while cooking dinner." Gladiator star Russell Crowe likes looking after his skin.

23rd April 2012

Tweet: "20 km bike ride, patchy sun turned to icy driving rain, not good for the throat scooted home, 2 hrs of singing to come". Actor Russell Crowe cut short his work out on Sunday (22Apr12) to preserve his voice ahead of shooting a scene for the upcoming movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables. The Gladiator star is portraying Inspector Javert opposite Hugh Jackman as leading man Jean Valjean.

30th March 2012

Tweet: "Thought I'd gotten out of the wasp encounter sting free, changing costumes noticed 3 across my chest, little b**tard. I'm not a hard man. I'm not a tough guy. I wear make-up for a living." Actor Russell Crowe has a run-in with wasps while shooting new movie Les Miserables in the U.K.

26th January 2012

Tweet: "Ryan Gosling didn't get an Academy nomination? There's some bulls**t right there." Actor Russell Crowe was stunned to learn the Drive and The Ides Of March star failed to land a nod when the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday (24Jan12).

24th October 2011

Tweet: "From where I sit, the sun is shinning, All Blacks are Rwc champions and all is right in the world." Actor Russell Crowe is celebrating after his native New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup on Sunday (23Oct11).

5th June 2011

Fact: Russell Crowe fulfilled a promise he made to the chancellor of Durham University in England on Friday (03Jun11) when he hosted an acting masterclass for students. The Oscar winner told author Bill Bryson, the chancellor, he'd talk about his talents and experiences the next time he was in the area some years ago - and he kept his word.

5th February 2011

Fact: Russell Crowe is descended from Maori warriors, according to a new study by Experts believe the Gladiator star's great-grandfather married a Maori woman form the Ngati Porou tribe.

12th January 2011

Tweet: "We seem to be OK here, rain eased and stopped in the afternoon. I hope everyone in QLD (Queensland) and Northern NSW (New South Wales) stays safe." Australia resident Russell Crowe reassures his fans he and his family have been unaffected by the floods in Queensland.

19th November 2010

Quote: "They're trying to save their eyesight because of all the (camera) flashes, so I shall take a leaf out of their book and I shall wear sunglasses at night as well." Hollywood actor Russell Crowe likes to copy rappers like Snoop Dogg and RZA by shading his eyes at night.

18th November 2010

Quote: "I have about five nice horses and a few working horses. Two are in foal at the moment, one of them will give birth in a week, I think. I don't think I'll be there this time." Russell Crowe is expecting a couple of new additions to his collection of animals on his ranch in Australia.

18th November 2010

Quote: "I was reading it one night, finding out about my kid: 'Who's your favourite celebrity?' 'Harrison Ford...' 'Who's your least favourite celebrity?' - Me. I said, 'Why am I your least favourite celebrity?' and he said, 'I don't want to offend anybody.'" Russell Crowe was upset to read he's not his son Charlie's top star in the youngster's journal.

18th November 2010

Quote: "I fell off a mountain when I was in fact in Australia - nowhere near a mountain... It was all a bit emotionally upsetting for me, to find out at that distance that I'd died on the other side of the world. I had to explain to my wife and my kids I'd no longer be with them anymore." Russell Crowe makes light of recent reports suggesting he had died.

17th November 2010

Quote: "If I ever was going to torture somebody, I'd put them in a room where they can't leave and have someone new come in every three minutes and ask the same question over a number of days and then weeks." Russell Crowe finds press junkets for his new releases unbearable.

9th November 2010

Quote: "I'm in a place at the moment where I'm basically being a dad... There's not really a long length of time for me to get really involved in anything creative... I'm on the computer a lot so I'm just amusing myself checking into this thing every now and then." Russell Crowe logs on to micro-blogging website when he's bored at home.

8th November 2010

Quote: "I got very cranky for quite some time. I also felt there was some kind of chemical change going on in my body and I couldn't concentrate anymore. I couldn't even read a book. It took me a couple of months at least to focus on that. The coffee was easy. Nicotine's not so easy." Russell Crowe had intense withdrawals from caffeine and cigarettes.

11th October 2010

Fact: Rapper-turned-filmmaker RZA has cast wrestler BATISTA to star alongside Hollywood actor Russell Crowe in his upcoming movie THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST.

28th July 2010

Quote: "I think there comes a time in every Gladiator's life when you've got to give the reins over to the next bloke. It's so ambitious and I just had to get involved." Russell Crowe is happy to be taking a behind-the-scenes role in the upcoming BEN HUR stage show. The former GLADIATOR star will narrate the project.

1st July 2010

Fact: AVATAR actor Sam Worthington has seen off competition from fellow Antipodean Russell Crowe to be named Australia's most stylish male star. The Aussie picked up the prize at the annual Sex, Frocks and Rock & Roll Awards in Sydney on Wednesday (30Jun10).

12th May 2010

Tweet: "So far, Cannes as glamorous as a sausage sandwich. Hotel took suits couple hours ago to steam, haven't returned. Shorts n' hood 4 press." Russell Crowe had wardrobe worries on his arrival at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

5th May 2010

Quote: "Charlie's obsessed with INDIANA JONES at the moment. I think it's magnificent, to a degree. I really don't want any more critiques about my abilities and Harrison Ford's abilities. It's kind of starting to p**s me off." Action star Russell Crowe faces film critiques from his six year old son.

3rd May 2010

Quote: "Why would you want to wear tights? What kind of truth are you dealing with? Firstly, in 1199 tights weren't invented. Second, if you are going to be climbing trees, living in a forest, tramping through gorse bushes and brambles, how clever is it to wear a pair of tights?" Russell Crowe refused to follow in Errol Flynn's footsteps by donning a pair of pantyhose for his role as ROBIN HOOD.

27th April 2010

Quote: "I've got a rib in my upper thoracic and it just pops off the spine, I've got wrist injuries and hand injuries from doing so much boxing. I've got both Achilles tendons with grade-four tears. I wake up in the morning and creak across the floor." Russell Crowe, 46, is feeling his age after years of action movie exploits.

19th April 2010

Quote: "We sit down, and it finally starts. Within five minutes, my oldest boy Charlie goes, 'Ah dad, can we go now?' Charlie's on my lap, then Tennyson, sitting next to me, goes, 'Dad, when do you get a horse?' I'm like, 'In a minute babe.' He goes, 'Nah but dad, when do you get a horse?' Then my youngest one goes, 'OK dad, you got the horse. Can we go now?'" Russell Crowe's two young sons quickly became bored of their dad's new action movie ROBIN HOOD.

18th April 2010

Quote: "I think that's a silly word. I just do my best. I just put some effort in. Every single day on a movie set I just get up and try to do something special." Actor Russell Crowe insists he isn't a perfectionist, just a hard worker.

17th April 2010

Quote: "I think there's an assumption about Cate, for some reason, that she's not a warm person. But I can tell you, that's absolutely not true." Russell Crowe is full of praise for his ROBIN HOOD co-star and fellow Antipodean Cate Blanchett.

17th April 2010

Fact: Russell Crowe left TV mogul Oprah Winfrey speechless on Friday (16Apr10) when he presented her with the sword used in his new Ridley Scott movie ROBIN HOOD. The weapon features a mother of pearl handle with the inscription "Rise and rise again until lambs become lions". The actor also gifted Winfrey with a handcrafted bow and arrow from the upcoming action epic during an appearance on her Oprah Winfrey talk show.

16th April 2010

Quote: "You can read to the point where you think you have a fairly good understanding, but then you have to approach the physical... and obviously Robin Hood's principal skill is with a bow and arrow. I got to the point where I was shooting 200 arrows a day." Russell Crowe became quite a proficient archer on the set of Robin Hood.

13th April 2010

Fact: Russell Crowe was shielded by a tent while unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (12Apr10), after rain clouds threatened to make the event a wash-out. The Gladiator star was honoured with the iconic pavement's 2,404th star outside Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, and he had support from his fellow antipodean Sam Worthington, as well as his A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard.

26th March 2010

Fact: Director Ridley Scott is to premiere his new movie ROBIN HOOD at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France in May (10). The epic stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

22nd March 2010

Fact: Russell Crowe has undergone special tutoring from a voice coach to give him a perfect English accent for his leading role in upcoming movie ROBIN HOOD.

24th July 2009

Fact: Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott have returned to the Surrey, England landscape where they filmed battle scenes for Gladiator to shoot epic fight sequences for their new Robin Hood movie.

22nd June 2009

Quote: "So far we have ridden horses together, seen off bad guys, got naked (partially), wallowed chin-deep in mud, danced by firelight, attended a funeral and kissed. What can I say? It's an interesting gig." Russell Crowe is having a great time filming his new Robin Hood movie with Aussie star Cate Blanchett.

17th June 2009

Fact: Russell Crowe is filming for his upcoming ROBIN HOOD project at the same stretch of U.K. coastline where the Harry Potter cast shot scenes last month (May09).

11th June 2009

Quote: "I mean, really: who gives a s**t about what's in the handbag of Leann Rimes? Who gives a s**t?" Russell Crowe isn't interested in celebrity trivia.

26th May 2009

Quote: "Marriage hasn't changed me. I didn't get married to get changed. If I did change from how I was before, my wife would throw me out!" Russell Crowe's wife DANIELLE likes him just the way he is.

22nd April 2009

Quote: "Obviously I wanted the film to happen, that's the most important thing. When Brad fell out it became a question mark, and luckily Russell came and saved us all." DAME Helen Mirren feared for new movie STATE OF PLAY when Brad Pitt dropped out - but Russell Crowe saved the day by stepping into the role.

22nd April 2009

Quote: "I think a lot of people secretly want to boss Russell Crowe around." DAME Helen Mirren loved playing the actor's newspaper editor in STATE OF PLAY.

14th April 2009

Quote: "I would've probably played him with one eye and a limp at the very least. And probably in spandex if I really wanted to get at the journalists." Actor Russell Crowe on how he would've changed his character to play a tabloid journalist rather than an investigative reporter in new movie STATE OF PLAY.

14th April 2009

Fact: Russell Crowe's favourite movie of all time is The Princess Bride.

14th April 2009

Quote: "My family used to be obsessed with Dallas. We used to all gather together on a Tuesday night and it would be the one night of the week we allowed to eat on TV trays in the lounge... The first couple of seasons of Dallas... I was into that." Russell Crowe was a big fan of U.S. soap Dallas growing up Down Under.

13th April 2009

Fact: William Hurt is the latest big-name actor to join the cast of director Ridley Scott's forthcoming ROBIN HOOD film. Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have already signed up to star in the movie, which recently started shooting in the U.K.

12th November 2008

Quote: "He's a buddy so it makes it easier." Filmmaker SIR Ridley Scott loves working with pal Russell Crowe. The pair has worked together on four movies to date, including new film BODY OF LIES, and are due to begin shooting NOTTINGHAM next year (09).

7th November 2008

Quote: "He's a buddy so it makes it easier." Filmmaker SIR Ridley Scott loves working with pal Russell Crowe. The pair has worked together on four movies to date, including new film BODY OF LIES, and are due to begin shooting NOTTINGHAM next year (09).

7th November 2008

Quote: "It's just so convenient to take my sense of humour and pretend that it's anger, because my kind of dry humour doesn't go across very well. Sarcasm doesn't work on the page. But I can assure you that I'm not an angry man." Actor Russell Crowe insists he has been misunderstood by the media.

17th October 2008

Quote: "I will not wear tights because, according to our research, they weren't invented for another 300 years." Russell Crowe has been researching the costumes for his forthcoming ROBIN HOOD movie.

14th October 2008

Quote: "I've given up drinking quite a few things. Tequila and I are still good friends, and vodka and I still get on. It's just the dark drinks that don't seem to bring out the best of my personality." Russell Crowe is cutting back on his alcohol intake after realising it fuels his notorious temper.

9th October 2008

Fact: Hollywood heavyweights Russell Crowe, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert De Niro have been tapped by ex-journalist HOWARD BLUM to co-star in forthcoming crime movie AMERICAN LIGHTING. Blum's film documents the terrorist bombing of the Los Angeles Times' building that left 21 people dead in 1910.

8th October 2008

Quote: "It's so funny to me when I read these things about being a man's man. I am an actor, so I dipped out of being a man's man a long time ago. I went into the theatre, where you put on make-up for a living." Russell Crowe is bewildered by his macho image.

8th October 2008

Quote: "I'd have a tribe if it was up to me. I just love being a dad. I love the privilege of having these extremely wonderful personalities in my life." Russell Crowe flips about fatherhood.

5th October 2008

Quote: "Working with him is a little like hopping on a train. You just have to have faith and make that leap. But once you're on, you realise how focused he really is." Leonardo Dicaprio believes in his actor pal Russell Crowe's abilities.

3rd October 2008

Quote: “You had Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone and these actors who had been in the business for 30 years. We had only done a couple of small movies, and we weren't part of that superstar club. So we forged a friendship and started our own club.” Actor Russell Crowe's friendship with Leonardo Dicaprio was cemented when they starred in 1995 film The Quick and the Dead.

2nd October 2008

Fact: Former Faith No More frontman MIKE PATTON and System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian have recorded a new tune together for the soundtrack of Russell Crowe and Leonardo Dicaprio's action film BODY OF LIES. The song is titled Bird'S EYE.

1st October 2008

Quote: "I'll have that cheeseburger for breakfast, thank you!" Actor Russell Crowe jokes about how he piled on the pounds for new movie BODY OF LIES. The star gained 63 pounds (28.5 kilograms) for the role.

1st October 2008

Quote: "In all my experiences with him, he's always been a cool guy." Russell Crowe confirms he helped pal Snoop Dogg land an Australian work visa after the rapper's touring plans Down Under were put on hold after officials refused to let him into the country. Victims' groups in Australia called on the government to refuse to allow Snoop entry because of his convictions for drugs and firearms offences. Crowe wrote to immigration bosses, urging them to reconsider a potential Snoop Dogg ban.

30th September 2008

Quote: "It's like walking around with a dead koala on your back." Russell Crowe on the hair he's growing for his upcoming role as ROBIN HOOD.

29th September 2008

Quote: "The two things that have changed about LEO since that time is he can drink legally and he's no longer a virgin." Russell Crowe on his BODY OF LIES co-star Leonardo Dicaprio, who he last worked with when he was a teenager in THE QUICK + THE DEAD.

29th September 2008

Quote: "He asked me to do Black Hawk Down but I had just done a movie where there was a helicopter in the background (Proof of Life) and I wasn't interested. Then he wanted me to do Kingdom of Heaven but I was in the middle of doing something else, and said, 'You'll have to wait a year,' and he was like, 'Well screw you!'" Russell Crowe on turning down director pal Ridley Scott, who he teamed up with again for the upcoming BODY OF LIES.

19th June 2008

Quote: "My toes are still bleeding from where they were dragged across the carpet. They ruined a beautiful pair of Manolo Blahniks." Joan Rivers on being kicked off a U.K. talk show for calling Russell Crowe a "f**king s**t".

5th March 2008

Quote: "I love going shopping. I have a black belt in it! I'm not bragging but I can do the supermarket in six minutes and pick out the first nine things my wife would like to try on in any department store." Gladiator star Russell Crowe is a masterful shopper.

14th February 2008

Fact: Russell Crowe is renting out Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' former Beverly Hills home while he films new thriller STATE OF MIND.

12th December 2007

Quote: "Ridley's the genius. I'm just the bloke who does the funny voices." Russell Crowe dismisses his acting talents and insists director pal SIR Ridley Scott serves up the skills in new film AMERICAN GANGSTER.

12th December 2007

Quote: "I'm not the sort of bloke who would kill an animal with his bare hands, regardless of what you might hear." Russell Crowe insists he's no hunter.

4th December 2007

Quote: "Who knows - by the end of this next project we might be so tired of each other that we never want to see each other again." Russell Crowe threatens to cut ties with SIR Ridley Scott if their relationship sours on the set of BODY OF LIES.

15th November 2007

Fact: Australian actor Russell Crowe supports British soccer team Leeds United.

13th November 2007

Quote: "We've been mates since 1995. We just have this innate trust in each other." Actor Russell Crowe on his friendship with AMERICAN GANGSTER co-star DENZEL WASHINGTON.

5th November 2007

Quote: "Somebody suggested we should do a remake of THE ODD COUPLE. It could be kind of fun." Russell Crowe is considering reteaming with AMERICAN GANGSTER co-star Denzel Washington for a remake of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau's classic comedy.

23rd October 2007

Quote: "We're sitting back and watching this group of people driving her insane and I think we should be taking a bit more responsibility for it." Russell Crowe on Britney Spears' paparazzi hell.

24th August 2007

Quote: "If I did that at home, my wife would just be like, 'Forget about it, man. I ain't sleeping with Buffalo Bill.'" Russell Crowe insists he couldn't take a movie accent home like British actor Christian Bale did throughout the filming of western 3:10 TO YUMA.

3rd July 2007

Fact: This is gonna be like The Sopranos for black people." Rapper T.I. on his new movie AMERICAN GANGSTER, which also stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

23rd February 2007

Quote: "I just wanna see you walking around barefoot and pregnant." Russell Crowe tells Nicole Kidman of his greatest wish for her during a TV chat taped for last night's (22FEB07) OPRAH WINFREY OSCARS SPECIAL.

24th November 2006

Quote: "I'd like to kick-ass on Russell Crowe and his group THIRTY ODD FOOT OF GRUNTS because he needs a good kicking." Jack Black thinks the Gladiator star should have stuck to acting.

8th November 2006

Quote: "At some point in time during the life of the cows I will have run my hands all over them, over their ears or mouths or stomachs. I think cows are fascinating creatures. " Russell Crowe takes a hands-on approach to looking after the 600 cows on his ranch in New South Wales, Australia.

13th September 2006

Quote: "I needed to get the two boys in place first so she has two big henchman to look after her as she's growing up." Russell Crowe is ready for a daughter after fathering sons CHARLES, two, and TENNYSON, two months.

6th September 2006

Quote: "He was the ultimate wildlife warrior... He touched my heart. I believed in him. I'll miss him." Movie star Russell Crowe pays tribute to late pal Steve Irwin, who was killed after a stingray attack off the coast of Australia on Monday (04SEP06).

2nd August 2006

Fact: Georgia-based rapper TI will play Denzel Washington's nephew in hard-hitting new drugs drama AMERICAN GANGSTER. The controversial movie, which also stars Russell Crowe, revolves around the true story of a 1970s drug lord who smuggled heroin into the US by concealing it inside the coffins of American soldiers returning from Vietnam.

12th April 2006

Quote: "Nicole Kidman is extraordinary. Russell Crowe is very good as well, though I know he has some problems. I understand Sharon Stone has a new film out, which I'm anxious to see." Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev can't wait to check out Basic Instinct 2.

13th March 2006

Fact: Russell Crowe is preparing to showcase his new rock band The Ordinary Fear Of God in his native New Zealand - it'll be the first time Crowe has performed in New Zealand for 16 years.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I'm a little surprised Cinderella Man didn't win that category... Imagine the difficulty in making Russell Crowe look like he got into a fight." Oscars host Jon Stewart jokes he's surprised CINDERELLA MAN didn't pick up a Best Makeup Academy Award last night (05MAR06).

6th March 2006

Quote: "If Russell Crowe gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host Jon Stewart was convinced he'd be OK, even if he was a flop at the Academy Awards.

6th March 2006

Quote: "If Russell Crowe gets mad at me, it's not like I work at the hotel he's staying at, anyway - he can't throw anything at me." Oscars host Jon Stewart was convinced he'd be OK, even if he was a flop at the Academy Awards.

17th February 2006

Fact: <p>A memorial to late media mogul Kerry Packer was attended by over 1,800 people at Australia's Sydney Opera House today (17FEB06), including Hollywood star Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes, Russell Crowe and cricket champ Shane Warne. </p>

6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"The bad news is that Russell Crowe isn't here. The good news is that we don't have to listen to his band. They suck." Michael Keaton is scathing about Crowe's musical forays with rockers The Ordinary Fear Of God. </p>

29th November 2005

Fact: <p>Russell Crowe debuted his new band, The Ordinary Fear Of God, while hosting the Australian Film Industry Awards (AFIAs) at the weekend (26NOV05). </p>

16th September 2005

Quote: <p>"We got on the front page instead of TOMMY CRUISE. This is just my version of couch-dancing." Russell Crowe insists his phone-throwing tantrum in New York earlier this year (05) helped boost publicity for his movie Cinderella Man. </p>

2nd September 2005

Quote: <p>"You know, some actors aren't very gracious; I'm always trying to be gracious and act with a lot of tact... You'll never catch me throwing a phone!" Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star Luke Perry insists he'll never repeat Russell Crowe's actions. </p>

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