He’s been in front of a camera since age six, something Russell Crowe says prepared him for his directorial debut The Water Diviner.
In an interview with News Corp the 50-year-old actor turned director says he wasn’t nervous ahead of the first day on set of his new WWI project.
‘You can’t bulls*** a film crew,’ says Crowe in his typically forthright manner.
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Here are seven actors who look more like Father Christmas than people who have dressed up as Father Christmas…
(Can’t believe Russell only gets 5/10!!… Helen)
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Russell Crowe has joined hundreds of thousands of well-wishers in an outpouring of grief and support following the end of a deadly siege in Sydney on Tuesday
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THE Crowe family laid out the red carpet in Coffs Harbour, as Russell’s parents Alex and Jocelyn treated friends of the family to a special premiere of his directorial debut, The Water Diviner.
The acclaimed period drama, set in the aftermath of the Battle of Gallipoli and telling of a father’s quest to try and locate his three missing sons, opens in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day.
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They played lovers in The Water Diviner and Olga Kurylenko, 35, only has great things to say about her director and co-star Russell Crowe, 50.
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Premiering in Australia on Boxing Day is Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner”, an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey in 1919 to discover the fate of his three sons (Ryan Corr, Ben O’Toole and James Fraser) reported missing in action. Initially blocked by military bureaucracy, he is helped first by the beautiful Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays in Istanbul and then by Turkish Officer Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), who had fought against Connor’s sons. Holding on to hope, Connor and Major Hasan travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth, and for Joshua to find his own peace.
Mandy caught up with Russell Crowe and his cast at the Melbourne premiere to talk about the importance of remembering the horrors of war, jumping into mirrors during the audition process, and the verdict on Russell the director.
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Relatively few Australians use Twitter, but the platform for sharing short messages and images often serves as a microcosm for Australian conversations. Users can engage with tweets by retweeting them, sharing them on to their own users, or “favouriting” them, which is similar to “liking” them on Facebook.
As the year draws to a close, Twitter has released a series of statistics including the most retweeted tweets sent from Australian accounts.
Russell comes in at number 6!
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14. American Gangster
When I first heard about Ridley Scott directing American Gangster, I was so stoked. Scott doing a gangster movie with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington? This was going to be the best movie ever. And…it’s good. Denzel is electric as real life gangster Frank Lucas but few things around him really rise to that level. Scott sets a distinct tone, tells a fascinating story but American Gangster never quite reaches the heights of the great films that inspired it.
9. Body of Lies
Body of Lies is the classic spy movie that thrills you while you watch it, but leaves you when you stop. The cast is great: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, and in his true star making performance, Mark Strong. And the film’s tone of uncertainty, the who-done-it mystery, is all well done. That stuff doesn’t quite mesh with the bigger action scenes in the movie, making it feel a tad disjointed. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoyable, almost great experience that you probably won’t think about too much again.
Scott’s lone Best Picture winner is far from his best, but it’s still pretty fantastic. Gladiator tells a horrifying yet rousing story of one man’s fall from grace and eventual rise back to power in a memorable, visceral style with a truly epic scope. The digital effects, circa the year 2000, don’t exactly hold up, but the characters and the acting, particularly the performances of Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, absolutely do. Gladiator might have been over-praised just slightly, but if you step back, it still resonates.
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