Russell Has Plenty To Crowe About
It seems fame has gone to Russell Crowe’ head; he now believes his is the best actor in the world.
The burly Hollywood star stunned cast and crew on the set of
his breakthrough movie Gladiator when he made the less-than-modest announcement.
Crowe, now dating sex symbol Meg Ryan, walked out of a
script-reading session and threatened not to film vital scenes
for the blockbusting Roman epic.
William Nicholson, Gladiator screenplay writer, says, "there
was one scene which Russell just did not want to do.
"Eventually he did the scene unbelievably well and the
director Ridley Scott said `Russell what's the problem? You
did that so well.'
"Russell responded by saying "the lines are crap but I am
the greatest actor in the world and I can make even crap sound
good’” – Neil Batey, Wenn.
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