The producers of 1978's "Superman: The Movie" famously hired a Marlon Brando -- an Oscar-winning actor as famous for his offscreen shenanigans as for his indelible onscreen performances -- to play Superman's father Jor-El. Though Brando got top billing, his role in the film is really little more than a flashy cameo.
"The Next Three Days" follows an ordinary guy named John (Russell Crowe) as he executes a wildly complicated plan to spring his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks,) from prison, where she has been locked up for a murder she says she didn't commit.
The second Australian to play England's most famous outlaw, Russell Crowe might seem unlikely casting. But when you consider that in the 1930s Warner Bros. tapped James Cagney for the part -- until the star walked out in search of an improved deal -- Crowe doesn't seem like such a stretch. He's an improvement on Kevin Costner, surely?
After the writers' strike doomed the Golden Globes, the stars will finally come out Sunday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards – the first major televised award ceremony to get a waiver from the Writers Guild of America.
Video courtesy The Tonight ShowBeing warm and fuzzy isn't typically Russell Crowe's calling card, but the tough guy got downright wistful while talking to Jay Leno about his son Charlie on Monday night's Tonight Show.
Mel Gibson, who has been out of the public eye for most of the year, turned out for the L.A. premiere of American Gangster on Monday night, curious to see a movie made by three of his friends – Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.
"You know, I worked with Leonardo when he was 18 [on the Western The Quick and the Dead]. He was a virgin, and he would talk about that constantly. So I'm hoping we have some time so he can fill in what's happened in between. Maybe show some photos. Because I'm sure life's different now."
Last week SI writer Richard Deitsch interviewed actor Russell Crowe for the magazine's Q&A. The 3:10 to Yuma star co-owns an Australian rugby team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Here are additional excerpts from their conversation:
For a good part of the last century, and certainly throughout Hollywood's golden age, the Western was a staple in any boy's imaginative diet. The lore was so deeply engrained, it seemed to stand for America itself.
Hollywood may not have a Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Shrek or Capt. Jack Sparrow on its upcoming lineup. Yet the fall and holiday schedule does offer filmgoers a chance to catch up with some familiar characters, stories and movie-making teams.
Friday's flat stage was snatched by Sandy Casar, a Frenchman riding for Francaise des Jeux. It was one of those long, flat hauls that set up well for a breakaway by a group of Nothing Burgers -- a colleague's expression for riders who've taken up residence in the southern reaches of the general classification.
Holly Valance -- real name Holly Vukadinovic -- is the latest graduate from the prestigious Erinsbrough Fame Academy, also known as "Neighbours," the wobbly soap phenomenon set in a fictitious Melbourne suburb that has been drawing inexplicably massive audiences for more than two decades.
He can deliver a knockout punch, command a ship of the line, or confound a corrupt Roman emperor while armed with little more than a handful of dust, but great Caesar's ghost, Russell Crowe can't do everything.
Actor Russell Crowe was arraigned Monday afternoon in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly throwing a hotel telephone that struck a hotel employee in the face.
History is written by the winners -- or the survivors. But there are at least two sides to every story.
CNNMoney: LAPD greenupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 12:58:00
BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - In the movies, the Los Angeles police officer lives in a rental apartment, works long hours for an average salary and thinks a 529 is dispatch code. Picture Russell Crowe in "L.A. Confidential."