Congratulations to The Water Diviner on AACTA wins!

How to make a film according to Russell Crowe – GQ Australia

“The umbrella word is ‘relentless’ – that’s how you make a feature film,” says Crowe. “If you don’t have an individual energy that matches what’s required by the nature of your undertaking, well mate, you’re just not going to get there. You have to be relentless – on everything, about everything, on a day-to-day, hour-to-hour basis.”

The Water Diviner added to its AACTA wins with Best Film (co-winner with The Babadook) and Best Supporting Actor Yilmaz Erdogan. Congratulations to Russell, Keith and all the cast and crew! Video of Ryan Gosling crashing Russell’s satellite feed from L.A. below:

Ryan Corr and Jackie McKenzie on the red carpet – the Daily Telegraph

Photos of Russell and Ryan on set – the Daily Mail

Zimbio photos of Russell on set of The Nice Guys

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The Water Diviner wins best costume design at AACTAs

Tess Schofield took home her fifth career AACTA for best costume design for her work on The Water Diviner at the Craft awards in Sydney Tuesday night.

She thanked Crowe for including her on the creative team for what she called “a transcontinental dream job, saturated with inspirational characters and story worlds, all united through love and loss”.

Source: SMH

The Water Diviner is nominated for 8 AACTAs including Best Picture and Best Lead Actor. The main awards will be held Thursday (Australia time) and the international awards will be in Los Angeles this Saturday.


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Russell Crowe in South Korean t.v. interview

Russell Crowe interview on South Korean t.v. in English – forward to the 16 minute mark. He talks about The Water Diviner, Les Miserables and The Insider, and age-appropriate roles.


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Russell Crowe in LA for The Nice Guys

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Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe shoot a scene in Los Angeles – video

Images at Getty of Russell and Ryan filming The Nice Guys

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling bonded – Sydney Confidential

Photos of Russell and Ryan filming in LA – Just Jared

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Korean trip news and World Club Challenge

Russell at the Korean War Memorial (photos)

Russell being super cool with fans in South Korea – Daily Mail

Russell confirmed at twitter that he will be at Langtree Park February 22 when South Sydney Rabbitohs take on St. Helen’s Saints in the World Club Challenge.

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Russell Crowe in South Korea – updated – again!

Russell Crowe takes selfies with fans – Daily Mail

Russell Crowe in Korea to promote WWI film – Korea Times

Thanks to Steph for finding theseYouTube videos:


Mega-photo op – US

Crowe explains ‘goose bump rule’ in selecting The Water Diviner – The Korea Herald

Zimbio photo page links to the press conference and to The Water Diviner premiere in Seoul

Press conference in 2 parts:

Many great images at Getty like these:

Russell Crowe gets mobbed by fans – Daily Mail

Found another arrival video on youtube:


Above image found on twitter, a blog with many photos from the airport arrival and some really nice, big shots at Poppy Ent (thanks Steph!)

– this video thanks Jon at twitter and Steph at Facebook

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This and that

From The Telegraph’s Inside New York’s Sixty SoHo

Perhaps most impressive, though, is Sixty Loft, the hotel’s best suite. The two-storey residence includes a living room with an L-shaped velvet sofa, a four-poster bed, a fireplace as well as a private balcony in addition to a rooftop deck with sun loungers, offering unobstructed views of the city, including of the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. So impressed was Russell Crowe upon seeing this space, Sixty Soho’s manager would later tell me, that he expressed interest in purchasing the loft for himself. Fortuitously, though, it remains available for bookings.

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Body guard to the stars

Body guard to the stars Matthew Robbens shares about his time working for Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Excerpt:

“Matthew was presented with a watch by Russell Crowe, which the actor had chosen himself with black frame and silver dials to match Matthew’s hair colour.
It was a thank you to his team for their service. Another of the team got a gold watch to reflect his brash colourful character, and another got a watch with large numbers to improve his understanding of time.”

–  sounds like Russell. Thanks and a zing all in one.

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Russell Crowe coming to S Korea and Stretford, England

Russell tweets about his upcoming visit to South Korea:

I’m off to South Korea on Saturday. My first time. Who’s got the intel on Seoul? I wonder if anyone in South Korea knows I’m coming…

Who is seeing this weekend ? Looking forward to screening it in South Korea on Monday night, 5000+ at premiere screenings

Souths fan Kerry Harrison lobbied for her company and won official match sponsorship of the World Club Challenge clash between Super League Grand Final champions St Helens and NRL Premiership winners South Sydney Rabbitohs. The match will be held February 22 at Old Trafford in Stretford, England. “If Russell Crowe is there he’ll be sitting with us and we’ll definitely have to get a picture!” she told the In-Cumbria Weekly.


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The Water Diviner news

Jai Courtney with many hubba hubba photos at The Daily Mail. Excerpt:

‘Russell and I had a chat before I started working on Terminator and he was just preparing me for the sacrifice you have to make when you get in to ‘leading men’ stuff,’ he said.  ‘He emphasised the importance of discipline – what you need to be prepared to give up and throw yourself into.’

Michael Bolton talks about writing the title song for Fathers and Daughters:

“I’m always working on ideas for new songs and albums. I recently wrote the title song for a forthcoming Russell Crowe film called Fathers & Daughters. What inspired that song was the theme of the story, which is a father daughter relationship. I have three daughters and was very moved watching the powerful performances between Russell and Amanda Seyfried. It struck me on a deep level and the song is written as a letter from a father to a daughter.”

– thanks Steph

News of The Water Diviner audio book read by the great Jack Thompson at The Water Diviner blog,  with an audio sample from Bolinda publishing. I must have this!

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