Walker remembers Crowe and Souths

Former NRL player and current coach Shane Walker talks about his time at South Sydney and Russell Crowe – at the Queensland Times

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Gretchen Mol on working with Crowe in 3:10 to Yuma

Gretchen Mol from 3:10 to Yuma talks about working with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale at A.V. Club

3:10 To Yuma (2007)—“Alice Evans”

AVC: Would you say this is your biggest brush with a kind of big-budget action movie?

GM: You can probably see on my résumé I haven’t been a part of that many big-budget situations or big Hollywood movies. 3:10 To Yuma felt—and yet it probably wasn’t, by Russell Crowe’s standards, I’m sure it was an indie movie where he took a big pay cut. For me, it was so cool to be on that with James Mangold and such, such great actors. That was my experience, too, sitting across from Russell Crowe and doing that scene with him. I remember thinking, “Aha! It’s a movie star.” That’s the feeling you get when you’re acting with someone who’s not only a phenomenal, amazing actor, but has that other quality.

AVC: Especially in that movie, he’s presumably amping up the iconic thing due to his role.

GM: As an actor, he’s extremely talented and great, but he did have that extra thing there that you could feel in the room. You could feel the camera moving toward him as opposed to him moving toward the camera. Very interesting to see.

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Russell Crowe’s film company reported working on Islands of Angry Ghosts

Batavia mutiny one step closer to becoming Hollywood movie – at PerthNow

Fear of God film company has started work on the screenplay about the Batavia murder spree.

The film will be based on the 1963 bestseller Islands of Angry Ghosts by WA author and veteran shipwreck hunter Hugh Edwards.

Edwards, 84, spilled the beans to Freo Streetwise magazine, revealing that Crowe’s company this month renewed the rights to film the maritime tragedy.

“They have a screenwriter working on it, but I’m not supposed to say anything about that,” Edwards told the publication.

The screenwriter is Andrew Anastasios, who worked on Crowe’s The Water Diviner.

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Russell talks about upcoming IGP shows

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Russell Crowe on road trip with sons

Russell on the road – at Northern Star

Photo below – selfie from council staff Lena Ma. Russell was on a road trip with his boys (the article says he stopped to buy them pies and sandwiches) last week in the cattle station of Casino, located in northern NSW, inland from Ballina. The Zen Master posed for selfies with locals.

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Crowe & Co form Indoor Garden Party

Excerpts from articles appearing in multiple publications today including the EveningStandard –

The Oscar-winning actor will perform with his five-piece band, Indoor Garden Party, at the Union Chapel in Islington in September.

The line-up includes West End star Samantha Barks, who appeared with Crowe in the 2012 film version of Les Misérables.

Crowe, 53, started recording music in the Eighties, before his film career, and said anyone who thought he should stick to acting was “ridiculous”.

“I went through a period of time where people thought I shouldn’t be involved in music because I was famous in something else,” he said.
“To me it’s ridiculous — you take away music out of my life and you’re taking away some of the most important moments and individual experiences in my life.

“I’m impelled and compelled simultaneously to express certain experiences in poetry — it’s the way it is. It’s what I do. That doesn’t mean that we’re all deadly serious when we do the shows — it’s the exact opposite. They are a lot of fun and we tell stories.”

He added: “I’d played guitar from a young age, it was something natural to me. If you criticise it, go ahead, whatever. “But in a funny way, and maybe I’m being over-protective of it, when people are overly critical of my music, I know they haven’t listened to it properly.

“Because if they could simply listen to it with an objective ear, beyond whatever they think of my reputation or my acting, there is a reason that I write songs and it’s a really good reason.”

The Gladiator actor, who separated from his wife Danielle Spencer in 2012, bares his soul on his latest album, The Musical. Its lyrics describe his difficulties balancing his work and family life, and include the line: “Everything I touch bursts into flames.”
Crowe, who has two sons, Charles, 13, and Tennyson, 11, said: “In a funny way, my songs will tell you so much more about who I am. They end up predicting your life sometimes. I was a father before I became a man. There is no man who is ready to be a father until it happens.

“Sometimes it’s hard to get that balance right between your work life and your family life, and that [lyric] was probably really connected to a period where I wasn’t working that balance as well as I could be.”

His other bandmates are American actor Scott Grimes, who played Will Scarlett to Crowe’s Robin Hood in 2010, Swedish singer/songwriter Carl Falk and Canadian artist Alan Doyle.

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Russell’s cameo in War Machine

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Russell’s visits to Craig Ferguson

I went to all 3 of these tapings in Los Angeles and they recently popped up on youtube. Some of the best t.v. interviews with Russell ever. Enjoy.

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IGPs

We hope to see everyone at the upcoming IGPs!

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The Mummy coming to dvd and digital

Universal Home Pictures entertainment

Bonus features to include: Becoming Jekyll and Hyde – how Russell Crowe brought a bold new dimension to the roles of Jekyll and Hyde.

Release dates: Digital on August 22 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand September 12

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