Russell hosted the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards in Los Angeles, January 26, 2013 Here he is pictured with singer Natalie Imbruglia, Quentin Tarantino (who won the AACTA for Best Screenplay) and Robert DeNiro (winner, Best Supporting Actor).
Crowe was at his feisty best, opening up the ceremony by slamming the script he was asked to read and warning about ‘technical issues’. When Crowe came to a point in the script that read ‘uniquely Australian’ he took issue with it.
‘Seriously, I should make the announcement that each and every one of you will be going home with your own koala,’ he said. Crowe told the audience, which included super producer Harvey Weinstein, Oscar winning director Tom Hooper and other members of Hollywood’s elite. ‘I know that’s going to excite a lot of you, but I’m bulls–tting.’ Source: Big Pond