“Round the Horn if You Dare”
Russell Crowe graces the cover of Time, prior to the release of his latest film, Peter Weir’s acclaimed maritime epic, Master and Commander. His edge? “Hanks, Cruise and ladies’ champ Julia Roberts are the gracious wits audiences like to imagine themselves as, but they are also prisoners of their own goodwill, condemned to deliver endless variations on the same performance. Crowe can play anything because he has conditioned audiences to expect anything. He is smart enough to possibly be given credit for premeditating this eremitic media strategy; he is also obstreperous enough simply to hate having his privacy invaded.” Crowe masters kayaking on Sydney harbour’s commanding views below.