Russell Crowe – The Hard-Ass

GQ’s feature on the ten greatest actors of our generation leads with Wellington-born Russell Crowe and his passion for connecting emotionally with an audience. Does this peg him as a dinosaur? “In those respects-credibility, integrity for the work-absolutely. I don’t think there needs to be another bloke who wants to be a superhero. I think there needs to be more people who are prepared to do the nuts and bolts of the job emotionally, and to take people on those sort of journeys. I just did a movie about a boxer, and I’ve seen it, and I’ve seen its effect on people already, and this isn’t a movie with tricks. There’s no animated bits, no bits of cartoon, no utility belt, no laser guns. It’s just one bloke, you know? I mean, I’m 40 years old now, so to get in that sort of shape…. Jack Aubrey was 228 pounds, Jimmy the Boxer was 172. So there’s all the training up to the shoot, but then during the shoot you have to keep training. But I watch the film, and I see its effect on people, and I know that every one of those miles has something to do with that depth of connection.”


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Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star. Campion will next direct her own…