Russell Crowe drops tights for "Robin Hood"

Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:01am EDT
 
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Russell Crowe attracted Hollywood's attention with his brutal role as a skinhead thug in the 1992 Australian movie "Romper Stomper."

He went on to star in such films as "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Gladiator" (2000) and "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). He won an Oscar for "Gladiator," and has reunited with that film's director, Ridley Scott, for "Robin Hood," opening May 14.

Crowe, who receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside the Kodak Theater on Monday, is also a recording artist and part owner of the Australian rugby league South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Q. LET'S PUT THE ISSUE TO REST ONCE AND FOR ALL: IN "ROBIN

HOOD," TIGHTS OR NO TIGHTS?

A. There are no tights in this film. They weren't invented until quite a few hundred years after when the story takes place. We start our story in 1199. Tights don't come into play until the 1600s. I do apologize to those who will be disappointed that there are no tights.

Q. YOU OFTEN PLAY HEROES. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU'RE AFRAID

OF?   Continued...