Russell Crowe gained finest actor in 2001 on the Oscars for his function in “Gladiator,” however he doesn’t imagine he earned it.
On Australian present “Today,” Crowe, 56, revealed that he thought the movie’s director, Ridley Scott, ought to have gotten many of the reward for the success of the film.
“[After starring in ‘Gladiator’], I got so many pats on the back, and, you know, I got some big awards and all that, and obviously that sort of stepped me up to a different level for quite some time,” the actor mentioned.
The actor revealed that after he re-watched the film at a reside screening of “Gladiator” on the Colosseum in Rome lately, he felt responsible for his awards.
“I watched that movie, and it is a director’s film. It was one of those moments of, ‘Why did I get all the attention, when the Academy Award belongs to Ridley Scott?’” he mentioned.
“Gladiator” additionally acquired Oscar wins for finest image, finest sound, finest visible results and finest costume design.
Crowe’s current feedback concerning the movie come a month after he revealed he nearly turned down his award-winning function earlier than he met Scott, 82.
“The [initial] script they had was so bad,” he mentioned on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Crowe added: “It was just so bad! It was like, ‘OK, ummm. Yeah.’”