Russell Crowe Goes ‘Gladiator’ On Ridley Scott

He might be an attentive daddy, but when he’s on a film set, Russell Crowe is often the one behaving like a spoiled child. A spoiled child who could easily punch his fist through a wall.

And Crowe’s temper is threatening to ruin his relationship with director Ridley Scott, with whom Crowe’s career rocketed into international success when they collaborated on the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and American Gangster.

Now, however, tensions are high on the set of their latest project Nottingham. Crowe reportedly blames Scott for the cool reception their last film Body of Lies received.

A source revealed to Page Six, “Ridley is the only one who is willing to stand up to Russell and tell him he’s too fat and that he can’t show up four hours late to the set. He [Russell] wants someone he can control.”

As a result, Crowe is trying to get Ridley fired from the project. You gotta admire a guy who’s willing to possibly take a phone to the face in order to try and get Russell Crowe to behave.

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He might be an attentive daddy, but when he’s on a film set, Russell Crowe is often the one behaving like a spoiled child. A spoiled child who could easily punch his fist through a wall.

And Crowe’s temper is threatening to ruin his relationship with director Ridley Scott, with whom Crowe’s career rocketed into international success when they collaborated on the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and American Gangster.

Now, however, tensions are high on the set of their latest project Nottingham. Crowe reportedly blames Scott for the cool reception their last film Body of Lies received.

A source revealed to Page Six, “Ridley is the only one who is willing to stand up to Russell and tell him he’s too fat and that he can’t show up four hours late to the set. He [Russell] wants someone he can control.”

As a result, Crowe is trying to get Ridley fired from the project. You gotta admire a guy who’s willing to possibly take a phone to the face in order to try and get Russell Crowe to behave.