Russell Crowe’s Fists Will Take The Rest Of The Year Off

Russell Crowe has announced he won’t be leaving his home in Australia for the rest of 2010– that means no movies, no promotion and definitely no chewing out journalists or strangling producers!

The actor wants to take some time off to spend with his wife and two young sons, instead of spending too much time filming far away.

“I don’t want to get on a
plane again this year,” the tempermental star said. “I want again to take a step back and put a
normal rhythm back into the kids’ lives.”

Ever the egoist, he made sure to mention that the reason he can do such a thing, is because, well, he’s just SO in demand.

“I know what it is that turns me on in my job and I know if…
something comes up that I want to do then I’m usually allowed to do it,” he said.
“I do the things that drive me from a pure place.”

Crowe made an appearance at a press conference in Sydney on Tuesday to announce he’ll be joining the cast of Ben Hur as the narrator. But it’s safe to say, that won’t be underway for a while.

So who’s ready for a brawl-free 2010?!