Saturday, November 24, 2012

News: Nov. 24, 2012

At 'Les Miserables' debut, a director who likes love and loathes lip-synching

There were nods throughout the session to Jackman as Wolverine and Crowe's turn in "Gladiator," a subtle tell that the idea of seeing actors in new guises will be a cornerstone of the movie’s campaign. Perhaps anticipating some skepticism, Hooper went to some lengths to describe Crowe’s singing background and why he cast the bearded one. “Who am I going to cast to get the better of Wolverine?” he said. “It's a short list and Russell was right on the top." Then he said that Crowe was “passionate about singing” and had a musical theater background in Sydney. (LA Times)

Hugh Jackman: Russell Crowe Helped Me Get Wolverine – By Turning It Down

Hugh Jackman has revealed that his “Les Miserables” co-star, Russell Crowe, was the original choice for the role of “X-Men” character Wolverine.

“Russell has given me advice several times at key moments in my life that helped with my career. I also owe him because two of the biggest roles I’ve ever had in my life, he turned down – and suggested me for them,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview with the mag, to promote “Les Miserbales.” (Acccess Hollywood)

South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Michael Crocker says Russell Crowe's departure won't affect team 

Aware of how far the club had come under Crowe's seven-year association with the pride of the league, coach Michael Maguire called the Rabbitohs players to a team meeting and outlined how Souths were now strong enough to continue the Hollywood actor's legacy.
Speaking for the first time about Crowe's decision to exit the club, co-captain Michael Crocker thanked the Hollywood actor for his contribution to Redfern. (Courier Mail)




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