Saturday, December 1, 2012

News: Dec 1, 2012

Russell Crowe Adds Baritone to Javert From Les Miserables

Russell Crowe is Javert in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” A police inspector, he previously worked at a prison where Jean Valjean was serving a sentence at hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. He becomes Valjean’s savior and tormentor. (The Improper)

Russell Crowe in 'Les Miserables'

Eye on the Oscars: The Actor - Supporting Actor Contender

"Javert is a formidable character who drives on in the quest for justice and righteousness and, ultimately, the law," says producer Eric Fellner, who claims Crowe was the only one considered. "He's great in the role. He's fantastic and you'll be incredibly surprised at how brilliant he is vocally." (Variety)


The Man with the Iron Fists

 Russell Crowe has, in fact, never been better, playing the bawdy but brutal English captain Jack Knife with excellent timing and fine comedic flourishes. His sparring with the lady of the house of sin, Madame Blossom (Lucy Liu), positively sizzles on screen and proves to be the film's high point. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Hugh Jackman to get Hollywood star

The 44-year-old is a Tony Award winner and a big tip to score an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Russell Crowe in the new adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables. However, Jackman already has some Hollywood Boulevard real estate. (



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