How Russell Crowe Was Convinced To Join Gladiator, Despite Its Terrible Script

I mean, I’d imagine badass roles are often easier sells for actors than playing someone simpering or cowardly. It’s also true that Hollywood has had a long history of turning Roman-based projects into cinematic gold. However, if you're a major...

How Russell Crowe Was Convinced To Join Gladiator, Despite Its Terrible Script

I mean, I’d imagine badass roles are often easier sells for actors than playing someone simpering or cowardly. It’s also true that Hollywood has had a long history of turning Roman-based projects into cinematic gold. However, if you're a major up-and-coming actor like Russell Crowe was at the time, I'd imagine a bad script is generally a pretty big turnoff. He did ultimately opt to still take the meeting thanks to the pitch from the producer at the end of the day.

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