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Russell Crowe Rides Onto 'Robin Hood' Set

Russell Crowe Rides Onto 'Robin Hood' Set

Russell Crowe and costar Kevin Durand (pictured below) shoot new scenes for the much-anticiapted movie, Robin Hood on Tuesday (June 16) in Wales, which borders England.

The Ridley Scott-directed blockbuster, which also stars Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, has taken over much of a Pembrokeshire beach with a cast and crew of over 800, plus 130 horses.

Robin Hood is set to be completed by August for a wide release in 2010.

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101 Comments

# 1

I know Crowe can be a total jerk, but when he looks hot, he looks hot!

# 2

He does looks good there and he’s a great actor.

# 3

He looks ridiculous. Robin hood? Should have been called Robin Hood His Later Years. Yeah they had to cover that boy up, wouldn’t have wanted to see him in tights. lmao

# 4

He is a great actor, but he is wrong for this part! I can see him in this movie being Friar Tuck, or the evil Sheriff of Nottingham or even theevil King John. But Robin Hood? That role BELONGS to Orlando Bloom. He is perfect for it. Plus Russell Crowe looks too old for thepart. I bet he will play it like he is just going to be Gladiator all over again.

# 5

@Okay NoW:

What man doesn’t act like a jerk sometimes, LOL! Yup! He looks HOT and I can’t wait to see him in this movie. Can’t take away from the fact that he’s an amazing actor.

# 6

Jared, Wales in not in England, they are 2 completely different countries that make up Britain.

# 7

WALES IS NOT ENGLAND. WALES IS NOT IN ENGLAND. IT IS LIKE SAYING CANADA, U.S.A.
WALES IS A SEPERATE COUNTRY TO ENGLAND.
THE PEMBROOKSHIRE COAST IS IN WALES, U.K.
PLEASE CORRECT THIS JARED!

# 8

This will be fabulous. Both Crowe and Blanchett are wonderful actors – they will light up this story. Fabulous!

# 9
F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n @ 06/16/2009 at 1:00 pm

this will be an epic failure. who wants to see a old fat robin hood?!? russell crowe as robin hood?!? get-the-fcuk-outta-here!

how can it be a block buster, when it’s still being filmed?

Wales, England…..***slaps head**** NO JARED!!!!! lol. I LIVE IN ATLANTA BUT AM FROM WALES…WE ARE SEPARATE FROM ENGLAND

This has Cate Blanchett so I’m there!

looking good @ 06/16/2009 at 1:21 pm

Oh please, give me Russel Crowe any day over some teen
heart throb playing Robin Hood………You need a MAN who is a first class actor who can add substance and grit and has screen presence playing the role not some pretty boy!!!!

@jaye: Obiviously you haven’t done your research and your only reason for posting is to diss Russell Crowe. The full spectrum of the story is the ‘life of Robin Hood’ from young boy to adulthood.

@F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n: And you are perfectly proportioned and an Adonis in your own right? Get over yourself. RC is not here to be your everything. He’s a great actor and ‘serves the medium’ better than most.

he proves once again what a complete **** he is.

Maybe Crowie hasn´t aged that well, but he can certainly handle a horse! I hope that Ridley Scott makes this Robin Hood movie as cinematographically fantastic as his debut the period drama “The Duelists” was!!!!

F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n @ 06/16/2009 at 1:35 pm

could of got kevin costner!!

I wish people would get it into their heads that WALES IS NOT IN ENGLAND!! Makes me so mad! Yet, you never see people saying Scotland, England, do you???? How can they continue to teach people this in school. Get it right Idiots.

Too old for the part.
Robin Hood is meant to be a dashing hero, not a middle-aged fat man.

Don’t know about Kevin Durand, but that ‘s Scott Grimes (E.R.) with Russell Crowe in the pictures.

Oh dear the Welsh people will not be happy with you they would hate to be called english!!

I can’t wait for this. Great casting. I love Cate!

I didn’t see Kevin Durand in any of these pictures.

@19....get your facts straight @ 06/16/2009 at 1:59 pm

Goes to show you don’t know your History as Robin Hood was not
a dashing hero in real life. He was only portrayed that way in Hollywood movies in the thirties by Errol Flynn. Russell Crowe is not fat, he put on weight for Body of Lies and has now lost it all.

As some have mentioned Wales is NOT in England. I am Welsh and do not like being called English, no offence, just as Canadians do not like being called American. I’m not being funny but why do some American’s call the UK England? Hello there four other countries. jees

lol. he hasn’t lost all the weight he put on for the other movie…he’s lost most of it. and like i said when we found out (on this website) he was cast for the role and that he’s working with ridley (love him) i said that i love robin hood (still do) and that this movie will bomb (still think that), and these pics or any other prerelease shots will do anything for the release of that movie. way to go and hitch your wagon to another robinhood film…and this is going to bomb. the only saving grace is cate…and if this was being backed by stupid disney.

Yeah, he lost the weight people, get over it. Stop trying to make something out what’s not there. He’ll do fine.

Sillymovie @ 06/16/2009 at 2:28 pm

What a nice set of pictures to counter those pesky ‘Russell is behaving like a DIVA yet again’ stories……meanwhile this movie looks b-o-r-i-n-g! Considering the 150 mill budget I feel another giant movieflop is waiting to happen…

isn’t he too old for flicks like this?

No one cares about the historical Robin Hood. We WANT our Robin Hood to be a dashing hero.
The brilliant man that Russell portrayed in A Beautiful Mind was a horrible human being. They made him sympathetic for the film.
History has no bearing on movie making. It never has. We want to be entertained, not taught.
And sorry. Russell IS fat.

OMG !

Russell looks so great !

@ash: Yeah, he lost all the weight he gagned before .. he did exercices with an NBA trainer ..

If Russell Crowe is fat, then Orlando Bloom is an Real Man alpha male (NOT!)

The shallowness of people is unreal….

@@19….get your facts straight:

I agree with you, but Errol didn’t have a pony tail. Russell looks awesome. Fat? Not really!

@yuk:

Well aren’t you a charmer. So you want to be entertained and not learn anything in the process? Try those S**T reality shows on TV. They’re probably right up your alley.

Maria (Shorty) @ 06/16/2009 at 3:07 pm

Jared. You better count your blessings that Richard Burton isn’t around. He’d slap you silly for confusing Wales with England! Someone called him an Englishmen once and he was quick to respond, “I’m a Welshman, not an Englishmen”.

You made a mistake. Don’t do it again. HA! HA!

Stop remaking Robin Hood over and over and over and over and overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrragain.

@looking good:

The Magic Word is MAN!!!! Russell is sure that! He’s a great horseman as well.

no thanks @ 06/16/2009 at 3:24 pm

I’ll stick with Errol Flyn’s version, thank you very much.

So your definition of “man” icludes someone who has such a sense of entitlement that he throws things at people he sees as less than him when he doesn’t get his way?
Hmmm, interesting. I would call him a child, not a “man”.

anonymous @ 06/16/2009 at 4:02 pm

looking good @ 06/16/2009 at 1:21 pm Oh please, give me Russel Crowe any day over some teen
heart throb playing Robin Hood………You need a MAN who is a first class actor who can add substance and grit and has screen presence playing the role not some pretty boy!!!!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=
LOL!
Russell Crowe proved what kind of a man he was when he attacked some hapless clerk in a hissy fit. I guess that makes him a Hissy Man.
.
You are right though he is no pretty boy. You’ve done your job now, sweetie, you can return to the Russell Drooling sites. Don’t forget to vote a thousand times for Russell Crowe: Most Handsome Man in Universe Poll at Hello. ROTFLMAO!

All the negative comments are from the same person posting
over and over again…….lame!…….He apologized for throwing the phone, he then went on Letterman and faced the music and not hiding out, it takes a real man to admit fault and learn from it, that is exactly what he did.

You can tell yourself that it is all one person, but that doesn’t make it true.
A LOT of people don’t like Crowe because of his off screen antics.
And yes, it does take a “real man” to admit fault, but a “real man” wouldn’t have done something like that in the first place. You make it sound like an isolated incident, but it wasn’t. Russell has a long history of acting like a spoiled brat. Not a “real man”.

Wow, did your favorite actor miss out on the part???….Is that why you sound so upset at Academy Award winner, Golden Globe winner, Bafta winner, New York Critics Award winner etc etc Russel Crowe…….lol.

Russell Crowe isn’t perfect, but as long as I enjoy his movies, I don’t care. I still like him, he is what he is and he doesn’t care what others think. Directors and costars also don’t seems to have a problem with him. He has a temper, so what? And regarding “fat” Russell Crowe: He is an actor, not a model or a pretty face. I still think he was HOT in 3:10 Yuma or Gladiator. And he doesn’t look very different as Robin Hood.

Okay, let’s just stop talking about Russell Crowe’s bad temper !

We don’t care about what kind of man he is !

He’s a talented actor ! Great actor, he’s just amazing !
He’s an academy award winner, golden globe winner and Bafta award winner ! So f*ck the rest !

@yuk:

Your “WE” is not my “WE”. Please don’t speak for others.

I, personally, prefer historical films.

As for those dissing on Russell, we all make mistakes and learn from them. I wish he hadn’t thrown the phone or done other things, but I think you have to look at it as his fault and let him move on. As for looks, unless you are the man of the hour “Hugh Jackman” or pretty boy “Orlando Bloom” are any of you, who are complaining about Russell, god’s gift to men or women. If not, ’nuff said.

last sentence of mine made no sense:

As for looks, unless you are the man of the hour “Hugh Jackman” or pretty boy “Orlando Bloom” then there is no room for complaints of Russell’s looks. If not, ’nuff said. I usually find that most who complain of Russell’s looks have a fair shot to go themselves.

Sorry, I do care what kind of man I am spending my ten dollars to see.
Which is why men like Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe will not find me in the audience for their films. If the fact that they are horrible human beings doesn’t interfere with your enjoyment of their talent, more power to you. But I just can’t ignore their off screen actions.
I love movies like this, but I will not be paying to see it with him as the star.

I’m not a huge fan of Russell’s, but I’m willing to give it a try. After all, this movie has the great Cate Blanchett and if she’s in it, my rear is in the theater seat.

Thank you Jared for correcting your mistake! Please make sure it doesn’t happen again!

From a very frustrated welsh girl.

As if some puny 20 year old could EVER carry a movie like Robin Hood …!!
There was a huge hole in the middle of Kingdom of Heaven, and its name was Orlando Bloom. A casting disaster probably imposed on Ridley Scott by the studio to appeal to the under 25′s.
Why should every blockbuster cater to THEM ? The best Robin Hood movie made to date featured an ageing Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Robin didn’t die in his 20′s, you know.
And if you can see “fat” on Crowe you need glasses.

oi ve @ 06/16/2009 at 1:28 pm

@jaye: Obiviously you haven’t done your research and your only reason for posting is to diss Russell Crowe. The full spectrum of the story is the ‘life of Robin Hood’ from young boy to adulthood.
============
I said what I meant. This is a blog and thankfully, I don’t need your pre-approval to say whatever I please. If you like Russel Crowe then bravo for you, but that doesn’t mean EVERYONE likes him. But as it turns out, I do like him as an actor. I think A Beautiful Mind was one of his best movies. I don’t care if he’s playing Robin Hood in his OLDER years, he’s hardly the Robin Hood type. I guess these days he has to take whatever is offered him, but he should have passed on this one. My only reason for posting is because IN MY OPINION he looks ridiculous in the part. I don’t have to research that. Opinions are like that, you get to say what you feel without being right or wrong, it’s YOUR opinion afterall. Oh, I forgot to mention, I think he’s a humongous Jacka*ss off the screen. Have a nice day. :-)

Later People. Going to Watch Robin Hood Men in Tights.

Why so angry?

Nobody will be forced to watch the movie.

I’ll watch it and I’m looking forward to it.

Russell is a great actor and I’m sure this film will be a good one!
I love the pictures!

The eternal mention of that phone throwing incident makes me mad. He’s done it, he appologized, got his punishment. Go on.

As of his looks, he’s a man, no pretty boy and he lost the weight, which he gained on purpose for another movie.
So all is well. :-)

I love to see how he can handle a horse!

I’m glad the Wales/ England mix-up is sorted by now!

@Tru dat: heck no. Robin Hood was a nobleman’s son who spent years away in the Crusades. Orlando is too much the young pup for that role. not to mention that he’d be prettier than Maid Marian, just like he was prettier than Helen of Troy.

Francisca Susi @ 06/16/2009 at 11:10 pm

JARED, muchas gracias for the sneak pics of our new and improved ROBIN HOOD! Woooohooo!! All hail Robin of Locksley, Nottingham… or whatever! Russell looks HOT, HOT, HOT!! He’s back to his Maximus form. Can’t believe I have to wait till next year to see this grand visual of medieval England. Can’t wait, totally excited. :D Bless u, Jared.

The pairing of Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett is a match made in heaven. They’re my fave Aussie actors in the world. Both are acting powerhouse and will bring dynamite performances on the big screen. Yeah! :D

@jaye:

Thank you for the explanation. It was hard to tell what you were saying because it seemed so angry it ‘appeared’ your only goal was to lash out. There are many ways to say something so intent can be read, but for many I bet that wasn’t it. Yes, this is your opinion, and you are free to post what y ou want, but just remembre when appearing agitated it’s hard to ‘read you’ clearly. :p

In a ‘I know he’s not going to do this’ way, Russell Crowe could play the Queen of England and as miscast as it might seem initially, I think ‘we’ might all forget, once there in the theatre, that we’re looking at RC, since he disappears into the part.

As for taking what he can get. Ridley Scott, who he has already made four other films with (Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster, and Body of Lies) probaby didn’t throw the script to Russell out of pity and I doubt RC took the film out of desperation. He has said ht likss working with Ridley.

I’d like to say, for me, of his most recent films, his bests come from two different directors for two different films: State of Play and 3:20 to Yuma.

That is all.

LOL. Make that 3:10 to Yuma (Never type in the dark). :p

janey maguire @ 06/17/2009 at 7:35 am

Ridley Scott is on record as saying that Kingdom of Heaven was developed with Russell and intended that RC took the role. However, Crowe was filming something else and the schedules for them didn’t work out so Ridley made it with Bloom instead. And it must be said that most of the reviews felt that though Bloom was OK he lacked the gravitas that Crowe had brought to Gladiator.
As for Crowe’s looks….considering Gladiator was shot 10 years ago, and despite not being a ‘pretty boy’ in that movie its indisputable that he had lots of people think he was hot in that …..he doesn’t seem to me to have changed much. He looks good i n a rugged kind of way….and they were rugged times. Besides, he is an actor who can sell the part with his on-screen charisma,.

Robin Hood was always classified as being very skinny and not so plump looking like Russel Crowe. Russel Crowe would make a better knight than a person who can swing around ropes. This version of Robin hood may be the more serious version than the light- headed version we are accustomed to seeing.

@Dave J: Totally agree with you !

I think that people doesn’t want another disney version of Robin Hood, with another f*cking happy ending !

Plump…Russell…NOT. He is very slim and trim now. Remember he is wearing layers of midevil clothing for the part. If you saw him without all that and in regular clothes you would all change your opinion of him being plump, fat, overweight, etc. His physique is perfect for the part and he looks great. He is also a very natural and excellent horseman.
Oh, and Kevin Durand is in the picture with Russell driving the ATV, he is in the back seat behind Scott Grimes, and I think that is Alan Doyle behind Russell.

@Frankie: READ THE ARTICLE PROPERLY ! WALES, IN FACT, DOES BORDER ENGLAND !!

Wow. Can you smell the shallowness among these replies?

Russell is great. *** Orlando.

the pictures capture a serious and authentic looking picture….

i hope crowe brings some of his gladiatoral presence to the role…
hopefully to secure a more adult certifciate would distance the picture from the vibrant costner version…

also the white horse may suggest this is in fact a dream sequence they are shooting?(backgrounds look biblical)

i am looking forward to the picture hollywood movies recently have been quite logical and predictable…

i think the producers have made a good decision as crowe is often unpredictbale in how he approaches certain materials whilst
the hood legend is always entertaining and to watch…

This movie looks way awesome!! I love Russell Crowe, haters to the left please!! I can’t waiiiit!!

Oh goodie goodie another film about lack of connection and violence. Mr. Crowe has been hitting one note for so long he has forgotten that acting requires range! Perhaps Mr. Crowe should take some of his paycheck and invest in acting lessons. I surely will not foster his income by seeing him sleep walking through another role, appearing bored, disinterested and not engaged. How many more times can he go to the bank cashing in on the gladiator look? Not a fan any longer.

I was hoping this would be a telling of who the legend really was rather than another semi-fantasy of the legend. I believe that will play to the strong suits of the great Ridley Scott — and just as Crowe brought such multi-dimensional gravitas to Gladiator for Scott, I think he’s going to be the actor made for this approach. As for Cate, I am so looking forward to her portrayal of Maid Marian. Having the two of them playing off each other with Ridley directing has got me very much looking forward to the film for what I’m going to experience in the theater.

Thanks for the pictures — wonderful costumes! Crowe looks so “real man” in his.

Well he won’t need a stunt double for the horse riding, the man can ride. This looks really good, and the combination of Crowe and Ridley Scott really works, so looking forward to this one.

Ugh… What happend to the original idea for this movie of Robin Hood being the villian and the Sheriff of Nottingham being the good guy? Could have been an interesting take on a classic story, instead we just get a traditional version. =/

So much for daring do.

For all you folks who are complaining that the above text says “Wales, England” and how they are saying Wales is in England. I suggest you read the text again. It says “in Wales, which borders England”. Well, Wales does border England.

sure crowe is too old if they are reteling the primary story, but what about cate? they’re both excellent actors and appealing but to old. was it old maid marian?
maybe its the later years like connery and hepburn in robin and marian?

Kevin Durand must be the name of the horse!!

To all of you yelling “Wales is not part of England”, please take the time to actually read the article. The sentence says, ‘ … in Wales, which borders England.’ The writer never inferred that Wales was part of England, merely that it bordered England. Please read before you comment.

Russell Crowe doesn’t play Robin Hood. He plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in this.

I live in pembrokeshire, WALES and Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand and some other main cast members came into the cafe where I work today! :D Had a picture with them all!
My claim to fame is making Russell Crowes cheese on toast and coffee! haha

@Frankie:

“Wales, which borders England.”

Don’t you guys know what the word ‘borders’ means? He isn’t saying it’s in England, he’s saying it’s next to England……………..now I don’t know if that’s correct, because it would be too much effort to look up a map, but at the very least, he is NOT saying it is in England.

the text does say Wales, which borders England which is correct !

the text does say Wales, which borders England which is correct !

Wow. Definately will be a flop. no doubt

Alejandra @ 06/30/2009 at 4:22 am

Thanks for the photos. I like Crowe but as a fan of Matthew Macfadyen I would like to see photos of him, he’s the Sheriff of Nottingham, I’m waiting for those photos.

Isn’t Russell Crowe playing the Sherriff of Nottingham?

If Cate Blanchett is in it, I’m there. I could watch her read the phonebook all day long, she’s such an amazing actress! Looking forward to this.

Nice to see Kevin Durand getting a well deserved role. He’s one of the hardest working guys I know, and a proud Canadian.
As a supporting actor I know he won’t disapoint.

Ralph Spoilsport @ 07/06/2009 at 5:27 pm

They have whales in UK England? Well, no one can deny that Welsh makes great jelly! It’s as good as Smuckers . And I don’t understand all the fuss about crows being in a Robin Hood? There are crows in England and lots of other places in Canada. Robins too! And helloooo… there are lots more than four other countries, mr. man! Lets face it, cinematographically fantastically Russel Scott created pure art directing Transformers II. Whales should be no problem!

Not to get overly picky, but there is only one ‘country’, Great Britain, neither England, Wales or Scotland are recognised as separate countries in that regard although some nationalistic types feel they should be. That’s progress…don’t stress about what ain’t true!

Ever since seeing Master and Commander I’d follow Russell Crowe anywhere. He’s fantastic and I’m so looking forward to seeing him play Robin Hood. He is my favorite actor. Old and fat – ohhh pla-leese.

bluesconnect @ 09/19/2009 at 11:36 pm

Crowe bashers are probably short skinny guys who are jealous of a real man. Believe me, women think Russell Crowe is super hot! As far as being too old to play Robin Hood, Shawn Connery made a Robin Hood film, and he was terrific in the part. Russell is playing a full-grown man, not some pimply-faced rocker in tights.

@MRROSS:
Explain please????? You can’t just accuse the best actor in the world of being a “****” with nothing to back it up. RC is an “actor”, not a movie star. If you don’t see the talent, you must be a huge fan of “action” movies and cartoons.

tom paine @ 11/18/2009 at 3:40 am

Refried hash from two talents who’ve made their money and should
know –WAY better.

When oh when are Crowe and/or Scott ever going to do something
beyond their boring comfort zones?

In such safe hands there is no way this movie will not be awesome. Russell Crowe is the best actor in hollywood. Forget about any other actor pulling this off. Orlando Bloom in kingdom of heaven was mediocre.

Ha ha ha ‘Fat’ Robin Hood.

Australians love their food. Greedy ********.

@lonhro: Are you out of your mind?!!! The guy should be playing the role of Little John.

His days have passed. And lets not forget, the guy milked every penny when he was in demand.

Russell Crowe is simply perfect in all ways!! I’ve seen all his movies and there is no actor better than him.

—Crowe! —you’ve MADE your money!
WHY are you wasting your time!

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