Hollywood legend Russell Crowe is considering retiring from acting after his forty-year-long career, it has been revealed.
Now, Crowe has been on the scene for a long time. The Australian native first broke out with his role in 1992’s Romper Stomper, and went on to find further success with movies such as L.A. Confidential and The Insider.
However, Crowe’s most iconic role has to be that of Maximus Decimus Meridius in 2000’s Gladiator, so much so that he even went on to win an Academy Award for his portrayal of the Roman general.
This role has somewhat haunted Crowe, and he recently hit out about being quizzed about the movie’s sequel which is currently in the works.
“They should be f***ing paying me for the amount of questions I am asked about a film I am not even in,” he told the audience of journalists at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, via Variety.
“It has nothing to do with me. In that world, I am dead. Six feet under. But I do admit to a certain tinge of jealousy, because it reminds me of when I was younger and what it meant for me, in my life.”
“I don’t know anything about the cast, I don’t know anything about the plot. I am dead! But I know that if Ridley has decided to do a second part of the story, over twenty years later, he must have had very strong reasons. I can’t think of this movie being anything other than spectacular.”
During the same Q and A session, Crowe revealed something that shocked his fans. The fifty-nine-year-old revealed that he has got to the point in his career where he is at somewhat of a crossroads, and suggested that his retirement may be imminent.
“You are standing in front of the mirror, and go: ‘Who the f*** is that?’” Crowe began.
“I am in that period now. I will take Ridley Scott as my role model: he is still discovering new things in his work.
“Or I will just stop and you will never hear from me again. I haven’t decided what it’s going to be. These are two very valid choices.”