Date: 26th February 2001

Crowe Calls Director's Comments "Imbeciclic"

Russell Crowe has lashed back at Proof of Life director Taylor Hackford who had commented earlier that Crowe's affair with co-star Meg Ryan during the filming had "an indelible and very destructive effect" on the release of the film. "I think Taylor is being impolite, impolitic and imbecilic by saying that," Crowe told reporters in Melbourne, Australia. "We put as much effort into the process as possible and are pleased with the outcome."

Source: Studio Briefing