Date: 4th March 2002

Aussies Snub Crowe

Australians have turned against GLADIATOR (2000) star RUSSELL CROWE in light of his recent loutish behaviour according to American newspaper the New York Daily News, the Hollywood actor, who recently became an Australian citizen, will be shocked to learn that Aussies no longer claim him as their own as the heart-throb is increasingly referred to as "the New Zealand-born actor. "

The L.A. Confidential (1997) star was slammed in the British press after roughing up a BBC television executive at the London BAFTA Awards on Sunday (24th February 2002), for cutting his acceptance speech.

Source: WENN