Date: 15th September 2005

Crowe to quit Hollywood?

Russell Crowe says he may quit Hollywood over his phone rage court case.

Crowe, whose trial for assault has been adjourned until November, has vowed not to curb his explosive temper.

If he is convicted for throwing a phone at a New York hotel worker he faces up to seven years in jail and could be barred from working in the US.

Crowe, 41, said: "Maybe it's better I don't travel to America. Maybe it's better I don't work in the area of the business that attracts so many flies.

You tell me to p*** off too many times and I probably will. I don't mind shrinking my professional life."

The actor has paid a six-figure sum in compensation to concierge Nestor Estrada.

Crowe hit him with a phone after being unable to get a connection to Australia from his hotel room.

He added: "
They all want me to be examined by psychologists. I come from a different culture. If I've got something on my mind, you'll hear about it. Voila, mental anguish solved."

Source: Press Release