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Sunday May 16, 2010 10:53 pm

Don’t Make Fun of Russell Crowe’s Accents

There’s one thing actors who play Robin Hood seem to have a problem with: the accent.

Although it wouldn’t seem hard to improve upon Kevin Costner’s vocal abilities in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, at least one critic out there is having problems with Russell Crowe’s attempt. Unfortunately, that same person made the mistake of letting the Oscar winner know that.

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During this chat with BBC Radio, Crowe became extremely defensive when Mark Lawson said his accent in had “hints” of Irish in it. “You’ve got dead ears, mate,” Russell replied. “You’ve seriously got dead ears if you think that’s an Irish accent…Bullocks…I’m just a little dumbfounded that you could possibly find any Irish in that character. That’s kind of ridiculous. But then it’s your show…”

Things later went from bad to worse when Lawson dared to ask about a line the actor reportedly did not want say in Gladiator. The 46-year-old’s response? He ended the interview.

“I don’t get the Irish thing by the way,” Crowe said as he walked out the door. “I don’t get it at all.”



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