Crowe Wants To Star In Irwin Biopic

Hollywood star RUSSELL CROWE wants to play late naturalist STEVE IRWIN in a movie about his life. Irwin was killed earlier this month (04SEP06) when a stingray barb stabbed him in the heart while he filmed off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Fellow Australian Crowe was close to the CROCODILE HUNTER star and paid tribute to his friend in a video message at a public memorial service this week (20SEP06). Sources say Crowe has already contacted Universal Studios with plans for an Irwin biopic. An insider says, "It's not about money for Russell - it's about honouring his mate. "Steve once told Russell that he wanted him to play him in a movie version of his life."


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Russell tells his fan site THIS IS ABSOLUTLY NOT TRUE.
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Steve Irwin learned his craft from frauds like Marlon Perkins of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Both these hucksters used "canned" situations where tame and semi-tame creatures were used to stage fake situations. Many of these animals were hurt and harrassed just to create a cheap show barely above the level of a Roman spectacle at the Colliseum. Those camera angles, multiple for each situatiom, have to be planned and placed BEFORE any "action". Steve Irwin was a FRAUD! Even CNN showed his trickery when they did some stories after his death. They show Steve leaping on a Black Snake, then grappling with it, and nearly getting bit. Then the Director said "cut" and the camera panned showing the crew, and several cages, and a handler who rushed up to take the terrified tame or semi-tame animal and put it back in it's cage.Fu*k you Steve Irwin.Rot in Hell, you animal abuser.
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this young man is the same age as my daughter and i am as proud of him as i am my daughter. steve chose his life's work with animals some of which will be extinct for my great great grandchildren well he taught us what is out there in the world where we probably will never vist to see up close and personal. if steve wanted to let you see first hand he put his life on the line to show it to you. someone said he had animals in cages to wrangle with them in front of the camera well i would like to see some creep try what he has done. My daughter is a rediation therapy tech and she deals with people fighting for their lives everyday. She became a technologist because she wanted to help humankind through this terrible desease called cancer. She is just as dedicated as mr. Irwin was in his passion for animals. She has been in the field since she graduated with a bachelors degree and masters degree in radiation therapy in 1985. I give my heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Terry Irwin and family I loved this man with the crikey, the energy and the love of his animal world I will miss him. PEACE TO YOU GOOD DAY MATES
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Russell has definitely said this rumor is NOT true. Thank goodness.
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