New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe coped with the birth of his son
CHARLIE by transforming himself into a maverick home movie director.
The GLADIATOR star's filming antics shocked his wife DANIELLE while she
was in the throes of labour.
Crowe tells the American edition of GQ magazine, "Dani actually said to me
the next day, 'You were f**king outrageous.' Whenever I sense that she's
getting a little uncomfortable, my focus is on her, but I make sure I put the
where it still gets a good two-shot.
"I've got cutaways. Anything interesting that's in the corridor, I've got
a cutaway, too. I've got the feet of the nurse. She was wearing purple shoes.
But, see, it was probably easier for me to deal with this huge thing that was
having this little thing to do, which was keep the video camera going.
"Plus, my wife has a record, an absolute record, of something that
happened to her that she was not experiencing... It's a hell of a cool thing to