Russell Crowe endured a lesson in humility on the New York set of new film AMERICAN GANGSTER, when onlookers poked fun at his appearance, while his co-star, Denzel Washington, was treated like a hero. Crowe and Washington were filming the new movie in Harlem when several passers-by shouted over to the pair. Crowe says, "The set is supposedly closed off, but we'd be shooting a key scene and you'd hear, `Hey, it's Denzel. Hey Denzel, over here!' "I'd get, 'Hey Gladiator, not lookin' so good. Lookin' kind of old there.'"