Russell Crowe has revealed he hates celebrity culture and considers it an ''unfortunate byproduct'' of his acting career.
Russell Crowe says celebrity culture is an "unfortunate byproduct" of being an actor.
The Hollywood star - who has children Charles, six, and four-year-old Tennyson with his wife, singer-and-actress Danielle Spencer - has no interest in being famous and thinks society's obsession with people in the public eye is detrimental to the movie-making industry.
He said: "Some people believe celebrity is a power that should be used. Ultimately, your dollars are more powerful. I'm famous for making movies. Celebrity just happens to be an unfortunate byproduct of what I do. Whatever used to be called mystery, you're not allowed to have that anymore. So there's a whole bunch of blank space that's filled in with stuff that fills up pages of newspapers. Which is not real, and you know it's not real, and I know it's not real. And readers don't really care because that's what they're interested in."
The 46-year-old star - whose new film is thriller 'The Next Three Days', a remake of the 2007 French film 'Pour Elle' - has also compared being interviewed by journalists as being the same as "torture".
He added in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: "If I ever was going to torture somebody, I'd put them in a room where they can't leave and have someone new come in every three minutes and ask the same question over a number of days and then weeks."