Russell Crowe has had one heck of a year in front of the camera, with no less than five films being released within the next year featuring him. However, his next task may be harder than all of these combined as he looks to mend the rift in his family once his filming obligations are over.

Crowe, who is reportedly estranged from wife Danielle Spencer, told fans this week that he wants to make things right with his family once he has finished his final piece of filming, making them his top priority. The Man With The Iron Fists star Tweeted: "As soon as I finish this job & can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together."

Whilst many of us are still struggling to come to terms with the fact that one of cinema's leading hard men has a Twitter account, Crowe is busy counting down the days to when he can finally be reunited with his estranged family again. Yesterday he wrote, I have 3 shooting days to go, then the journey home begins," clearly yearning for reunification.

Crowe also took the time to dispel the rumours currently buoying him, regarding an extramarital affair he is said to have had with Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee. Crowe addressed these rumours, again through his Twitter, writing first "These latest reports are false & cruel," and then "Blocked quite a few people this morning, spreaders of hate, stupidity and bs gone."

Russell and Danielle first met 22 years ago on the set of The Crossing, and dated briefly before eventually reconciling years later. The pair married in a chapel built especially for Danielle in 2003 and now have two sons together.