Fact: Russell Crowe is descended from Maori warriors, according to a new study by Ancestry.co.uk. Experts believe the Gladiator star's great-grandfather married a Maori woman form the Ngati Porou tribe.
Quote: "I think there comes a time in every Gladiator's life when you've got to give the reins over to the next bloke. It's so ambitious and I just had to get involved." Russell Crowe is happy to be taking a behind-the-scenes role in the upcoming BEN HUR stage show. The former GLADIATOR star will narrate the project.
Fact: Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott have returned to the Surrey, England landscape where they filmed battle scenes for Gladiator to shoot epic fight sequences for their new Robin Hood movie.
Quote: "I love going shopping. I have a black belt in it! I'm not bragging but I can do the supermarket in six minutes and pick out the first nine things my wife would like to try on in any department store." Gladiator star Russell Crowe is a masterful shopper.