Monday, November 21, 2011
Maximus cellulus tossulus: Russel Crowe's untold story from the set of "Gladiator"
Russell wiped a bit of fake blood from the corner of his mouth. Sweat pouring down his brow, he glared at the man opposing him. That amateur had ruined his finest scene for the last time. His teeth gnashed, his lazy eye listed a little more lazily to the right, and he swept up the set telephone into his hands. Throwing it with unbridled fury, he struck Jeremy, the actor set to play the enemy gladiator, square in the teeth. Mustering a victory cry, Russell executed his scripted line perfectly: "Are you not entertained??"