The 56-year-old actor was the topic of mockery on Twitter when a jokester shared a photograph of him from the 2003 Oscar-winning film together with a snarky caption encouraging people who find themselves having bother sleeping amid the coronavirus pandemic to offer it a watch.
“Numerous folks complaining about lack of sleep in the course of the Pandemic,” the Twitter consumer wrote. “Could I like to recommend Grasp And Commander starring the often charming, attention-grabbing Russell Crowe,” he wrote. “I’ve by no means made it previous the ten minute mark. You are welcome. And thanks Russell.”
A number of days later, Crowe, who has starred in different Oscar-winning movies corresponding to “Gladiator,” “A Lovely Thoughts” and “The Insider,” responded to the comment by defending the film and highlighting the folks behind it.
“That’s the issue with children nowadays. No focus,” the star began his clap-back. “Peter Weirs movie is good. An exacting, element oriented, epic story of constancy to Empire & service, whatever the price. Unbelievable cinematography by Russell Boyd & an impressive soundtrack. Undoubtedly an adults film.”
Crowe highlighted the movie’s co-writer and director, Peter Weir, whose nomination for finest director made up one of many 10 Academy Awards the movie was nominated for. Boyd, in the meantime, took residence one of many two awards the film truly received, for finest cinematography. Richard King received the opposite Oscar for finest sound modifying.
“Grasp and Commander: The Far Aspect of the World” was based mostly on three novels by Patrick O’Brian that made up the Aubrey-Maturin sequence. The movie tells the story of Crowe’s Jack Aubrey, a British naval captain within the Napoleonic Wars. When his ship is almost destroyed by a French privateer vessel, Aubrey launches a daring pursuit in an try to forestall the extra closely armored ship from plundering a British whaling fleet close to the Galapagos Islands.
Crowe was one of many few faces in Hollywood to appear in movie theaters in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic by means of his newest thriller, “Unhinged.”