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Russell Crowe, annoyed, walks out of BBC Radio interview for “Robin Hood”

Hollywoodnews.com: Russell Crowe has a reputation for being short-tempered. He’s not always angry. We’ve seen him come off as jolly and open in interviews. But journalists do take the risk when they sit across from the Oscar winner that they’re about to catch him in a bad, bad mood.

That what happened to a BBC reporter when he had Crowe on his show to talk “Robin Hood” at Cannes. The interview begins with a question about the actor’s accent, and goes sour — quickly — from there.

“You’ve got dead ears, mate, seriously dead ears if you think there’s an Irish accent,” Crowe said to BBC radio interviewer Mark Lawson when he dared suggest that he heard a hint of Irish in Crowe’s Robin Hood.

When Lawson pushes, asking if it’s northern English Crowe was going for, the actor replies, “No I was going for an Italian, yeah. Missed it? Fuck me. Anyway.”

Lawson, perhaps sensing the interview was dead, finally goes too far by asking Crowe about a controversial line from the movie “Gladiator.” That’s when Crowe exits, but not before adding “I don’t get the Irish thing by the way.”

Hear the whole thing for yourself at Huffington Post.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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