[Russel Crowe] has been through a lot and had a lot of success. No one knew who he was when I worked with him 12 years ago. He's just come off a great film in Australia- Romper Stomper - and so it was good to see him again. Obviously, I'd seen him since.

— Denzel Washington

Most Powerful Russell Crowe quotations

We were both [ with Russel Crowe] hand-plucked to do [The Quick and the Death].

He had done Romper Stomper and I had done Gilbert Grape and so we were hand- plucked to do this big budget film. So we were both very bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

I'm not Russell Crowe. I'm not going to do a period piece.

The industry has changed. Two years ago I could tell a company I've got Russell Crowe and that would get the film made. Now they'd ask 'And who's the girl?' Just one famous face isn't enough any more.

In the story, which is only a few chapters long in Genesis, Noah never even speaks until after the flood - but when you have Russell Crowe, you're going to make him speak.

What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing.

If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.

Russell Crowe likes to tell jokes, which I can't.

I can't remember a joke to save my life. I don't have a brain for it.

Russell Crowe is very committed at getting it right but at the same time, he likes to have fun.

I learn that you can work really hard and still have a great time.

That is part of Russell Crowe philosophy.

Someone like Russell Crowe is questioned for his passion for music, and whatever he does, music is just in his heart and soul. All he wants to do is music.

I'd like a pop-up magazine with 45 articles on Russell Crowe.

I'm like a teenager. I'd have 'Teen Beat' if I could, for grown-ups.

I'm challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.

I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris.

It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything.

Let's face it: Russell Crowe is fat and no one ever talks about it.

Russell Crowe is very difficult, but it's worth it.

He's the real thing. I can tell you this. Russell Crowe was just as difficult before he was an international star as he was afterwards.

You can't believe Russell Crowe is the same actor who won an Oscar one year ago for Gladiator.

There's all kinds of depictions of black men.

You have the Denzel Washingtons and the Will Smiths; that's wonderful, but that doesn't represent everyone. There's a Russell Crowe... well, you know, there's a black Russell Crowe.

I think Russell Crowe is a brilliant actor.

I love actors who are wonderful - like John Cusack and Russell Crowe, and wouldn't it be a treat to eventually direct them one day.

Russell Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, .. most unlikely.

In L.A. Confidential, it was great to surprise the audience with Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe - two Australian actors that they didn't know at all - and let people discover them through the course of the film.

I had this extraordinarily bizarre moment when, two Fridays ago, my missus gave birth to our second child at 11am and by the same time the following day I was sitting around a table with Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in Rabat in Morocco, rehearsing a scene we were going to shoot the next day.

In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform 'Oh Jean.'

I really want to work with Tom Hardy.

Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are also on my list. Those are my top three actors. As far as actresses go, Kate Beckinsale, because she's so smokin' hot.

Russell Crowe is normally an actor who disappears so far into his characters you'd swear his DNA has been altered.

I think it's easy for directors to stay fresh more than actors, especially once an actor becomes a star. It's hard for Russell Crowe to walk down a street or take a subway. I can fly coach.

So he's above the law because he's a celebrity or something.

Just because you're Russell Crowe doesn't mean you can do whatever you like.