Talent Should Not Equal Tantrums and Tedium

Deja vu for Messer Crowe

I was going to blog about the most obvious subject going right now. It’s being called many things, Frankenstorm, Superstorm, The Perfect Storm and of course it’s original moniker of Hurricane Sandy. But honestly? I think that what little I would have to say on the subject wouldn’t interest anyone. Afterall, I haven’t lived through it.

I’ve been “surfing” the net for news of the devastation that Sandy has visited on the US and I stumbled on an article that had been posted on blockbuster.co.uk.

If you bothered to follow the link, you’re probably as bored as I am. So my bored friend and neighbors what do you think of the casting choices? My immediate problem (apart from the fact that the film is based on a Biblical event) is that Russell “Bloody” Crowe is in the lead role. As Noah??

Now before I get started, I will state that I do not know Mr Crowe personally. We have never met, nor have we done business together. But after reading the miles of print on this man’s odious behaviour, I wouldn’t want to.

Crowe is a perfect example of how not to act if you are a “star.” Entire forests could be decimated in the effort to put to print his acts of rudeness and unpleasantness towards his fans and members of the paparazzi. *Okay, so some of the paparazzi probably deserve it. But not all of them are that obtrusive.*

It is inexcusable that Crowe can be so vile towards the members of the movie going public whose bums on seats have helped to cement his status as a film star. Thus far Crowe has been documented striking, assaulting (once with a mobile [cell] phone) verbally abusing, or just downright being rude to fans.

The only “good” thing I’ve heard about Crowe is his treatment of his co-workers. So far only Christian Bale has been seen to be vile and abusive to his fellow film crew members.

*Warning Contains Adult Language.*

Okay, fair enough that this poor bugger got in Bale’s line of sight. But come on! It’s a movie! Bale wasn’t working on a cure for cancer or  how to solve the world’s hunger problem was he.

Russell Crowe on the other hand has not lashed out at any of his co-workers.

Just his fans.

Oh and the occasional radio interviewer:

If you listen carefully, you won’t hear one hint of animosity from the interviewers tone. Crowe just decided to be insulted by the question and then rudely cut the interview short.

I will not knowingly put one penny in the pocket of either Russell Crowe or Christian Bale. Both actors seem to be of the opinion that their talent puts them above everyone else. Manners, disposition, and laws do not apply to them.


Like the title suggests, talent should not equal tedious behavior. Lashing out at co-workers and fans is not admirable nor is it acceptable. In this day and age where everyone is listening via the internet, it’s not a good idea. If you want people to continue to watch your films, straighten up.

I will mention that I did watch Terminator Salvation (the oh so important film that Bale verbally crucified his crew member on). I did this only to see if the film was worthy of such rage and obvious frustration from Bale.

It was not.

Eu tu Christian?
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