SNAFU AL­MOST KILLED GLAD­I­A­TOR RUSS!

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TIN­SEL­TOWN tough guy Rus­sell Crowe

al­most didn’t do Glad­i­a­tor be­cause he

thought the script he was given was such

a mess he wanted to feed it to the lions!

“The script that they had was so bad,”

the 56-year-old beef­cake told late night

host Jimmy Fal­lon — but it turned out he

had the wrong ver­sion!

For­tu­nately, a pro­ducer gave him the

up­dated ver­sion and con­vinced him to

do the role of a Ro­man gen­eral de­moted

to glad­i­a­tor — be­cause the 20-year-old

movie racked up five Os­cars, in­clud­ing

Best Ac­tor for Rus­sell!

Rus­sell Crowe won the Best Ac­tor Os­car for the 2000 film Glad­i­a­tor

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