Russell Crowe Does(n't) Want to Play Steve Irwin

by | September 26, 2006 | Comments

Ah, the smell of unsubstantiated gossip and hasty retractions. First came the shocking news that actor Russell Crowe was interested in playing the lead in a Steve Irwin biopic — and then came word that the actor was "appalled" by the suggestion.

Looks like we can blame In Touch Weekly for the non-news.

Here’s where you’ll find the original casting news, and here’s where you’ll find Crowe’s ultra-hasty denial.

Fun stuff.

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