When Russell Crowe didn’t mind doing ads

Crowe_2 You may recall Russell Crowe’s profanity-laced tirade savaging actors who would sell themselves and their fans out by appearing in TV commercials. (“To me it’s kind of sacrilegious,” he said. “It’s a complete contradiction of the fucking social contract you have with your audience.”) This seems to be a stand that Russell took only after he had a few dollars in the bank, however, judging by this weird old commercial for Avondale College, a Christian school in Australia, in which Crowe plays a bad-boy biker won over by the unlikely idea of becoming a gospel minister. His acting has improved somewhat over the years, too.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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