Trick or Treat! Russell Crowe in Rare “Rocky Horror” Clip
Russell Crowe is one of hollywood’s great actors and has a reputation for being the quintessential man’s man. He’s been an Oscar-winner, a soulful gladiator , a gruff ship’s captain, and even a less-than-friendly hotel guest. But can you imagine him as a swivel-hipped undead rocker? How about a singing scientist in fishnet stockings? Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer.
Here he is appearing in a 1980’s Australian production of that all-time great omni-sexual, Halloweenie, monster mash musical, The Rocky Horror Show. Let’s see what it might tell us about his upcoming turn as Javert in the film version of Les Miserables…
1. He can carry a tune. While it’s a big leap from the rock parody of “Hot Patootie” to the oh-so-seriousness of “Stars”, at least we know there’s something there to work with. And, actually, why can’t Javert have some Elvis hips? Them French are sexy, after all.
2. He can kick. (1:13) Although, last time I checked, Javert doesn’t get to do any kick-lines. Where’s a can-can when you need one?
3. He can jump. (1:20) This will come in handy…SPOILER ALERT…when Javert takes a suicidal dive. And he won’t have to let the set do the work for him.
Still want more candy? Watch the end of this video to see him getting ridden by Rocky and showing off his gams as Dr. Scott. Happy Halloween, indeed…