Today's Robin Hood would target media, says Russell Crowe
Wednesday 12 May 2010
If Robin Hood were alive today he would aim his arrows at media monopolies, Russell Crowe said after a Cannes press screening of a new film on the English outlaw.
"My theory would be that if Robin was alive today he would be looking at the monopolisation of media as the greatest enemy," Crowe told a press conference ahead of a gala screening of Ridely Scott's version of "Robin Hood."
Crowe, who plays the lead role in the Hollywood blockbuster, said Robin might also be "looking at Wall Street... and the subprime mortgage crisis and all that" as areas where he could right wrongs.
The Australian actor then took a hard look at the dozens of reporters at the conference and asked: "Would he have in mind what you guys do for a living and realise that the true wealth lies in the dissemination of information?"
Crowe was due to walk up the red carpet along with co-star Cate Blanchett for the gala world premiere of "Robin Hood" later Wednesday that kicks off the 12-day festival.
MusicThe band accidentally called Londoners the C-word
Film 'I've never been comfortable on-screen', she says
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' close to camp
This house and dental clinic 'piled up like bricks on the brink of collapsing' is why Japan wins at architecture
Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
James Cameron hypes up Avatar sequels: 'You will s**t yourself with your mouth wide open'
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'