What Did He Say? While promoting his film “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe told The Weekly, "The best thing about the industry I'm in—movies—is that there are roles for people in all different stages of life. To be honest, I think you'll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40, 45, 48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she's not being cast as the 21-year-old.”
The Fallout: Crowe caused a media firestorm with his theory that there are plenty of roles for women in Hollywood, with actresses like Jessica Chastain criticizing his comments. Realizing his error, Crowe apologized and, at a press conference, admitted, “I am a wanker."
Finally, he’s right about something.