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Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by Loretto on 14 May 2010 8:42pm
 
Aussie actor Russell Crowe gets his tights in a twist at Cannes...

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/usmovies.accesshollywood.com/russell-crowe-storms-out-interview-over-robin-hood-accent-questions

What's he on about at all, sure isn't 'Hood' a Galway name!

Bridget Hood
Patrick Hood
Mary Hood
Boyz N da Hood
Little Red Riding Hood, oh wait a minute, she's from Kerry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr-6ZjlGuBU

Don't insult him dude, he's a GREAT actor and...he knows it!
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by bIG bLOGGER on 15 May 2010 2:25pm
 
The proverb is: <If you fly with the Crowes,you get shot down with the Crowes>
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by George on 16 May 2010 1:30am
 
I heard the interview and I must say I have a lot of respect for Crowe. To be as dedicated to his craft as he appears to be, is a gift for all of us to enjoy who'll see the film. Frankly, I wouldn't know an Irish accent from an English if it walked into the room.

I well remember the last "Robin Hood" Kevin Costner who gave out a generic British accent for about the first 20 minutes of the film and the retreated to his native Californian, so much for authentisity or even a memorable experience. It was a waste of time.

Being a Texan I'm totally used to actors who play "Texans" but hardly sound the part. Even the great cowboy actors like John Wayne, Roy Rogers, etc. were not from Texas and never tried to sound the part. John Wayne had a kind of "bumkin" speech pattern in his westerns than became part of our American lexicon, but don't ever try to sell me on it being "Texan". Mostly they were from the midwest or California.

In my mind, the only good actor wtih a true country Texas accent is Robert Duval who really sounds like he worked at it. His best work was in "Lonesome Dove".
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by Spursfan on 16 May 2010 8:12am
 
I don't think it mattered about KC's accent, in Prince of Thieves, George! I really L-O-V-E that film!! I must say I thought that Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham absolutely stole the film! Brilliant!

Am looking forward to seeing the Russell Crowe version.

:)
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by bIG bLOGGER on 16 May 2010 1:17pm
 
George,I agree totally with you that Kevin Costner as Robin Hood was a waste of time,because nobody was convinced he was an Englishman.
Similarly,why on earth did Director Ridley Scott choose an AUSTRALIAN actor for the part of Robin Hood of Nottingham,Englande? He may well be able to do the swashbucking part,but he falls down when it comes to his accent.
It's like saying can we expect Ray Winstone to take the lead role in Crocodile Dundee IV ??

p.s. I'm a bIG fan of the work/movies of actor Robert Duvall,and I also admire Ray Benson and George (your namesake!) Strait.
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by kazzzz on 16 May 2010 1:24pm
 
Well why, in every jungle movie I have ever seen, are there kookaburras in the background soundtrack?
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by johnnythemonkey on 16 May 2010 1:28pm
 
No silly. You are watching the telly and the kookaburras are in your garden.
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by Loretto on 16 May 2010 4:23pm
 
I don't know Russell Crowe personally {surprise surprise!}, and yes I do think he is a dedicated actor, but he went a little over the top here in his reply to the journalist's question. I mean so what if he detected a bit of an Irish accent? Crowe had no right to mock the journalist the way he did. I am sure the movie will do very well, but some of these actors are so intense, isn't a craft like acting open to interpretation anyway?
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by George on 16 May 2010 7:13pm
 
I like George Strait a lot. My wife would leave me for him in a heartbeat if she thought she had a chance. He is truly an icon in country/western music.

One of the great epic films when I was a kid is "The Alamo" which is about a battle which took place in San Antonio in 1836. It has John Wayne as Davy Crocket from Tennesse and the great Lawrence Harvey as William Travis from Virginia. In an old interview Wayne explains the great lengths he went to make such things as the Mexican uniforms were as accurate as possible. Even the longhorn cattle were real. As movies go it was plenty gory for the time, as well. On the other hand Lawrence Harvey who had a decent southern accent was never shown without wearing a pair of spotless white breeches even at the height of the siege. I guess Harvey was a little vain. I always laugh a little bit when I see it.
 
Re: Russell Crowe and the Irish Accent! by George on 16 May 2010 7:50pm
 
I've always understood it is harder to lose a regional accent than to pick one up. A couple of good examples of that would be Dennis Quaid and Renee Zellwiger who grew up only a few miles away from me here in the Houston area.
 
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