Russell Crowe Is Growing A Beard And It Is Glorious

If you've ever wanted to see what Russell Crowe would look like if he was cast in a Christmas movie like a Down Under version of Bad Santa then have we got news for you.

Rusty has uploaded a video to his Twitter promoting The Project's Carrie Bickmore and her campaign to raise money for brain cancer by selling beanies.

He opened it with: "G'day folks how you doing? So Carrie Bickmore has this wonderful campaign that she's beginning: Carrie Bickmore's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer campaign.

"I'm wearing one as an example on my chin, but you can wear them on your head. You can do a lot particularly for those who live in southern states when it gets colder through winter, unlike late autumn in Sydney. Anyway, all the very best."

While it's incredible that Carrie has raised more than AUD$4.5 million (£2.47 million) since her first campaign started in 2015 - some people were more impressed with Russell's beard that he was sporting.

He genuinely looks completely different and a far cry from what he looked like back in the day.

There's no word on why he's growing out a beard, not that he needs a reason to at all - we're just curious. He's appearing in two films this year, Bad Times at the El Royale and Boy Erased, so maybe he had to sport a bit of fuzz to play either character.

Or maybe he just wants to grow a beard.

The Kiwi-born actor even showed off one of his older headshots when he was an up and comer

Rusty recently excited people all around the world as he announced he was launching an 'Auction of Divorce'. The Robin Hood actor sold off a bunch of stuff that ranged from movie relics to pretty personal belongings.

John Oliver forked out a whopping $7,000 to purchase Russell's leather jockstrap that he wore during Gladiator. The TV host said: "[It was] a big price to pay just to find out what Russell Crowe's balls smelled like in 2005."

That wasn't the only thing Oliver picked up at the auction, he also got Crowe's director's chair and Denzel Washington's chair from the American Gangster set, Rusty's vest from Les Misérables and some garments from Cinderella Man.

"You know what happens when you start online shopping late at night," Oliver told his studio audience. "You wake up the next morning and think, 'Oh shit, what did I just buy.'"

Incredibly, Crowe managed to raise an outrageous sum of money - AUD$3.7 million (£2 million) to be exact.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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