With a career spanning over three decades, the New Zealand-born Aussie actor has revealed he’s considering retiring.
During a recent interview with Variety, the 60 year old admitted he’s already contemplating the next chapter in his life.
“You are standing in front of the mirror, and go: ‘Who the f**k is that?’” he said of ageing while at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Czech Republic.
Crowe added that he looks up to director Ridley Scott as his role model, whom he first worked with for the 2000 historical drama Gladiator.
“I am in that period now. I will take Ridley Scott as my role model: he is still discovering new things in his work. Or I will just stop and you will never hear from me again. I haven’t decided what it’s going to be. These are two very valid choices,” he continued.
But Scott shows no signs of slowing down, as he is about to begin shooting for the Gladiator sequel.
Perhaps, Crowe could mark his last cinematic role by returning to the film that made him a household name.
Look, I know he died in the original flick, but given the creative genius of Scott, he could easily weave Maximus into the movie somehow. Maybe a flashback scene?
Also, apologies for that massive spoiler, but come on, you’ve had 23 years to watch the flick.
Crowe also recently discussed his thoughts on the sequel while speaking to Deadline.
“..If Ridley has decided to do a second part of that story 24 years later, he will have really strong reasons to do so. And it’s very typical of him, really, to rethink everything that he’s done and know how to make it better. So, I would say that, now, I couldn’t think of that movie being anything less than absolutely spectacular,” he said.
When asked if he would work with the director, the actor replied: “We haven’t made a movie together for quite a while now. That’s not intentional, it’s just the way it’s worked out.
“But we’ve made — what is it? — five moves together. I’ve said this many times over the years, but there’s no better set for an actor like me to be on that one of Ridley Scott’s. He has the intellect that allows you to fully collaborate. He has the true, pure spirit of an artist.”