High praise for Russell Crowe from John Podhoretz, in the context of preliminary remarks about his upcoming film, Cinderella Man:
- As for Russell Crowe, there's almost no superlative that wouldn't be appropriate. Crowe hasn't made a full-on comedy yet. If it turns out he can do that too, Russell Crowe will then have proved himself unquestionably the greatest screen actor not only of our time, but probably of all time.
My favorite Crowe films are Gladiator and LA Confidential, although I recognize his brilliant performances in other films (e.g. A Beautiful Mind).