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Russell Crowe storms out of interview

entertainment Updated: May 16, 2010 14:15 IST

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russellRussell Crowe is grabbing headlines again for his infamous temper. The Gladiator star recently stormed out during a BBC interview after the interviewer accused him of making Robin Hood sound Irish.

Front Row host Mark Lawson said that there were "hints" of some Irish in the accent the native New Zealander adopted for Robin Hood, and Crowe responded, "Bollocks," reports the Daily Mail.

The interview went on and Crowe eventually returned to the matter of the accent, "I'm a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character-that's kind of ridiculous, but it's your show" he said.

Later on in the interview Lawson brought up a recent book that claims Crowe didn't want to do the climactic scene in Gladiator, this was the last straw and the actor got up and left.

Crowe has been embroiled in similar controversies before. Once when he threw a telephone at a hotel employee and then for ranting at a BBC producer who had cut short part of his award acceptance speech at the Baftas.