Russell Crowe gained 27 kg for The Nice Guys, is avoiding stunts now

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: May 16, 2016 14:50 IST
New Zealander actor Russell Crowe laughs during a press conference for the film The Nice Guys at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (AFP)

The Nice Guys actor Russell Crowe says his ageing body can no longer take as many hits as it used to be able to.

The actor, 52, is known for his roles in films like American Gangster, Body of Lies, and Gladiator, but at 52, he is no longer willing to put himself at risk to shoot his own stunts because it takes much longer to recover from any injuries, reported Contactmusic.

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“I’m an old bloke now, and I used to pride myself on as many 100% shots as I could provide for the director, and I still do, but I have a conversation with the director beforehand, which is like, ‘You’re dealing with 52-year-old tendons...,’” he said on US breakfast show Good Morning America.

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However, Crowe is happy to alter his physique as necessary to suit his movie roles, and that involved piling on 27 kg for new buddy comedy The Nice Guys, in which he teamed up with Ryan Gosling and director Shane Black.

Cast members Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling joke during a news conference for the film The Nice Guys out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (REUTERS)

“It was just obvious to me that this kind of duo needed something of that traditional, physical difference,” he said.

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