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The Merry Men Serenade In Rome!

Russell Crowe and his Merry Men, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes, Alan Doyle, from the international #1 movie Robin Hood, made an impromptu performance on the Spanish steps in Rome!

@RussellCrowe That was fun. Short and sweet, 3 songs. 10 minutes after we finished;monsoonal downpour. Love Rome. Thanks to City/ Carabinieri 4 letting us

How cool would that have been to have just been walking around and then see the stars of Robin Hood, and THEN have them start singing?

More pics of the Merry Men on the Spanish steps after the jump!
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Robin Hood charges into 1st Place Internationally

I am not surprised by this at all! After opening Cannes, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe’s new film, Robin Hood is #1 internationally!! The movie, costarring the ever fabulous Cate Blanchett, grossed “$74 million from 6,944 screens in 56 markets.[via THR]

This is great news, because of the costs of filming.

With its costly production budget, reportedly well above $200 million, it’s vital that “Robin Hood” perform at least as strongly overseas as “Gladiator.” The 2000 Scott-Crowe-teamed Roman epic grossed $460.6 million worldwide, with $272.9 million coming from foreign playoff.

Universal said “Robin Hood’s” opening gross beat “Gladiator’s” comparable figure ($43.1 million) by a full 72%. [THR]

I have been sucked into the Robin Hood madness that is surrounding this film. I could not turn off the History Channel’s investigation of Robin Hood (featuring Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott). And can I tell you how many women are squealing over this movie? I mean, it’s basically Gladiator 2.0., and what woman can resist a man that will fight for what is true and right?

I CANNOT WAIT to see this Robin Hood. If I’m lucky I will be seeing it TONIGHT!

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Russell Crowe Plays In Cannes

Star of the new movie “Robin Hood”, Russell Crowe, took some time out from promoting the film. Instead of posing on the red carpet, he played in the pool outside the hotel du Cap in Cannes, France on May 13, 2010 with sons Charles Spencer Crowe and Tennyson Spencer Crowe.

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Russell Crowe On Robin Hoods of the Past!

I am such a sucker for Russell Crowe. If he wasn’t the lead in the new Robin Hood movie, with Cate Blanchett, I wouldn’t even blink. But I cannot wait to see what Ridley Scott has done with the overhashed story of the folk hero who stole taxes back from the ruling class and returned them to the citizens. (hmmm what an idea!)

Russell was asked by French TV’s Canal Plus Le Grand Journal what he thought of past Robin Hood movies.

Said the actor as he took a sip of wine, “I’m going to get myself in trouble again.”

So here we go! Russell’s take on the merry men of the past!

• Examining a photo of Errol Flynn in the classic 1938 Warner Bros. Technicolor The Adventures of Robin Hood, Crowe questioned Flynn’s wardrobe selection: “The practicality of going through an English forest, with all its coarse bushes and bramble and all that, in green tights? Not very practical now, is it?”

• Shown a scene from Disney’s 1973 full-length animated Robin Hood, he said with a wink: “The best Robin Hood so far.”

• When a poster of Kevin Costner in 1991′s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves appeared onscreen, Crowe hesitated. Asked had he seen Costner’s film, he hesitated still. After some additional coaxing, he responded finally: “It looks like a Jon Bon Jovi video.”

Farceur Mel Brooks’s 1993 parody Robin Hood: Men In Tights, which starred Cary Elwes, Crowe ranks “the most entertaining” version – but adds this proviso: “Again, it examines the same exact clichés as all the other films that wrap the legend up and throw it away. And once Mel Brooks has had a go at it, it’s time to wipe the slate clean.”

I have to agree that the Disney version is my favorite, too. And Costner’s does look like a music video. ;-)

Pics of Russell Crow at the premier of Robin Hood in Madrid, Spain Below!

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