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I was Russell Crowe’s stooge

I was Russell Crowe's stooge

This is lengthy, but totally worth it. I almost thought the writer was sharing a chapter from an upcoming book… nevertheless, this article from The Sydney Morning Herald is a sturdy read. On her blog, Anne Thompson shares an article by journalist Jack Marx, entitled “I Was Russell Crowe’s Stooge.” It details a fascinating story of Marx’s short-lived friendship with Russell Crowe. Here’s an excerpt from the engrossing read:

It was now quite clear that, unless besieged by some bizarre infatuation, Russell had something in mind for me. Though I knew not what it could be, my imagination become industrious as I began to foresee a new life for me and mine – clothes for Kellie and a bounty of new toys for my little boy, all to be enjoyed in a house we actually owned. After all, next to the Prime Minister and the odd media magnate, there was nobody more powerful in Australia than Mr Russell Crowe, and any crumb that might spill from his table would tumble as a banquet to my world.

Then, one evening, Keith called to ask if I had a moment for his boss. Russell came to the phone and for a few minutes we shot the breeze. Then he asked if I had some time later in the week, as he wished for me to come to his home and listen to some music…

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