Aussie acting icon Russell Crowe is now 60 and has no plans to retire.

Indeed, these days Crowe is garnering attention for some of the esoteric choices he has made regarding which films he starts in, from the scooter-riding priest in “The Pope’s Exorcist” to the upcoming Marvel-Sony joint “Kraven the Hunter”.

Next week will see him starring in “The Exorcism,” a supernatural horror film about a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film.

In a lengthy new interview with GQ, Crowe reveals he’s quite aware of the criticisms and confusion that his film project choices of late are causing:

“I’ve been unreasonably happy for most of my life. I know that bothers some people, but that’s just not my problem. I pursue creatively and artistically what I want to do, and I have done that for probably about 35 years, you know? I do it unapologetically, and my choices are always freaking people out.

You’ve gotta find fresh ground. You have to. I can’t keep playing Bud White [from LA Confidential] over and over again. Or Maximus [from Gladiator] over and over again. It has no appeal to me whatsoever. I’ll do whatever’s next.”

He cites RZA’s China-shot 2011 film “The Man With the Iron Fists” as an example of an odd choice, saying: “when else am I ever going to get to play a character like this?” and citing the infamous bathtub scene before adding “Peter Weir didn’t ask me to do that.”

The full interview goes into some interesting territory, from him being told he “shouldn’t be speaking in [his] natural accent because it’s putting people off”. Head over to GQ for the full read.

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