Russell Pretty Fit For “Robin Hood”

robinhood_1387479c1The Hollywood rumour-mill had it that Russell Crowe (left) was too fat to play the English folk hero in Ridley Scott’s $130 million epic after piling on 63 lbs for his last two films, “Body of Lies” and “State of Play.” However, you’ll see here in the first images from the set that Crowe’s Robin bears more than a passing resemblance to his character in “Gladiator,” with the same buffed physique and close-cropped haircut. He also appears to be wearing jeans in place of the rather less macho green tights worn by Hollywood’s most dashing Robin: Errol Flynn (right). Which Robin do you prefer?

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