Russell Crowe wants each American to get $1 million

russell_crowe1.jpgDuring a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Australian actor Russell Crowe offered up his solution to the economy crisis in the United States. “I was thinking if they want to stimulate the economy, get people spending,” Crowe told host Jay Leno. “I think you take the first 300 million Americans, if that’s the population at this point in time, give everyone a million bucks,” as $300 billion would be a fraction of the $700 billion financial bailout package rejected by Washington politicians. Leno responded with, “Oh yeah, that’ll work.” Um, the cost of doing that would be $300 trillion, much more than $300 billion. Oh well. Not sure if Crowe was serious about that anyway, because he also claimed to be growing his hair and putting on weight for the dual role of Maid Marion/Friar Tuck in his upcoming movie, Nottingham (He’s actually playing the dual role of Robin Hood/the Sheriff), which begins shooting next March. ¼/p>

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  1. Nancy • October 3, 2008 @ 12:09 PM

    Yeah, the drunks and junkies would have an awesome time with a million bucks, wouldn’t they? Stick to making movies and gossipping about others sexual lives (or lack thereof, at 18) Russ! Don’t go running for president!

  2. Stargazer • October 3, 2008 @ 1:19 PM

    What a dolt….it’s not a funny joke, Mr. Crowe. The recession will not affect you with your millions but there are people losing their jobs and their livelihoods over this. it floors me how some people are so stupid…

  3. brownie • October 3, 2008 @ 2:07 PM

    I think your stupid because he has the money and i don’t know if he was serious but ya that would probably help every american considering this bailout is only to help the stock holders for the federal reserve. Stupid comment or not its a lot better then those idiots running the country. I also want to know how a country survives when they don’t even print there own money???? Americans are idiots told very little know even less.

  4. Deb • October 3, 2008 @ 2:08 PM

    Dolt…? Explain to me the flaw in his theory? Sounds like a plan to me. The only ones getting richer in the bailout pkg are…the rich…

  5. Richard • October 3, 2008 @ 3:16 PM

    I’d be happy with just $100,000 !!!

  6. Anonymous • October 3, 2008 @ 3:28 PM

    Nancy I always gravitate towards what you’re going to come up with ….almost like Howard Stern but I hope you’re alot prettier LOL .Ever think of running your own show?

  7. AN • October 3, 2008 @ 9:21 PM

    Maybe rich Russell should dole out the money! He looks like he could use a good bath in that picture.

  8. Minerva • October 3, 2008 @ 10:58 PM

    Brownie and Deb,
    The reason it wouldn’t work is this: The deficit is 700 Billion. If they gave every American a million dollars, that would come to 300 Trillion. Then the deficit would be 300 Trillion, PLUS the 700 Billion already in the hole. Get it? So who knows if Crowe was serious. But he sure ain’t good at math!

  9. tributegirl • October 3, 2008 @ 11:35 PM

    Well, I think it’s a grand idea, and I think they should extend it to us Canadians! I could use a cool mil!

  10. Jo-Anne. • October 4, 2008 @ 3:32 PM

    Can’t wait to see Nottingham, expect it’ll be well worth seeing, as the majority of his films have been. He looks really good in this picture and his appearance will certainly suit his next role.

    Don’t think his remarks on Leno are a big deal at all. By a long shot. The Americans have alot more to worry about than what Crowe says on Leno. By an even longer shot.

  11. Cruz • October 4, 2008 @ 7:34 PM

    Geezz if everyone had a million a starbucks coffee would cost you $20.00
    oops it already does. What do you think a pair of jeans or simple Orange would cost you? MMMM…the truth is you would still be as poor as you are right now because the cost of everything would rise at the same porportion as to what the majority have.

  12. Mario • October 6, 2008 @ 4:16 AM

    Look, I honestly think he was just trying to be funny, the humour in Australia (I´m Australian) is quite sarcastic and considering that most of Australians (don´t take my word for this) think that Americans are quite, well stupid to say the least he probably knew that they would take his comment literal. But rest asured that he was probably just trying to create some publicity for himself, I mean if people are talking about him and his new movie is coming out there´s nothing that screams box office success if people pay attention to the stupid you say.
    But that´s just my opinion
    and I honestly dont mean to offend Americans by my comment earlier, its just de general misconception of people that live in the USA
    I also agree with Cruz

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