Russell Crowe, the lead singer of 30-Odd Foot of Grunts, also acts. He’s currently filming Robin Hood, the most beloved wealth-redistribution parable in the public domain. In a case of life imitating art, Russell has taken from the rich (his employers) and given to the poor (a boom mic operator).
On the way to work, microphone-holder Denise Yarde’s car burst into flames. She survived, and when she got to the set Russell Crowe made fun of her.
“Well, I suppose it’s OK for you, Russell,” Denise reportedly fired back. “You’ve probably never had to worry about finding five grand for a new car.”
And before she could even say, “No, Russell, I didn’t mean it, I’m sorry” ol’ Crowe proved her point by laying five grand on her! And we’re talking five thousand units of UK currency. That’s like eight thousands American dollars. It used to be like ten thousand American dollars but then the global economy collapsed.