Russell Crowe: Al-Qaeda target. “Crowe the target,” from AAP, with thanks to Romy:
The Oscar winner was first contacted by the FBI in 2001 and warned of the threat…
“That was the first [time] I’d ever heard the phrase al-Qaeda,” Crowe said.
“It was about – and here’s another little touch of irony – taking iconographic Americans out of the picture as sort of a cultural destabilisation plot.”
Crowe was protected by the FBI on subsequent film shoots and industry engagements such as the Golden Globe awards.
Crowe told the magazine he never really understood the situation.
“I never fully understood what the f— was going on,” he said.
Like most Americans.