Russell Crowe Has Transformed Quite A Bit Since His Gladiator Days

It's been over 15 years since a very muscular Russell Crowe first graced theater screens in Gladiator, and these days the A-lister is rocking a very different look.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Crowe was recently photographed in Australia taking in his son's rugby game and looking noticeably fuller-framed than he did in his days as Maximus.

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The 53-year-old donned all black (t-shirt, shorts, and hoodie) but tossed a little color into his outfit by sporting a pair of, what appears to be, blue Adidas tennis shoes.

It's not a huge surprise that Crowe is embracing the dad-bod life now, as it's been increasingly noticeable in his film roles.

However, while his build in 2016's The Nice Guys was wider, he was slimmed down for his role in this month's blockbuster film The Mummy, in which he plays Dr. Henry Jekyll.

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That film, while not well-received by critics, has grossed well over $300 million since it's June 9th release.

Crowe also shot a cameo for Netflix's Brad Pitt-starring film War Machine.

Next up for him is Boy Erased, which is said to be about "The son of a Baptist preacher" who "is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program."


That film was written and is being directed by Crowe's fellow Aussie, Joel Edgerton, who will also co-star with Crowe and Nicole Kidman.

There may even be a clue here that explains Crowe's new physical appearance. Perhaps he intentionally put on weight for this role specifically. Time will tell.