Crowe: Give Ridley an Oscar

Nov. 15, 2007 at 11:06 PM

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe is campaigning for his "Gladiator" and "American Gangster" director, Ridley Scott, to win his first Academy Award.

Scott has been nominated for best director for "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down," but has never taken home the statuette.

"If there's any director I know who deserves an Oscar, it's Ridley Scott," Crowe told the BBC during a recent visit to London. "He is one of the greatest visual artists of our time and deserving of any honor that comes his way."

Crowe -- who won a best actor Oscar in Scott's "Gladiator" -- also worked with Scott on "A Good Year."

Co-starring Denzel Washington, "American Gangster" opens in the United Kingdom Friday.

Scott's credits also include "Blade Runner" and "Alien."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Bill Cosby deposition in sex assault case to be sealed
Taylor Swift graces cover of GQ in skin-tight beachwear
Daniel Craig 'done' with James Bond after 'Spectre'
Christina Milian and sisters Liz and Danielle attend Latina 'Hot List' Party
Rihanna announces eighth studio album 'Anti'