Crowe says he gained 63 pounds for role

Oct. 1, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born film star Russell Crowe said he gained 63 pounds for his role in the new suspense thriller "Body of Lies."

The film reunites the 44-year-old actor with his "Quick and the Dead" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and his "Gladiator" and "American Gangster" director Ridley Scott.

"I'll have that cheeseburger for breakfast, thank you!" he told "Extra" about how he gained the extra weight for "Body."

Crowe also talked to the entertainment program about how his relationship with alcohol has changed now that he is the father to Charlie, 4, and Tennyson, 2.

"The drinking thing has sort of taken a different place in my life since I had kids," Crowe told "Extra."

"There are a whole lot of things I don't do anymore because it affects my level of patience. I don't want to be in that place where I'm exasperated with these beautiful children."

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