Russell Crowe in Gladiator

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This tweet about Russell Crowe and 2 horses is the fall’s feel-good love story

Crowe's been active on Twitter recently.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 9, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 4:36 am CDT

Russell Crowe loves his horses. Particularly the horses that he has worked with on-screen.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Crowe recalled that George, the horse upon which he gave his iconic Gladiator speech in the woods before battle, was also on the set of Robin Hood years later. “We would have a chat everyday [sic],” Crowe wrote.

“Same with the white horse Rusty in Robin Hood,” he continued. “We chatted again on Les Mis. Lifelong friends.”

The heartwarming love story between man and horse(s) came from a report about a horse recognizing Liam Neeson from a previous film. “He whinnied when he saw me. And pawed the ground,” Neeson told Page Six on Monday.

These charming horse stories are, as author Anne T. Donahue put it, “the love story our generation deserves.”

Crowe’s been active on Twitter recently, sharing thoughts and scoring relatability points. Last week he paid tribute to Mad Max actor and disability activist Quentin Kenihan, who died suddenly on Saturday. He likewise retweeted an Australia tourism video and an online petition against changes to the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday.

He also retweeted this plea for help finding a lost chocolate lab:

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2018, 9:21 am CDT