Our favourite gladiator, Russell Crowe who looked every inch the hero in the epic 2000 movie, needed a little rescuing over the weekend.
The 48-year-old was bailed out by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he and a friend got lost while kayaking off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., according to authorities.
Crowe and his pal reportedly launched from Cold Spring Harbor and were paddling around Long Island Sound when they lost their way. By nightfall, the two supposedly beached their kayaks in Huntington Bay, which is about 10 miles from where they first started.
Crowe later tweeted: “Kayak; Cold Spring/Huntington Harbour, thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km).”
He also joked about it saying, “not lost, we knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh.”
Meanwhile, the star-struck coast guards, were besides themselves for meeting the Oscar winner.
So much for our Maximus the Gladiator…Lol!