He’s long been famous for playing the buff fighter in the hit 2000 film, “Gladiator”. Russell, who is affectionately known as “Rusty”, stood up for fellow “Australian Schapelle Corby”, 14 years ago when she was facing a death sentence for smugglingPot out of Bali.
The comments came on the “John Laws Radio Program” after Indonesian prosecutors announced they would seek life imprisonment rather than the death penalty for Corby. He called on “Prime Minister John Howard” to act, asking:
How can we, as a country, stand by and let a young lady, as an Australian, rot away in a foreign prison?
He said the government should request Corby be brought back to Australia to face trial under her native country’s judicial system. Rusty, who owns a property at Nana Glen on the mid-north NSW coast not far from the hippie capital Nimbin, also said that “Corby’s Case” broke his heart and it was time to decriminalise marijuana, as the current system was jeopardising too many lives.
“Corby” was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in May 2005 and after a series of sentence reductions, she was released on parole in February 2014 after nine years behind bars. Hospitalised twice for mental health issues before her release, she says thought she would die in prison:
It's so amazing that I'm actually here. I did not think I would actually be able to leave — like I would die in there.
After three years living in Bali, she was deported back to Australia in May 2017 amid a media frenzy. She is in a long-term relationship with “Ben Panangian”, an Indonesian surfer she first met at a church service at Kerobokan Prison in 2006.
Azealia claimed also that she and Gladiator were next to each other having a great time when she began to play him music. He then tweeted her song “The Big Big Beat” and she said he called her beautiful and great.
Later, A bust-up between Azealia and the Gladiator took place and was the talk of Hollywood in 2016 . She said that Rusty became racist and violent towards her while she attended a party in his hotel suite, after he smoked weed and drank moonshine. “She Said” that he called her a n*, choked her, threw her out and spat at her.
However, Rusty’s inner circle have reportedly denied he is racist and insisted that it was in fact her who repeatedly used the “N-word”. They even claim he was forced to grab her in a bear hug and take her out of a party in his hotel room after she threatened to stab him and a female guest with a glass.
I guess she likes being hated or making trouble everywhere. She is a complete liar and has an ugly heart. Azealia, is known for being a trouble maker and the star was right in throwing her out of the party. Well done, “Maximus Decimus Meridius”.
He looks “Unrecognisable” in a fat-suit and stained shirt as he takes a break on set of movie Unhinged. He wore a pale blue shirt, which appeared to be splattered with fake blood. He also wore beige trousers, a beige belt and brown shoes.
In the thriller, “Russell” plays a man who makes a woman’s life hell after he beeped her in a road rage incident and then he goes after her and everyone she knows. The actor and musician was accompanied by a female staffer on set and appeared to be relaxed in between takes.