Actor Russell Crowe has launched a scathing attack on a playwright who accuses him of being a cheap, egotistical drunk in hit new Los Angeles play KILLING RUSSELL CROWE.

The GLADIATOR star is furious about JEREMY KEHOE's show, which has a scene in which a disgruntled bartender declares he wants to murder Crowe, because he doesn't pay for his drinks and leaves unsigned photos of himself instead.

Crowe fumes, "I resent the imputation I do not pay my own way. The playwright is obviously a desperate twit.

"It is with generosity I offer him this tip - take yourself outside and give yourself two uppercuts."

But Kehoe counters, "It's not about Crowe the individual, but the system that Crowe represents."

04/05/2005 03:07