Russell Crowe won't leave Australia again this year as he wants to provide his children with some stability.
Russell Crowe is staying in Australia for the remainder of 2010 to be with his family.
The 'Robin Hood' star - who has two sons, Charles, six, and four-year-old Tennyson, with wife Danielle Spencer - will not leave the country again until next year because he wants his kids to have some stability.
He said: "I don't want to get on a plane again this year. I want to take a step back and put a normal rhythm back into the kids' lives."
The 46-year-old Hollywood star knows he is lucky to have the freedom to choose exactly what roles he wants and when he wants to work.
He said: "I know what it is that turns me on in my job and I know if. something comes up that I want to do then I'm usually allowed to do it. I do the things that drive me from a pure place."
This week it was revealed Russell has agreed to take part in the $15 million production 'Ben Hur: The Stadium Spectacular', which is being staged in Sydney where he lives, as the narrator.
The New Zealand-born actor has previously insisted he and his family will never leave Australia, where they have two homes.
He said: "Would I settle in the US? No way. And when I got married, the young wife didn't want to be married to someone who was going to be away on a movie set all the time.
"I'm only away from home when I need to be. I want to give my kids a happy, carefree childhood at home."