Russell Crowe is a great poet
Russell Crowe won some award called Actor of our Lifetime at the Empire Film Awards. He wrote a bit of poetry for the occasion and The Guardian kindly posted it for our enjoyment.
I am celebrating my love for you with a pint of beer and a new tattoo.
Imagine there's no heaven.
I don't know if you're loving somebody. To be a poet and not know the trade, to be a lover and repel all women. Twin ironies by which great saints are made, the agonising pincer-jaws of heaven.
If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue, walk with kings but not lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; yours is the earth and everything that's in it and what's more, you'll be a man.
It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your breath away.
But wait. There's more. Viggo Mortensen was awarded an icon award at the same event and I think it's safe to say that he may have sampled a few light beers before he went on stage to accept the award. You an click here to see video and read a transcript, but BE WARNED! There's language you may - depending on your upbringing, pedigree and morals - find offensive.