Russell Crowe visits Colosseum
Published 17/05/2010 | 11:46
Russell Crowe has paid a visit to the Colosseum a decade after starring in the title role of the movie Gladiator.
The Hollywood star took a trip to Rome and the Italian Culture Ministry said he was given a tour of the 2,000-year-old arena and presented with a medal.
Italian news reports said the actor's family was in tow.
Crowe won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of fallen Roman general Maximus in Ridley Scott's film.
The Colosseum seen in the movie was recreated in a set and through computer images.
However, the actor was previously at the Colosseum in 2001 during a trip to Rome.
Crowe is fresh off the Cannes Film Festival where he presented his new movie Robin Hood, also directed by Scott.