Russell Crowe Jokes How His Dramatic Films Were Comedies In ‘SNL’ Monologue – WATCH VIDEO

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By Michael Lewittes


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Russell Crowe opened his “SNL” monologue by joking about how his dramatic roles in movies were actually comedies. See the video below of Crowe’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.

Crowe said he was inspired to do “SNL” because a “beautiful nice young woman” named Ryan Gosling, his co-star in The Nice Guys, was on the show in December and proved “anyone” can do comedy. He then showed scenes from his films Gladiator, A Beatiful Mind, and Les Miserables and tried to explain how they were actually comedies.

This marks the first time Crowe has hosted “Saturday Night Live.” He has, however, been mocked before on the comedy series. In 2014, Taran Killam impersonated Crowe on “SNL” in a sketch called “Celebrity Family Feud,” which pitted American stars against celebrities from around the world. The impression mostly consisted of Crowe sounding unintelligible because of his Australian accent.

Crowe is hosting “Saturday Night Live in advance of the May release of The Nice Guys. In the movie, set in 1977 Los Angeles, Crowe plays an enforcer who teams up with a private detective (Gosling) to help find a young woman who has disappeared. Gosling offered Crowe advice just hours before the show. He tweeted, “Good luck on SNL tonight @russellcrowe! I learned everything I know about comedy from you. Or at least that’s what you tell me,” to which Crowe responded, “Thanks Spanky, you are a quick study and a top student… Here we go, no parachutes allowed @nbcsnl.”

Check out the video below of Russell Crowe’s “SNL” monologue.

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