Home » Latest » Oscar Award Winning Croatian Producer Opens Up About Hollywood Stars: “Russell Crowe is a Big Baby”

Oscar Award Winning Croatian Producer Opens Up About Hollywood Stars: “Russell Crowe is a Big Baby”

CroatiaThe only Croatian to have won 2 Oscar awards, and its most famous Hollywood film producer  has opened up about some of Hollywood’s A-listers. Branko Lustig (80), who received his first Oscar in 1993 for producing Schindler’s List and followed it up with another for producing the hit film Gladiator starring Russel Crowe, says that he is on good terms with most of Hollywood’s big names – bar a few.

“I am good with all actors, except Clooney. We had a fight on set in Bratislava when he was looking for another telephone line which I could not give him. Soon in New York there will be a gala evening to mark the 20th anniversary of “Schindler’s List” which Clooney will host and I have decided not to go. I have not spoken to him in 18 years and I do not feel the need to see him,” said Lustig to Glas Slavonije.

It is not just Clooney that the Croatian director has had a run in with.

“Russell Crowe is difficult. We had a fight on the first day of filming “Gladiator”, but the next day we patched it up. Russell is like a little baby, it is hard to be angry at him,” said Branko, who did have some nice things to say about certain movie stars.

“There are some beautiful stars, such as Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. Especially Meryl, she is a wonderful person, not just a good actor but a very good person. She is one of those people whom it is impossible to fight with and I am proud that I can call the lovely women a friend,” concluded Lustig.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Related Posts

[VIDEO] Tourists First Association with Croatia

What are tourists first association with Croatia? Local portal Index.hr took a trip to the central bus station in Split on the Dalmatian coast to ask tourists what the first thing that came to their mind was when they heard the word Croatia. Tourists from the UK, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, USA, and Germany, most who...

Luxury Croatia: 12 Top Places to Stay

By Iva Ralica If you are looking for something ultra-luxurious and sophisticated that will make you, and maybe even your wallet, remember Croatia forever, here are some of the hotels and villas around the country that could make that happen. Istria Hotel Monte Mulini is settled near the town of Rovinj, near the beaches and...

First KLM Flight Touches Down in Split

This weekend Split Airport on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast welcomed its first KLM flight. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, touched down for the first time in Split on 22 April 2017. KLM will fly between Amsterdam and Split twice weekly on Saturdays and Sundays initially, before increasing to six times...

Dolphin Swims with Tourists Near Dubrovnik

Last month tourists swimming in a popular bay on the southern Dalmatian island of Korčula had a surprise visitor come and greet them when a dolphin joined them for a swim. This week a group tourists having a swim in Slano, which is situated 27 km northwest of Dubrovnik, were joined by a friendly dolphin....

First Le Dîner en Blanc in Croatia Almost Sold Out

Zagreb’s very first Diner en Blanc is almost sold out. The first Le Dîner en Blanc in the region will be held in the Croatian capital at a secret location on 20 May 2017. Diner en Blanc is a worldwide event, spanning six continents, in which people flash-gather in a public space and set up...

Croatian Street Artist Brightens Up China with Giant Mural

One of Croatia’s top street artists, Zagreb-based Lonac, was invited to China to take part in the Walkstar Festival. Whilst in Nanxian Lonac completed his first ever mural in Asia titled ‘Does or Doesn’t’. A master at realistic pieces on a large scale, the Croatian artist was recently included in Widewalls annual list of the...