Saturday, January 24, 2009

Controversy Over New Russell Crowe Stamp

Four of Australia's most celebrated actors, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, and Geoffrey Rush appear on a set of eight 55-cent "Australian Legends" stamps due out Jan. 26.

Shown here, the stamps features photos of the actors in and out of character, including Kidman from Moulin Rouge, Blanchett from Elizabeth, Crowe from Gladiator, and Rush from Shine.

The decision by Australia Post to include Crowe the series has rubbed some New Zealanders the wrong way according to the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). Crowe, who was born in New Zealand in 1964, did not become an Australian citizen until 2006.

The Daily Telegraph also points out it has been 11 years since Crowe made a film on Australian soil.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:04 AM