HE’S at the top of the league when it comes to making a dramatic impact in front of the film cameras.
Now Hollywood star Russell Crowe has shown he also knows a thing or two about causing a stir on the Yorkshire sporting scene.
For the New Zealander has dropped a tantalising hint via Twitter that he might consider buying Leeds United.
Long-term United fan Crowe, 50, was urged to plough some of his fortune into the club in a light-hearted tweet by fellow Whites supporter Sam Wild.
And, rather than dismissing the notion out of hand, the Gladiator actor replied: “Anybody else think this is a good idea?”
The response was overwhelmingly positive, with his comment being retweeted more than 700 times.
Crowe was bitten by the United bug during their all-conquering years under manager Don Revie in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He is already the co-owner of Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs, who won the World Club Challenge at the weekend when they thrashed St Helens 39-0.
Italian businessman Massimo Cellino bought Leeds last year but he is currently serving a Football League ownership ban related to a tax conviction.