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The Russell Crowe Gimmick: A History

Again and again, Crowe plays tough guys — and tries to humanize them with some too poetic, too cute detail, to ridiculous, distracting effect.

By Logan Hill

Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks?

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Oscar Futures: ‘Charlie Wilson's War’ Stages a Comeback

Every week between now and January 22, Vulture's Oscar Futures will listen to insider gossip, comb the Oscar blogs, and out-and-out guess when necessary to track who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for a coveted nomination.