06/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Russell Crowe 'Threatened To Kill Producer With Bare Hands,' Says New Book

Russell Crowe threatened to kill a veteran producer with his bare hands during a 3am phone call while filming his Oscar-winning role in Gladiator, according to a new book. Branko Lustig, 77, a Holocaust survivor, immediately telephoned Steven Spielberg in Los Angeles and asked to leave the production.

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