And Now For Something Completely Different: Russell Crowe In Rocky Horror

Everyone knows Russell Crowe as the Oscar winning actor from such films as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and The Insider. From all appearances it seems as though he takes his craft very seriously, rarely taking on roles in comedies or other examples of lighter fare. Apparently things have changed greatly since he was 24.

A rare video of Crowe performing as Eddie and Dr. Scott in an adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show has popped online and it is glorious. Filmed during a 1987 performance in Melbourne, the thespian is seen rocking out to "Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul" (performed by Meatloaf in the original film) and rolling around in a wheelchair sporting a gray wig and glasses. It's pretty much a must-watch.

Check out the video below.

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