Actor Russell Crowe proved to be a master and commander at auctioning his belongings over the weekend, raising $2.88 million to mark his divorce from Danielle Spencer.
“Not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hr. shift,” Crowe wrote on Twitter, citing the figure of 3.7 million Australian dollars.
“Gladiator” memorabilia did well. The breastplate he wore in the film when his character Maximus died went for $152,500 ($117,521 U.S.) with buyer’s premium, while an aluminum prop sword from the tiger-fighting scene fetched $85,400 ($65,811 U.S.).
As for perhaps the most bizarre item on the block, the groin protector he sported as boxer James J. Braddock in “Cinderella Man” scooped up $8,540 ($6,581 U.S.).
“I put it in the collection as a piece of whimsy and a bit of a gag,” Crowe said last week.
We just want to know if it’s been washed.
The official tally for the auction was AU$3,731,553 ($2.88 million U.S.), Sotheby’s reported.