Russell Crowe makes a discovery in directorial debut, 'Water Diviner'

April 20, 2015 3:42 PM

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LOS ANGELES - A movie star whose films have taken in nearly $4 billion globally at the box office can travel around any way they please - limousine, private helicopter, jewel-encrusted rickshaw - but Russell Crowe gets a special charge out of pedaling himself through the busy streets of Los Angeles. "People expect you to get out of their way, but it's not as bad as London or Paris," he said on a recent afternoon after parking his bike at a West Hollywood cafe. "When I'm shooting here, quite often I'll ride to the set every day."

Clad in a black tracksuit and wraparound sunglasses, his beard flecked with gray, Crowe sat down at an outside table and ordered a Flat White with two shots of espresso. He normally drinks tea, he explained, and has even developed a hobby collecting coronation tea cups ("I'm currently looking for a ...

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