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Russell Crowe: No Love Match At Wimbledon

Jul. 6 2009, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Gladiator star Russell Crowe is famous for having a raging temper, but at the Wimbledon final he was put in his place by a security guard – right behind famous director Woody Allen and fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

Crowe – who was famously charged for hurling a telephone at a hotel clerk in New York – wanted to change seats at Sunday’s match between Andy Roddick and Roger Federer.

The Australian superstar pointed where he wanted to watch the final because he was not happy with the seating arrangements allocated to him.

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But the Royal Navy security guard was having none of Crowe’s pleas and instructed him to get back to his original spot to take in the epic five set thriller.

Although the Oscar winner tried to argue his case, the surly guard stood his ground and the actor and eventually conceded defeat.

Crowe and a host of celebrities like Allen, British actress Kate Winslet and former Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras, all watched as Swiss champion Federer go on to defeat Roddick and lift the famous golden trophy.

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