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Gladiator No More! Russell Crowe Spotted With Ballooning Belly

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Mar. 27 2017, Published 6:49 p.m. ET

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From hot bod to dad bod! Russell Crowe has suffered a shocking weight gain since his Hollywood heyday. Click through the gallery to see a much heavier Crowe and flashback to his hunkier days.

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Crowe looked hefty as he tried to cover up his gigantic stomach in Sydney, Australia, on March 27, 2017.

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Promoting the film The Water Diviner, which he directed and starred in, Crowe opted for a black tank top that barely covered his bulging belly.

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As Radar exclusively reported, Crowe has been trying to convince Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin‘s widow, Terri Irwin, to marry him!

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He also recently weathered an outrageous scandal when rapper Azelia Banks claimed that he called her the N-word during an ugly fight in a hotel room.

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Crowe denied that he use the racist word. “Azelia’s behavior that night was abrasive, shocking, rude, offensive, abusive and erratic. She used the N-word repeatedly and hurled that insult at others repeatedly. Russell never used that word," said a source close to the star.

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The Crowe source described the physical incident. “Azealia’s shocking and erratic behavior culminated in her lunging toward ­Russell and one of his guests and threatening to slice their throats," the source previously told Radar. "It was at that time that Russell put her in a bear hug and removed her from the suite, in protection of himself and his guests. Hotel security was called and she was escorted from the ­premises.”

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With the scandal behind him, Crowe was sporting a freshly shaved head as he kicked the rugby ball around on the sunny day.

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Before his major weight gain, Crowe’s ripped physique was a major attraction in the movie Gladiator, for which he won an Academy Award in 2000.

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What do you think about Russell’s shocking transformation? Sound off in comments below.

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