06:43 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/24/2012 01:10PM
Who's that man with the long beard and grey hair? Could it really be strapping Australian Russell Crowe?
Yep! The actor's newly disheveled appearance might make it seem like he's fallen on hard times, but Crowe is just getting seriously into character for an epic role as Noah – as in the Old Testament figure with the ark.
The star, 48, was spotted on the New York set of the Biblical saga Noah on Tuesday. His new look is a far cry from other parts such as his clean-shaven role in Cinderella Man and even his sexy scruff in Gladiator.
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