From abc
March 13, 2001


At a luncheon for Oscar nominees, Crowe told reporters that he'd drive kidnappers nuts. "If you wanted to spend that much time with me in a little room, I think you'd get into a vary Hemingway-esque situation, where they'd be on the phone going, 'Look, we've passed the hat around. We got a couple hundred bucks, can you take him off our hands?'"

The Gladiator star has been tailed by the FBI since a kidnap plot was discovered in January. Tuxedo-clad agents accompanied him to the Golden Globe Awards Jan. 21, and they appeared to be with him at the Oscars luncheon as well.

--thanks to Motz and Babzee for bringing this to my attention:)