Russell Crowe: I looked the opposite of Ryan Gosling

Russell Crowe admits he piled on weight during filming of 'The Nice Guys' opposite Ryan Gosling and vowed to be the "juxtaposition" of the Hollywood hunk.

Russell Crowe: I looked the opposite of Ryan Gosling

Russell Crowe vowed to be the "juxtaposition of Ryan Gosling" when the pair starred together in 'The Nice Guys'.

The 51-year-old actor piled on the pounds for the upcoming movie in which the duo play private detectives, because he had no intention of competing with the slimmer hunk

Russell confessed: "I was 121.6 kilos (268 pounds) the first week of August last year. I did a movie called 'The Nice Guys', so I wanted to be the physical juxtaposition of Ryan Gosling."

Despite wanting to look notably different to his co-star, Russell says the pair had a lot in common and got on like a house on fire and Ryan, 35, was in fact "very, very, funny."

Speaking on Australia's Fitzy & Wippa radio show, he added: "That kid is a comic genius. He's great company. He's really smart. He loves what he does and he asks all the right questions. Working with him was such a treat. The kid just knows how to make me laugh. He's very, very funny."

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