Russell Crowe tweets about horse friends he made on set

Russell Crowe in Gladiator aboard a horse he became friends with.
Russell Crowe in Gladiator aboard a horse he became friends with.

Russell Crowe and horses on set. How tweet it is. Look!

THE DAILY DOT ( — The Daily Dot reports that Russell Crowe loves horses. We knew that. But particularly horses he makes friends with on set.

Check out this tweet. He mentions a couple of them.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Crowe recalled that George, the horse upon which he gave his iconic Gladiator speech in the woods before battle, was also on the set of Robin Hood years later. “We would have a chat everyday [sic],” Crowe wrote.

You can see this tweet was a big hit. Thank you Daily Dot. See their story here »

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Still from the movie "War Horse". By Andrew Cooper, SMPSP. ©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

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Still from the movie “War Horse”. By Andrew Cooper, SMPSP. ©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

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