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Russell Crowe Admits He Was A "Wanker" To Deride Older Women In Hollywood

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"My family and friends have suspected for some time, but it’s important that I tell the world – I am a wanker", Russell Crowe admitted at a press conference in Australia earlier this week.

Getty Images Scott Barbour / Via it’s important that I tell the world – I am a wanker

Speaking in response to his comments that Hollywood actresses should stop complaining about there being a lack of roles for older women, the actor conceded he was wrong to stick his oar into a matter he knows nothing about.

"It wasn't until recently when I exclaimed that women over a certain age should quit whingeing about there not being enough decent roles in Hollywood for them, did I comprehend that I was being vocal about something I had no comprehension of", he told journalists, as reported by The Australasian.

"More importantly, I was actively undermining and deriding women in Hollywood – which is famous for doing that anyway. It was at this point that I was forced to come to terms with my truth".

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Jessica Chastain, on the other hand, was less sympathetic to the short-sighted old man, noting that he "keeps getting his foot stuck in his mouth". She continued, "there are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films, and for someone to say there are plenty of roles for women that age ... [that] is not someone who's going to the movie theater".

For further proof that it's not just older women, but women of all ages, that Hollywood continues to overlook, take a look at this year's Oscar nominations.