Crowe in Turkey
Oscar-winning Aussie actor Russell Crowe arrived at Istanbul last week.
He announced his first morning experience with Istanbul and call to prayers via a twitter message “Sun’s coming up . 4 a.m. call to prayer woke me. This place is amazing. At least once in your life , you have to experience Istanbul“.
The actor had visited Turkey before, particularly Çanakkale (Gallipoli) on May 22 with American producer Keith Rodger.
The Aussie actor also visited the western border city Edirne where he made some auditioning and location scouting for his new movie, which will be focusing on life of a father who lost his sons in Gallipoli war.
He tweeted. “Been all over Edirne. Interesting place, some great potential locations for filming . Met the Governor and the Mayor, big day”
Crowe’s Turkish experience
As well as visiting the mosques, the Bosphorus and Cappadoccia, Crowe also had his share of Turkish culture through Turkish language movies. He told his followers on twitter that he watched 22 Turkish language movies during his time in Turkey and pointed his favorites among them; Yahsi Bati by Cem Yilmaz and The Dream of a butterfly by Yilmaz Erdogan.
The Aussie actor also made an interesting point, likening a Turkish soap opera called 20 Dakika (20 minutes)to his movie The Next 3 Days.His Turkish fans on twitter were quick to fire back reminding him that his movie was also a remake of the French movie Pour Elle.