Australian actor Russel Crowe, who won the Best Actor Oscar for The Galdyator, shared interesting information about his family tree.
The 59-year-old actor said on his social media account that he is directly related to Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat.
LAST PERSON EXECUTED BY BEHEADING
Simon Fraser, who was sentenced to death for treason in 1747, is known as the last person to be executed by beheading in England.
"I've been researching my Italian roots for a long time, and I've been led astray by folkloric family stories and spelling mistakes," Crowe shared the results with his followers.
The actor said, "Do some research on him, he was an interesting character. They called him 'Old Fox'," he said.
Describing the death of the 11th Lord Lovat, the actor said, "He was still laughing when the knife went into his neck and so he 'died laughing'. Fascinating".
SOME ADVENTURES AWAIT ME
"It's nice to finally know my Italian connections and I see that there are places in Italy I've never been. It looks like some adventures await me," he concluded.
"THEY SHOULD PAY ME"
On the other hand, although director Ridley Scott chose Paul Mescal for the lead role in the sequel to Gladiator, Russell Crowe, the award-winning lead actor of the first movie, said, "They should pay me."