Russell Crowe had to get his truck winched out of a dam after the brakes failed, and it went careening down a hill away from him. The actor and his sons Charles and Tennyson watched the vehicle career out of control on their farm, crashing through a fence before coming to a watery standstill.

Revealing the incident on his Twitter account, Russell said: 'What a morning #1... Farm staffer jumps out of truck, top of the hill, handbrake fails, trucks careens through a fence, 300m into a dam


Just a normal day on the farm for the Crowes then.