If Russell Crowe didn't shout "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!" as someone hauled away one of his items during the auction, then we as a species lost out on what could have been a key moment in our collective consciousness.
After a week of very odd marketing and the uncertain context of how Russell Crowe is taking the whole thing generally, the divorce auction of the decade is over and it looks like Rusty and his ex-wife's divorce lawyers came to a tidy sum. As the man himself tells it, a total of $3.7 million was raised "at the coal-face" with a further $350,000 at the weekend.
The Art of Divorce
In case anyone is interested ... $3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing ... and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home ... not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift . Hope you are happy and busy
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 7, 2018
When you translate that to our money, that works out to somewhere in the region of €2.5 million. Some of the items up for sale included the leather jockstrap Crowe wore in Cinderella Man, the actual screen-worn cuirass from Gladiator that sold for €78,000. The jockstrap? €4,368.26 in our money.
Somebody paid nearly four and a half grand for a leather jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe. Fools, money.