Crowe's camp role
09:30 14 April 2005
Russell Crowe is going head-to-head with Robbie Williams to play camp pianist Liberace in a new film.
Movie bosses had already earmarked the British popstar for the role - but Hollywood heartthrob Russell Crowe has muscled in, claiming he would be perfect for the part.
The Oscar-winning actor is desperate to star in the biopic of the flamboyant musician, who died in 1987.
He said: "I would make a great casting. I can camp it up with the best of them."
But 'Angels' singer Robbie is no stranger to playing gay roles - after appearing as a transvestite for a charity comedy show.
Comedian Matt Lucas, who appeared alongside Robbie in hit series 'Little Britain' revealed at the time: "He couldn't get into that dress fast enough. I thought he was simply dashing as a lady."
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