Russell Crowe sells movie props to finance his divorce

Australian actor Russell Crowe has amassed nearly US $ 3 million worth of movie props during film shootings at a “The Art of Divorce” auction in Sydney on Saturday.

Dozens of buyers and curious people gathered in the Australian capital to see the items for sale or get their hands on them. These include a Roman-style trolley, a gold Rolex watch, a protective leather shell and a centennial violin.

The actor sold to the highest bidder about 200 costumes and accessories of some of his most popular films, including Gladiator, Los Angeles forbidden or The insider.

The auction was held the same day that Russell Crowe should have been celebrating its 15th anniversary with his former girlfriend, Danielle Spencer. The actor was also blowing 54 candles Saturday.

The international auction company Sotheby’s has indicated that several lots have been sold for a price significantly higher than the initial valuation. Thus, a pair of metal bracelets that Crowe wore in the Gladiator movie was left for just under $30,000, while the suggested price was around $1,500. Another buyer paid $ 49,907 to acquire the replica Roman cart created for the same movie.

Some unusual objects have also been on sale, including a reptile fossil dating back to the dinosaur era and that belonged to Leonardo Dicaprio. It was sold at $60,886.

Russell Crowe made a surprise appearance at the event, warmly welcoming potential buyers attending the event.

Jim Farris was born and raised in in the Bendigo which is very near the center of the entire continent.   As a journalist, Jim has contributed to many online publications including The Street and Engaget. In regards to academics, Jim earned a degree in business from University of Sydney. Garrett covers  economy stories here News Australia Today.