In media appearances, Russell Crowe has all the charm and grace of a beached sperm whale. He stormed out of an interview with the BBC after the host suggested he gave English hero Robin Hood an Irish accent.

Here is the audio:

The interviewer asks:

Lawson: "The accent you've given him, there are hints to me of Irish but what were you thinking of in those terms?"
Crowe: "You've got dead ears mate. You've seriously got dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent."
Lawson: "Hints of—"
Crowe: "Bollocks. I'm a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character. That's kind of ridiculous. It's your show. Whatever."

Then Crowe says, "Fuck me," which is a good way to get people to see your new movie.

Anyway, we have no idea how to tell the difference between an Irish or an English accent. It all sounds like Captain Picard to us. We'll let the YouTube comments on a clip from Robin Hood speak for themselves:

Why Did Russell Crowe Give Robin Hood an Irish accent?S