Russell Crowe Is Auctioning Off Dinosaur Bones He Bought From Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Cinderella Man’ Jock Strap, and More

IndieWire | 3/8/2018 | Staff
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Russell Crowe is marking the end of his marriage to Danielle Spencer by holding a giant auction in which more than 200 items will be sold off, because that’s just what famous movie stars do when they get divorced. The auction is backed by Sotheby’s and even has an official celebratory title, “The Art of Divorce.” The auction includse everything from artwork and collector’s items to Crowe’s personal film memorabilia from his nearly three decades as an actor.

Perhaps the strangest item being auctioned off is the fossilized head of a dinosaur that Crowe purchased from none other than Leonardo DiCaprio in December 2008. The two actors had become friends during the making of Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies,” which was released two months before the transaction took place. The fossil is the skull of a Mosasaur (Platecarpus ictericus), a giant marine reptile that became extinct 65 million years ago.

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According to Sotheby’s listing, the Mosasaurs were “formidable hunters, with a double-hinged jaw and a flexible skull enabling them to eat their prey whole.” The fossil was found in the Niobrara Formation in Kansas. The buyer of the...
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