I totally would not peg gruff Russell Crowe as one to get up early and hit the mall, but the American Gangster actor says shopping is a passion of his. "I love going shopping," Russ tells Men's Journal, in its new issue. "I have a black belt in it. My wife [Danielle] really appreciates that in me. Whatever you need, mate, I'll get it." The expert says he's really not trying to boast -- it's just a skill he possesses. "I can do the supermarket in six minutes. I can pick out the first nine things my wife would like to try on. I'm not bragging; it's fact. I have retail-therapy issues. But I am cool with that. I shop with a big smile on my face."
Interesting. You really can't judge a book by its cover. The article also goes on to reveal that Russell is considering getting baptized, along with his sons, Charlie, 3 and Tennyson, 1, at the ripe old age of 43. "I'd like to do it this year," he says. "My mom and dad decided to let my brother and me make our own decisions about God when we got to the right age. I started thinking recently, If I believe it is important to baptize my kids, why not me? I do believe there are more important things than what is in the mind of a man. There is something much bigger that drives us all. I'm willing to take that leap of faith." I bet he can't wait to go shopping for his baptism outfit.