Russell Crowe has some serious drinking stories. He once got drunk and then bought a dinosaur skull from Leonardo DiCaprio.
The actor recalled the story during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show. He said he bought his for his kids, who were really into dinosaurs at that time in 2008 or 2009.
“I bought it for my kids, and you know, cut myself a little bit of slack here, there was a bunch of vodka involved in the transaction and it happened at Leonardo’s house,” he explained (via EW).
As Crowe tells it, DiCaprio was in the market for a new dinosaur head so the Catch Me If You Can actor was looking to offload his other one. Crowe says DiCaprio was “pretty cool about it” and only asked him for what he paid for it, which was 30 or 35 grand.
In 2018, Crowe set up an auction to pay for his divorce, and one of the items he was looking to offload was the dinosaur head. According to the listing, it’s the head of the massive lizard relative Mosasaur, and it dates back to around 65 million years ago.
Some of the other items in the auction include swords and equipment that Crowe won in Gladiator, as well as his boxing equipment–including his jock strap–from Cinderella Man. can see all of the items in the auction, called “The Art of Divorce,” here on Sotheby Australia’s website.