Russell Crowe made millions from his movie memorabila 'Art Of Divorce' auction

Russell Crowe made millions from his movie memorabila 'Art Of Divorce' auction

Russell Crowe made millions from his movie memorabila 'Art Of Divorce' auction

Promoting his glorified garage sale on Channel 10's The Project, Crowe said he "didn't have to" sell the items because of the divorce, but it was something he "wanted to do" as a collector of many things.

"One of Russell Crowe's personal cars, this vehicle also served as one of the wedding cars on the day of his marriage to Danielle Spencer on 7 April 2003", a note next to the Mercedes says.

Among the items that were fiercely contested was a fully functioning replica Roman chariot from "Gladiator", which was estimated to fetch up to Aus$10,000 but went for Aus$65,000.

"People just went mad". $3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing. and a bunch of stuff I didn't really want to sell coming home. not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift.

Chief executive Gary Singer said items linked to the film were the most popular.

Crowe told an Australian morning television show that the idea behind the sale was to "turn something that was a little bit bleak into something joyful".

A pair of maroon Doc Martens boots from the 1992 crime drama Romper Stomper sold for $10,000 while the museum parted with another $2000 for Crowe's costume from the 1993 family movie The Silver Brumby.

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Violin by Leandro Bisiach Sr (1864-1946) used by Crowe as the character Captain Jack Aubrey in the film Master and Commander (2003), dated 1890 - $135,000.

From among the 226 items on offer, the toughest bidding wars were for props and costume pieces from the film Gladiator.

A share of the profit will go to Martin's daughter Emma, 15, as Russell promised his cousin if he ever sold the gear for more than than what he paid for it he would share the profit with Martin.

While six-figure sums were dropped for a handful of artworks - including $360,000 for a 1960 Charles Blackman - other items were far less orthodox.

Perhaps the strangest item sold was a used jockstrap that Crowe wore while portraying boxer James J. Braddock in "Cinderella Man", which wound up selling for a surprising $7,000.

But the biggest prices could be for the Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World violin or a 1986 Grammy Award for Johnny Cash.

All bids attracted a commission of 22 per cent.

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