Russell Crowe auditions for George Lucas in the hope of playing Jar Jar Binks. We watch 'Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, we continue our true crime section & congratulate Howard Hughes on his test flight of 'The Spruce Goose' via the time phone.
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Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor & film producer. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the historical film Gladiator (2000), directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award & an Empire Award for best actor, along with ten other nominations in the same category. Crowe's other award-winning performances include portrayals of tobacco firm whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in the drama film The Insider (1999), and John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001).
 
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space-opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm, and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
 
Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
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