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Finally, real actors. It’s safe to say that you’ll never see Christian Bale or Russell Crowe, the stars of director James Mangold’s new epic western, "3:10 to Yuma," making the scene at Les Deux, hanging at the Polaroid Malibu Beach House or wrecking a car on Robertson after a liquid lunch at the Ivy. These guys are serious actors. Watch the video below to see Christian at last night’s Westwood premiere talk about why he took the role in "Yuma," where he first met Russell and how he feels about Oscar buzz for his two critically hailed ’07 films, "Rescue Dawn" and "Yuma."

Even though he’s super serious about his craft, a relaxed Russell joked around on the "Yuma" red carpet last night. Asked what his favorite "Yuma" scene was, he was gently chided by Danielle, his size 0 pretty blonde wife. "I haven’t seen the film yet!" she protested. Russell gently cupped his big ol’ bear hands over her tiny ears and said, "The scene where I throw Peter Fonda over the cliff." Crowe, who appears with Denzel Washington and Josh Brolin in Ridley Scott’s new film, "American Gangster," due out in November, also has two more projects with his "Gladiator" producer/director. He’ll star in "Bodies of Lies," based on a novel by David Ignatius, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and in "Nottingham," a Robin Hood/Maid Marian/Sheriff of Nottingham love-triangle tale. And yes, he’s the sheriff. Find out why Russell loves to work with Ridley — and see Danielle’s cute ear-cupping — in this video interview.

Photo credits: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead