Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe owns the Sydney Rabbitohs rugby team.

And he thinks he’s figured out a cure for the U.S. financial crisis.

"I have been intently watching the political process,” Crowe told talk show host Jay Leno. His plan? For the U.S. government to give each American $1 million.

He figured the U.S. has a population of about 300 million, and a $300-million outlay was a fraction of the $700-billion financial bailout package.

"I was thinking If they want to stimulate the economy and get people spending so they can look after their mortgage … give everyone $1 million.”

Crowe is in the U.S. to promote his new spy thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio and director Ridley Scott, “Body of Lies.”

Crowe will team up  with Scott in “Nottingham,” based on Robin Hood, and he’s has grown his hair past shoulder length for the film.

"I’m going to play Maid Marian" and Friar Tuck, Crowe, twirling his long hair, told Leno. "It’s gonna be a challenge."

Kidding. Actually, Crowe will play the sheriff of Nottingham.  Sienna Miller has been cast as Maid Marian.


Sienna husband-stealer Miller? Somebody better tell Crowe’s wife Danielle Spencer to visit the set a lot.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead