Russell Crowe stunned as he emceed the 30th American Cinematheque Awards – it was his language.
The 52-year-old New Zealand actor opened the prestigious event by bluntly declaring: ‘All right, American Cinematheque, let’s grab the night by the pu**y!’
The bizarre remark appeared to mock US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who recently came under fire when audio surfaced of him saying when you’re high-profile like him, that it’s ok to grab women ‘by the pu**y.’
Russell then went on to joke about voting in the US election, in which Republican nominee Donald is competing against Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton.
‘It’s a huge year, so don’t forget to vote… for the Academy Awards when that comes around,’ he joked.
Celebrities attending included Sigourney Weaver, Andy Garcia, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig. The black tie affair was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
This isn’t the first time Russell has tried his hand at comedy using crude humor. In April this year, the Oscar winner made his first appearance as host on Saturday Night Live.