I’m not going to beat around the bush. You read the title. You know what this article is about. I’m just going to jump right into it.
I don’t mind Russell Crowe’s singing in Les Miserables (2012). Is he a Broadway caliber singer? No. Of course not. But did he need to be? Yes, Anne Hathaway’s singing beautiful and a high point of the movie. But, I think his singing gives his scenes a more real quality to it. It makes it feel more real. When someone is doing one of the many ballad-esqe emotional songs you can’t help but notice they are singing a song. But with Crowe’s scenes, it feels more like he is acting then singing, and Crow is a phenomenal actor, so he is able to bring all these emotions out, while some lesser actors may just be singing a song. That is not a knock against the other actors in this movie, I think they all did great jobs, I’m just speaking generally.
Here you go, this is Russel Crowe singing “Stars”. Is it top tier singing? No. But it is top tier acting.
People are way too hard on Crowe, that scene is phenominal.
I know this argument is about eight years too late. Nobody is really complaining about Russell Crowe’s singing anymore. But, I just wanted to say my piece. He is not fantastic at singing but he is perfectly fine and more than makes up for with his acting.
He’s not that bad of a singer… Now Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia…. That’s a different story.