Russell Crowe has made headlines several times in the past for his notorious short fuse.
And it seems the Kiwi-born star may have lost his temper again while filming his new movie The True History of the Kelly Gang.
Claims have emerged from the set that a frustrated Russell, 54, lost it when he discovered that catering had run out of rice and he ‘stormed off.’
EXCLUSIVE: Rusty’s rice meltdown! Claims emerge that an ‘angry’ Russell Crowe ‘stormed off set’ after discovering catering had run out of the staple food while filming The True History of the Kelly Gang in Victoria
According to the source, the meltdown occurred about three weeks ago during filming in Victoria, Australia.
The insider added that others working on the movie were alerted to Russell’s mood following the incident.
‘Lots of the crew got text messages warning them about what happened,’ the source told Daily Mail Australia.
‘They were told Russell was really angry because there was no more rice.’
‘They were told Russell was really angry because there was no more rice’: The source also claimed that crew were sent text messages warning them of Russell’s mood after the incident (Pictured: Russell in May, 2016)
This is not the first time Russell has been accused of losing his temper.
In one of his more infamous incidents, the Cinderella Man star allegedly threw a phone at a New York hotel worker in 2005 after being unable to place a call successfully to Australia.
In 2014, Russell defended the alleged assault during an interview with Channel Seven’s Sunday night, claiming: ‘I never touched him, mate. Never touched him, never laid a finger on him.’
What a transformation! For his new role, Russell looks worlds away from his famous Gladiator days (Pictured: Russell in 2000 film Gladiator and right in June, 2018)
Meanwhile, Russell’s latest film The True History of the Kelly Gang sees the actor looking worlds away from his Gladiator days as he sports a grey, bushy beard and fuller figure for the role.
In the movie, Russell portrays bushranger Harry Power, who was once assisted by a teenage Ned Kelly.
While no release date has been set for The True History of the Kelly Gang, which also stars Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult and George Mackay, it is likely to hit the big screen in 2019.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Russell Crowe’s representatives for comment.
All-star cast: Joining Russell Crowe for The True History of the Kelly Gang are George Mackay (left) and Charlie Hunnam (right)