Paramount Licensing has teamed with Australia Post for the launch of a series of celebrity postage stamps which include Russell Crowe in his role of Maximus in the Dreamworks film, Gladiator.
Crowe - along with Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett - has been named one of the 2009 Australia Post Australian Legends in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to Australian entertainment and culture.
The legends were honoured at Australia Day events held in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and Hobart.
Crowe and the other participants were each presented with 24-carat gold replicas of their stamps. The stars are featured on eight 55 cent stamps, a first day cover and a set of maxicards.