We’ve all made some dumb drunk purchases a time or two right? Well Russell Crowe might have one of the best. He revealed in a new interview on The Howard Stern Show that he once drunkenly bought a dinosaur skull from his pal Leonardo DiCaprio — for a cool $35,000.
“I bought it for my kids and, cut myself a little bit of slack, there was a bunch of vodka involved in that transaction,” “I think [DiCaprio] started the conversation,” he continued. “He was like, ‘I’ve got this one but there’s another one coming onto the market that I want so I’m trying to sell that one.’ I said, ‘I’ll buy it.’”
He said one of the reasons he thought it was a great idea was that his sons (Charles, 15, and Tennyson, 13 next month) at the time were really into dinosaurs. “So I said, ‘Here’s one for the playroom!’”
Crowe later sold the dinosaur head in his 2018 auction called “The Art of Divorce,” which followed his split with Danielle Spencer. The auction, which took place at Sotheby’s Australia, consisted of 200 personal items he acquired during their nine years together.
According to the auction house’s website, the skull sold for $65,000 — around double what Crowe paid for it.