Russell Crowe piles on the extra kilos

London: Hollywood star Russell Crowe, famous for his toned body in `Gladiator`, has started looking a bit obese these days.

Wearing tracksuit bottoms and a blue sweater, the actor looked a world away from his `Gladiator` and "Robin Hood" days, reports.

The actor had recently said that being a celebrity was an "unfortunate" byproduct of his acting profession.

"Some people believe celebrity is a power that should be used. Ultimately, your dollars are more powerful. I`m famous for making movies. Celebrity just happens to be an unfortunate byproduct of what I do," he said.

Russell`s new film, `The Next Three Days`, is a remake of the 2007 French thriller `Pour Elle`.