updated 05/14/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/14/2010 AT 1:40 PM ET
Robin Hood may steal from the rich – but did Russell Crowe adopt an Irish brogue in character in his latest flick?
The Aussie actor, who’s been promoting Robin Hood at the Cannes Film Festival, took umbrage during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview when host Mark Lawson said he heard hints of Irish in Crowe’s character’s voice.
“You’ve got dead ears, mate,” Crowe, 46, said, “seriously dead ears if you think there’s an Irish accent.”