Just after Beverly Hills Cop starts it shows some parts of Detroit.

About 1:45 in the movie appear 3 people looking at the street and it looks like one of them (the left one) is Russell Crowe.

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I tried to search on the internet. IMDB doesn't have him in the full list of actors. Some person on another site claims it is him indeed.

Does someone have another source to confirm (or negate) that this is him?

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    Doesn't look anything like him IMHO.
    – iandotkelly
    Mar 9, 2014 at 14:07
  • My wife asked it to me. At that moment I was persuaded to believe it could be. But since someone as him on Twitter (se answer) she was not the first to think it. Mar 9, 2014 at 14:17

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Russell Crowe tweeted an answer to this three years ago:

Ha ha, I don't think I could grow a beard when the first Bev hills cop was being made

(the movie was released in 1984, Russell Crowe was born in 1964)

  • agreed -- he was 20 in 1984 (when BHC came out). He wasn't on the Hollywood radar for another 8 to 10 years.
    – rosends
    Mar 9, 2014 at 13:34
  • And even more than that he was living on the other side of the world back then.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Mar 9, 2014 at 13:37
  • @NapoleonWilson - regarding your edit, I prefer to let the quote stand on it's own. People should draw their own conclusions. I think the quote is short enough to not need a "summary".
    – Oliver_C
    Mar 9, 2014 at 14:03
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    @Dan agreed he was not on radar at that time. But about a 20/yo guy with so much beard I had a 18/yo workmate that had more beard than Wolverine. :D Mar 9, 2014 at 14:40
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    I want to give this answer a +1, but the use of the word "twittered" instead of "tweeted" is putting me off :P Mar 9, 2014 at 17:56

Crowe has very distinctive facial moles. This fellow, although he bears a resemblance, does not have those moles. Also, in the 80s Crowe was very very thin.

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  • Can you provide screen-shots for your claims?
    – Ankit Sharma
    Mar 10, 2014 at 11:41

It's not,the man on the left & woman were just 2 ppl that I saw every day drinking on the streets & who knows what else.The guy on the right was actually 17 here.

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    You're saying you worked on the set?
    – Tom
    Oct 16, 2014 at 13:53

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