By Nick Romano
August 01, 2017 at 11:15 AM EDT
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According to Russell Crowe‘s opening monologue from this weekend’s SNL, the actor has a long career in comedy that most of us never knew about. 

“I feel very at home hosting Saturday Night Live because, of course, of my very long career now in comedy,” he said before showing clips from Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, and Les Miserables. He remarked of the first “hysterical” movie, “two swords, right?” while suggesting director Ron Howard slipped in a “boobs” reference into A Beautiful Mind

Watch the clip below. 

 

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Crowe will be seen next in The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling, whom Crowe said inspired him to host SNL. “I watched him host in December and I was like, ‘Wow. Anyone can do that.'” 

Gosling wished his costar luck before the show aired, tweeting, “Good luck on SNL tonight [Russell Crowe]! I learned everything I know about comedy from you. Or at least that’s what you tell me…” 

 

The Nice Guys will hit theaters on May 20. 

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