Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe praised Turkish actor Kivanc Tatlitug, calling him a “very good actor.”
Crowe’s comment, which he made on his official Twitter account, came as news reports said Tatlitug had been offered the role of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in an upcoming movie about the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War.
Tatlitug — also known as Mohanad in the Arab world – responded to Crowe’s tweet thanking him.
kivanç !!! Very good actor https://t.co/8ZqoXqmcmQ
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 5, 2018
“Russell. Happy New Year! Thank you for your kind words. How nice that you are still watching,” Tatlitug said.
“I am so honored and very appreciative. It’s been a while, it would be nice to meet again, maybe in 2018,” he added.
The Battle of Gallipoli was fought by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 against the Alliance forces who were trying to break through to Istanbul.