27/11/2012 05:16 GMT | Updated 27/11/2012 09:36 GMT

Russell Crowe Shows Off Impressive Scar For 'Winter's Tale' Role (PICTURES)

Russell Crowe has been snapped showing off a rather impressive scar on his left cheek for his new film 'Winter's Tale'.

The Australian actor has shaved off his beard, which he recently sported for epic biblical flick 'Noah', and transformed into a gang leader, dressed in a slick blazer.

The photos were taken in New York while Crowe was filming his role as gangster Pearly Soames - alongside Colin Farrell, playing an Irish thief - who breaks into the fortified Manhattan home of a rich family.

Farrell falls in love with the heiress ('Downton Abbey's' Jessica Brown Findlay) he just robbed, shortly before she dies.

The film, adapted from Mark Helprin's novel and set in the 19th century, also stars Will Smith and Jennifer Connolly.

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