Russell Crowe's eight-year-old son was convinced not to join the army after watching 'The Water Diviner'.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Crowe - who stars as an Australian farmer who travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons after the Battle of Gallipoli - says his new movie had a profound impact on his son Tennyson, causing him to rethink his career plans.

The 50-year-old star said his son told him: "Dad, we're not joining the army any more."

Previous to that, however, Tennyson said that "after university, I'm going to do a couple of battles" and speculated that a soldier might be paid "a million".

But Russell is thrilled that the movie - which also stars Olga Kurylenko - has convinced his son to consider the pitfalls of war and change his attitude completely.

He told The Times newspaper: "The entire effort of three years of making the movie is worth it just to have put that in my son's heart."

Meanwhile, Russell - who also has an 11-year-old son, Charles - recently said having children has changed his outlook on life.

He said: "Once you have children everything you do and how you see the world is done through the prism of having kids."

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