Actor Paul Bettany often lashes out at intrusive paparazzi when they catch him unawares - because their sudden presence enrages him.

The Master And Commander: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD star is desperate to keep his wife Jennifer Connelly and son STELLAN out of the spotlight.

He says, "The paparazzi really p**s me off. Especially when you've got kids around. It's really f**king irritating.

"One time when we left this restaurant, I was holding our baby and when I touched this guy to push him out the way, his evilness went into my fingers, and I went 'crack'."

08/10/2004 13:37