OSCAR-winning actor Russell Crowe is adamant his unborn son will not follow him into showbusiness - he wants him to become a missionary instead.

The GLADIATOR star and his wife Danielle Spencer are preparing to welcome their first child into the world next month (JAN04) but they don't want their offspring to follow in the footsteps of his movie star dad.

Crowe says, "We'd rather have doctor who is a missionary doing some really serious work than yet another frivolous entertainer."

05/12/2003 19:30