Russell Crowe’s Take the Kids to Work Day

A Body of Lies seems like the last thing big-screen star Russell Crowe would have on his resume Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles. The Australian man’s man totes along his sons Charles, 4, and Tenyson, 3, while finishing up work on his next project, State of Play.  The bond between father and sons is nothing less than honest-to-goodness true love and cuteness.

Crowe, 44, replaced Brad Pitt for the lead role in State of Play, which will add another political thriller to the Academy Award-winner’s credits. The film, an adaptation of a 2003 British miniseries, also stars Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren.

Crowe put on an extra spare tire for his part as a stay-at-home spy opposite lean Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies.

Seemingly, Russell has been in no hurry to shed the show weight.  But if he keeps lifting those kids over his head every day, after a few years he’ll have a very vigorous workout program.  Especially if he gives Charles and Tenyson a couple more siblings.

And his physique will be back to his Gladiator glory days.