Scott previously directed Crowe in the 2000 epic Gladiator, a role that won him the coveted Best Actor award. But despite having received various accolades throughout his career, the moviemaker has yet to have his work recognized by the Academy.
And Crowe is convinced 2008 will be his lucky year.
He says, "If there's any director I know who deserves an Oscar, it's Ridley Scott.
"He is one of the greatest visual artists of our time and deserving of any honor that comes his way."
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