John Oliver Reveals Reason He Paid $7000 For Russell Crowe's Leather Jockstrap

John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe's Jockstrap for Alaska's Last Blockbuster Video

Oliver noted that of the four independently-owned Blockbuster stores left in America, three are located in Alaska. When the Last Week Tonight host found out about the actor's "Art of Divorce" auction-an irreverent but very real memorabilia sale-he was naturally thrilled.

It started weeks ago on Oliver's show, when he reported the unusual celebrity auction Crowe would be holding to sell a number of choice pieces of memorabilia, including the fated jockstrap. The jockstrap used in the boxing film was reportedly worth a range from $500 to $600, according to broker Sotheby's who would be holding Crowe's auction.

On the heels of Blockbuster Video shutting down one of its remaining locations in Alaska, HBO's John Oliver has emerged as a hero for movie lovers in The Last Frontier.

"We seem to be rapidly losing something I didn't even know we had", Oliver quipped. The bad news is, we didn't do it. Oliver ended up using a heap of HBO's cash to obtain some seriously useless items from old Russell Crowe movies-most notably, Crowe's leather jockstrap from Cinderella Man.

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"We did though - we absolutely did", he added with chagrin.

Oliver then revealed that he'd actually bought a bunch of the memorabilia, including Crowe and Denzel Washington's chairs from the set of "American Gangster" and the vest Crowe wore in the film "Les Miserables". "Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send it to you!"

Oliver walked through the "long and infuriatingly proud history" of corporate tax avoidance, with a special nod to Apple and Google for being top "innovators in weaselly accounting", though GE and other huge companies paid zero federal taxes for much of this century.

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