New Delhi, October 10 : Russell Crowe, who is married to Danielle Spencer and has two sons, wants to have 17 kids.
The 'Gladiator' star, who loves spending time with sons Charles, 4, and Tennyson, 2, is also desperate to have a daughter, reports China Daily.
He said: "I want 17 or so kids.
"I say to my wife, 'Imagine having a daughter! A little you running around!'
"She just smiles and nods and says 'Yeah, yeah... no.' "
The 44-year-old also spoke of facing teaching difficulties while he tried explaining the difference between right and wrong to his four-year-old.
Speaking on US TV show 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', Russell revealed: "I said, 'Bad boys become bad men, and you are going to be a good man Charlie Crowe. You're a part of me, you're from me, you are of me and you will be a good man.'
"Charlie paused, shook his head no, and then said something I found sublimely profound.
"He goes, 'I'm not from you dad, I'm the missing part of mommy, and Tennyson's the missing part of you.'
"I was just like, 'Dad's just got to have a little bit of a lie down.' It was so ridiculously accurate it just freaked me out, that he would pick up on that."