Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson
Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield / John Slapnell/ Thomas Arana/ Ralph Moeller/ Spencer Treat Clark/ David Hemings/ Tommy Flanagan/ Sven Ohr Tolson / Omid Djalily / Chris Kell / Tony Curran / David Bailey / Al Ashton / Ray Carreja / Giannina Facio / George Kantar Rini / Alan Cordler / Michael Mellinger / Adam Levy / Gilchrist / Kjeld Gogosha-Clark / Nick Main / João Costa Menezes / Mike Mee Cher / Norman Campbell Reese / Brian Smeage / …
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
Region: US / UK / Malta / Morocco
Released: 2000-05-05 (USA)
Length: 155 minutes / 171 minutes (extended version)
Also known as: Imperial Pride (Hong Kong) / Ghost Warrior (Taiwan) / Ghost Warrior
Rating: IMDB 8.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 79%
Russell Crowe is a prominent and well-respected general of the Roman Empire. The old king, Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) admired the general very much, interested in crowding him. The old king’s love for the general beyond family affection naturally aroused the jealousy and anxiety of the prince Comodius. The prince took the opportunity to kill his father, ascended the throne first, and immediately ordered the killing of the general’s family.
Maxim Sims escaped from the tyrant’s claws, but all his family members have not survived, returned home, he saw only devastated dilapidated scenes. Desperate, Maxim Simmons can only throw himself into slavery, from a former general to a gladiator, surviving in bloody fights.
With heroic courage and superb martial arts, Maxim Simmons gradually came to the fore, to the Grand Prix of Rome. This time, his sword pointed directly at the tyrant Comodius. The pain of losing his loved ones and the humiliation of being a slave ignited raging anger in Maxim Simmons’ heart.
“Gladiator” is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a former Roman general who seeks revenge against the corrupt Emperor Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) who murdered his family and forced him into slavery.
The film is set in ancient Rome and follows Maximus as he rises through the ranks of gladiators in the Colosseum, fighting for his life and earning the respect of the people. As Maximus becomes a symbol of hope for the people of Rome, he becomes embroiled in a power struggle between the Emperor and the Roman Senate.
As Maximus seeks revenge against Commodus, he must also navigate his relationships with fellow gladiators, including Juba (played by Djimon Hounsou), and the slave-turned-lover, Lucilla (played by Connie Nielsen), who is also Commodus’ sister.
“Gladiator” was praised for its stunning visuals, epic scale, and performances by Crowe, Phoenix, and Hounsou. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe, and Best Costume Design. It was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $460 million worldwide.
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