"Gladiator" (also known as "Gladiatore, Il", "Gladiators, The") is an Action/Adventure/Drama film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by David Franzoni (screenplay), released in the USA on May 01 of 2000 . Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix are starring, alongside Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris and Derek Jacobi.
A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.
Who directed "Gladiator":
Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott, an English producer, director, and writer.
Before making Gladiator, Ridley Scott had directed G.I. Jane, released in 1997, White Squall (1996), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Thelma & Louise (1991), Black Rain (1989), and Someone to Watch Over Me (1987). Since, he directed Hannibal, released in 2001, Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), A Good Year (2006), and American Gangster (2007).
When was "Gladiator" released:
Gladiator was initially released on Monday, May 01, 2000, in the United States.. This was eighteen (18) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, May 12, 2000 in the United Kingdom; Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in France; Thursday, May 25, 2000 in Germany; Friday, May 19, 2000 in Italy; Wednesday, May 17, 2000 in Spain; Thursday, May 04, 2000 in Australia and on Saturday, June 17, 2000 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Gladiator":
At the casting of Gladiator we find Russell Crowe, previously seen in The Insider (1999) and Mystery, Alaska (1999); Joaquin Phoenix (Clay Pigeons (1998), Return to Paradise (1998)); Connie Nielsen (Mission to Mars (2000), Soldier (1998)) [ more... ]
- John Shrapnel and Omid Djalili can both be seen in Notting Hill, released in 1999.
- David Hemmings and Oliver Reed can both be seen in Crossed Swords, released in 1977.
- Russell Crowe and Tomas Arana also appeared together in L.A. Confidential, released in 1997.
- Sven-Ole Thorsen and Ralf Moeller have both also be seen in The Viking Sagas, released in 1995.
What is the Storyline of "Gladiator":
In AD 180, General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russel Crowe) leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against Germanic tribes at Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and earning the esteem of the elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris). Though he had a male heir, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the dying emperor wishes to grant temporary leadership to Maximus, hoping eventually to return power to the Roman Senate. When his father tells him of the decision, Commodus, already bitter that [...]
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Russell Crowe as "Maximus"
Joaquin Phoenix as "Commodus"
Russell Crowe ("Maximus"), Joaquin Phoenix ("Commodus"), and Oliver Reed ("Proximo")
Connie Nielsen as "Lucilla"
Oliver Reed as "Proximo"
Connie Nielsen ("Lucilla") and Russell Crowe ("Maximus")
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