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“300” is a 2007 American epic action film directed by and based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.

The film tells the story of King Leonidas (played by ) and his 300 Spartans who fought to the death against the massive Persian army led by King Xerxes (played by Rodrigo Santoro) at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

Throughout the film, we see the intense training and preparation of the Spartans, their valiant efforts to hold off the Persian army, and their ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of Greece.

The film was a commercial success, grossing over $456 million worldwide. It also received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised the film's visuals and action sequences, but criticized its historical inaccuracies.

Some of the awards and nominations received by “300” include:

  • Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Special Visual Effects
  • Saturn Awards: Won for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film, Best Supporting Actor (for ), and Best Special Effects
  • MTV Movie Awards: Won for Best Fight (for the battle at the Hot Gates) and Best Villain (for as Xerxes)
  • Teen Choice Awards: Won for Choice Movie: Action, Choice Movie Actor: Action (for ), and Choice Movie: Breakout Female (for Headey)
Directed by
Produced by Gianni Nunnari Mark Canton Bernie Goldman Jeffrey Silver
Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad Michael B. Gordon
Based on 300
by Frank MillerLynn Varley
Starring , Headey, , ,
Music by Tyler Bates
Cinematography Larry Fong
Edited by William Hoy
Legendary Pictures Virtual Studios Atmosphere Entertainment MM Hollywood Gang Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date December 9, 2006 (Butt-Numb-A-Thon) March 9, 2007 (United States)
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60–65 million
Box office $456.1 million

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