“Gladiator” is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen. The film tells the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a loyal Roman general who is betrayed by the corrupt Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) and forced to become a gladiator.
“Gladiator” was a commercial and critical success, receiving widespread praise for its stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and outstanding performances. Crowe's portrayal of Maximus is particularly noteworthy, and his performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
The film is a sweeping epic, with its sprawling battles and grandiose set pieces capturing the grandeur and brutality of ancient Rome. The storyline is emotionally charged, with Maximus's quest for revenge against Commodus providing a powerful throughline for the film.
“Gladiator” was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards including five Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director), two Golden Globe Awards (including Best Motion Picture – Drama), and four BAFTA Awards (including Best Film and Best Actor).
Overall, “Gladiator” is a true cinematic masterpiece, with its stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and outstanding performances making it one of the greatest films of its era.
|Directed by||Ridley Scott|
|Screenplay by||David Franzoni John Logan William Nicholson|
|Story by||David Franzoni|
|Produced by||Douglas Wick David Franzoni Branko Lustig|
|Starring||Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, Tommy Flanagan,|
|Edited by||Pietro Scalia|
|Music by||Hans Zimmer Lisa Gerrard|
|DreamWorks Pictures Universal Pictures Scott Free Productions Red Wagon Entertainment|
|Distributed by||DreamWorks Pictures
(North America) Universal Pictures (International; through United International Pictures)
|Release date||May 1, 2000 (Los Angeles) May 4, 2000 (Australia) May 5, 2000 (United States) May 12, 2000 (United Kingdom)|
|Running time||155 minutes|
|Countries||United States United Kingdom|
|Box office||$460.5 million|