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“Gladiator” is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by and starring , , and . The film tells the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius (), a loyal Roman general who is betrayed by the corrupt Emperor Commodus () 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
Screenplay by David Franzoni John Logan William Nicholson
Story by David Franzoni
Produced by Douglas Wick David Franzoni Branko Lustig
Starring , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography John Mathieson
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
Language English
Budget $103 million
Box office $460.5 million

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