Published on April 5th, 2013 | by Grinchu0 163
Gladiator (2000 film)
director: Ridley Scott
producer: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig
screenplay: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson
story: David Franzoni
cinematography: John Mathieson
editing: Pietro Scalia
runtime: 155 minutes
country: United States, United Kingdom
Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the fictional character, loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the emperor’s ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his emperor.
Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, receiving positive reviews, and was credited with rekindling interest in the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, notably five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe.