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Gladiator (2000 film)



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name: Gladiator

director: Ridley Scott

producer: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig

screenplay: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson

story: David Franzoni

starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Ralf Möller, Richard Harris


cinematography: John Mathieson

editing: Pietro Scalia

studio: Scott Free Productions,“> Red Wagon Entertainment

distributor: DreamWorks Pictures small – (United States), Universal Pictures small – (international)

runtime: 155 minutes

country: United States, United Kingdom

language: English

budget: $103 million

gross: $457,640,427

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.


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