|Ridley Scott Director||previously directed Boy and Bicycle|
A war hero seeks revenge against Commodus when he is wrongfully imprisoned and his family is murdered to conceal that he should have been the next Emperor.
According to screenwriter William Nicholson, Crowe's iconic "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius..." speech was a last minute re-write that Crowe initially didn't want to do. He supposedly called the dialogue "shit".1 More Trivia
The Germanic chant in the opening battle is the Zulu Chant from Zulu, Ridley Scott reveals that Zulu is one of his favorite films in the commentary track on the DVD.
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'Maximus! Maximus! Maximus!'
|Russell Crowe||Maximus Decimus Meridius|
|Richard Harris||Marcus Aurelius|
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Gladiator was a huge hit at the Oscars or Academy Awards, bestowed by a large body of important figures in the film industry. It was nominated for 12 awards and won five. The nominations are as follows:
Best Picture - Win
Best Director--Ridley Scott
Best Editing--Pietro Scalia
Best Actor--Russell Crowe - Win
Best Supporting Actor--Joaquin Phoenix
Best Cinematography--John Mathieson
Best Art Direction--Arthur Max
Best Original Score--Hans Zimmer
Best Costume Design--Janty Yates - Win
Best Visual Effects - Win
Best Sound Mixing--Scott Millan; Bob Beemer; Ken Weston - Win
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