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Gladiator (2000) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
8.5/ 10 (517760 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for intense, graphic combat

Production Company
C & L [mt]
Dawliz [ma]
DreamWorks SKG [us] - (presents)
Mill Film [gb]
Red Wagon Entertainment [us] - (uncredited)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(USA) - 1 May 2000
(Australia) - 4 May 2000
(Mexico) - 5 May 2000
(USA) - 5 May 2000
(Malaysia) - 11 May 2000

Running Time
171 (Extended Edition)

Tagline
Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I shall have my vengeance in this life or the next What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity. A Hero Will Rise. The Gladiator Who Defied An Empire Summer 2000 A.D. A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.

Keywords
2nd-century, afterlife, altered-version-of-studio-logo, ancient-rome, animal-attack, antiquity, archery, arena, army, arrest, artistic-imagery, banner, barbarian, bare-chested-male, battle, battle-axe, battlefield, betrayal, blockbuster, blood, blood-spatter, botched-execution, bow-and-arrow, brother-sister-relationship, bust,

Technical Support
CAM:Aaton 35-III, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:4150 m - (Sweden)
MET:4240 m - (Germany)
MET:4327 m - (Spain)
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 200T 5274)
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)
RAT:2.35 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Allan, Chick as (as Chick Allen) [German Leader] <24>
  2. Amel, Said as [Proximo's Man (extended edition)] <33>
  3. Arana, Tomas as [Quintus] <10>
  4. Ashton, Al as (as Al Hunter Ashton) [Rome Trainer #1] <26>
  5. Bailie, David (I) as [Engineer] <23>
  6. Calleja, Ray as [Lucius' Attendant] <28>
  7. Cantarini, Giorgio as [Maximus' Son] <30>
  8. Clark, Spencer Treat as [Lucius] <12>
  9. Corduner, Allan as (as Alan Corduner) [Trainer 1 (extended edition)] <31>
  10. Crowe, Russell as [Maximus] <1>
  11. Curran, Tony (I) as [Assassin #1] <19>
  12. Djalili, Omid as [Slave Trader] <16>
  13. Dowd, Billy as [Narrator] <27>
  14. Ellul, Malcolm as (uncredited) [Centurion]
  15. Fiddy, James as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  16. Flanagan, Tommy (I) as [Cicero] <14>
  17. Gilchrist, Gilly as [Officer 2 (extended edition)] <35>
  18. Gogosha-Clark, Kjeld as (uncredited) [CGI Motion Capture Gladiator]
  19. Harris, Richard (I) as [Marcus Aurelius] <5>
  20. Hemmings, David (I) as [Cassius] <13>
  21. Hounsou, Djimon as [Juba] <7>
  22. Jacobi, Derek as [Gracchus] <6>
  23. Kashani, Mehdi as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  24. Kay, Tom (IV) as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  25. Kell, Chris as [Scribe] <18>
  26. Levy, Adam (II) as [Officer 1 (extended edition)] <34>
  27. Lewis, Mark (VIII) as [Assassin #2] <20>
  28. Main, Nic as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  29. McGaughey, Nicholas as [Praetorian Officer] <17>
  30. Meitin, Antonio as (uncredited) [Battlefield Medic]
  31. Mellinger, Michael as [Trainer 2 (extended edition)] <32>
  32. Menezes, João Costa as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  33. Mitchell, Mike (XI) as (uncredited) [Fighter]
  34. Moeller, Ralf as [Hagen] <11>
  35. Nicholls, David (II) as (as Dave Nicholls) [Giant Man] <25>
  36. Phoenix, Joaquin as [Commodus] <2>
  37. Quinn, John (I) as [Valerius] <21>
  38. Raglan, Alun as [Praetorian Guard #1] <22>
  39. Reed, Oliver (I) as [Proximo] <4>
  40. Rees, Norman Campbell as (uncredited) [Sedan Chair Carrier]
  41. Robertson, James Douglas as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  42. Roche, Neil as (uncredited) [Roman Soldier]
  43. Sacks, Paul (I) as (uncredited) [Catapult Commander Shouts 'Loose']
  44. Schofield, David (I) as [Falco] <8>
  45. Sheen, Michael as (uncredited) [Man who tried to execute Maximus]
  46. Shrapnel, John as [Gaius] <9>
  47. Simpson, Christian (II) as (uncredited) [Chief Catapult Operator]
  48. Smyj, Brian as (uncredited) [Coliseum Gladiator]
  49. Thorsen, Sven-Ole as [Tigris] <15>
  50. Facio, Giannina as [Maximus' Wife] <29>
  51. Frendo, Ruth as (uncredited) [Roman Girl - scene with Maximus]
  52. Nielsen, Connie (I) as [Lucilla] <3>

Genres

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama

Full Plot

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. Chris "Morphy" Terry In Gladiator, victorious general Maximus Decimus Meridias has been named keeper of Rome and its empire by dying emperor Marcus Aurelius, so that rule might pass from the Caesars back to the people and Senate. Marcus' neglected and power-hungry son, Commodus, has other ideas, however. Escaping an ordered execution, Maximus hurries back to his home in Spain, too late to save his wife and son from the same order. Taken into slavery and trained as a gladiator by Proximo, Maximus lives only that he might someday take his revenge and fulfill the dying wish of his emperor. The time soon comes when Proximo's troupe is called to Rome to participate in a marathon of gladiator games held at the behest of the new emperor, Commodus. Once in Rome, Maximus wastes no time in making his presence known, and is soon involved in a plot to overthrow the emperor with his former-love Lucilla, Commodus' sister, after whom he lusts, and also the widowed mother of Lucius, heir to the empire after his uncle, and democratic-minded senator, Gracchus. Thalya Upon the sudden death of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, his trusted and successful general Maximus Meridas is unlawfully imprisoned and condemned to the gladiator games by Marcus' twisted son Commodus. As the new emperor, Commodus fears Maximus could use his heroic stature to depose him and become leader himself. But Maximus gains fame as a gladiator and uses his celebrity to cause further damage to Commodus' tenuous hold on the susceptible Roman people, hoping to inspire them to rediscover their lost values and overcome the corruption that is eating away at them. These actions prompt Commodus to square off mano a mano with Maximus in the Colisseum with the fate of Rome at stake. Whitey A dying Marcus Aurelius plans to name his loyal and brave General Maximus as his successor in order to restore the power of the Roman Senate. However, his power-hungry, jealous son Commodus learns of the plan, murders Marcus Aurelius, and plans to execute Maximus in order to secure his claim to the throne. Maximus escapes execution, but is sold into slavery and is forced to become a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus and his fellow gladiators are sent to Rome to perform for Commodus. Through his bravery he wins over the masses and reveals his true identity, much to the chagrin of Commodus. Can Maximus use his newfound popularity to avenge Marcus Aurelius' death, or will Commodus be able to keep the throne? Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 325,878 (Denmark) (7 September 2000) AD: 336,847 (Denmark) AD: 205,284 (Finland) (21 September 2000) AD: 3,527,017 (Germany) (30 June 2001) AD: 29,619 (Iceland) (20 August 2000) AD: 617,878 (Netherlands) (31 December 2001) AD: 605,278 (Netherlands) (31 December 2000) AD: 240,999 (Norway) (31 August 2000) AD: 4,953,334 (Spain) (10 August 2002) AD: 4,919,315 (Spain) (25 June 2001) AD: 189,088 (Sweden) (1 June 2000) AD: 429,103 (Switzerland) BT: USD 103,000,000 CP: 2000 DreamWorks LLC and Universal Studios GR: USD 187,670,866 (USA) (15 April 2001) GR: USD 187,601,773 (USA) (8 April 2001) GR: USD 187,344,551 (USA) (1 April 2001) GR: USD 186,870,377 (USA) (25 March 2001) GR: USD 186,825,344 (USA) (18 March 2001) GR: USD 186,789,524 (USA) (11 March 2001) GR: USD 186,750,876 (USA) (4 March 2001) GR: USD 186,721,485 (USA) (25 February 2001) GR: USD 186,682,944 (USA) (18 February 2001) GR: USD 186,610,052 (USA) (15 October 2000) GR: USD 186,398,654 (USA) (8 October 2000) GR: USD 186,089,136 (USA) (1 October 2000) GR: USD 185,635,772 (USA) (24 September 2000) GR: USD 184,986,532 (USA) (17 September 2000) GR: USD 184,229,225 (USA) (10 September 2000) GR: USD 183,637,370 (USA) (3 September 2000) GR: USD 182,749,280 (USA) (27 August 2000) GR: USD 182,131,600 (USA) (20 August 2000) GR: USD 181,632,938 (USA) (13 August 2000) GR: USD 180,973,015 (USA) (6 August 2000) GR: USD 179,965,669 (USA) (30 July 2000) GR: USD 178,496,604 (USA) (23 July 2000) GR: USD 176,582,114 (USA) (16 July 2000) GR: USD 173,971,075 (USA) (9 July 2000) GR: USD 171,247,508 (USA) (4 July 2000) GR: USD 165,436,188 (USA) (25 June 2000) GR: USD 158,993,824 (USA) (18 June 2000) GR: USD 150,174,374 (USA) (11 June 2000) GR: USD 138,958,290 (USA) (4 June 2000) GR: USD 126,996,389 (USA) (28 May 2000) GR: USD 103,140,065 (USA) (21 May 2000) GR: USD 73,611,465 (USA) (14 May 2000) GR: USD 34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000) GR: GBP 30,786,357 (UK) (24 September 2000) GR: GBP 30,640,765 (UK) (10 September 2000) GR: GBP 30,510,498 (UK) (3 September 2000) GR: GBP 30,312,616 (UK) (27 August 2000) GR: GBP 30,062,312 (UK) (20 August 2000) GR: GBP 29,743,904 (UK) (13 August 2000) GR: GBP 29,377,284 (UK) (6 August 2000) GR: GBP 28,969,786 (UK) (30 July 2000) GR: GBP 28,463,163 (UK) (23 July 2000) GR: GBP 27,869,712 (UK) (16 July 2000) GR: GBP 26,904,161 (UK) (9 July 2000) GR: GBP 25,695,123 (UK) (2 July 2000) GR: GBP 24,359,069 (UK) (25 June 2000) GR: GBP 22,753,751 (UK) (18 June 2000) GR: GBP 21,368,951 (UK) (11 June 2000) GR: GBP 18,827,341 (UK) (4 June 2000) GR: GBP 14,430,743 (UK) (28 May 2000) GR: GBP 9,433,058 (UK) (21 May 2000) GR: GBP 3,555,446 (UK) (14 May 2000) GR: USD 457,640,427 (Worldwide) (28 February 2012) GR: USD 4,907,442 (Argentina) (29 November 2000) GR: AUD 17,739,757 (Australia) (14 December 2000) GR: USD 2,291,846 (Denmark) (7 September 2000) GR: DKK 20,500,546 (Denmark) GR: USD 1,389,931 (Finland) (21 September 2000) GR: USD 255,302 (Iceland) (20 August 2000) GR: USD 1,640,907 (Norway) (31 August 2000) GR: EUR 19,673,280 (Spain) (31 December 2001) GR: ESP 3,252,726,610 (Spain) (25 June 2001) GR: USD 4,398,426 (Sweden) (19 October 2000) GR: SEK 15,360,501 (Sweden) (1 June 2000) OW: USD 34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000) (2,938 screens) OW: GBP 3,555,446 (UK) (14 May 2000) (417 screens) SD: 18 January 1999 - 29 May 1999 WG: USD 25,803 (USA) (15 April 2001) (46 screens) WG: USD 88,336 (USA) (8 April 2001) (157 screens) WG: USD 456,732 (USA) (1 April 2001) (577 screens) WG: USD 26,857 (USA) (25 March 2001) (12 screens) WG: USD 27,614 (USA) (18 March 2001) (15 screens) WG: USD 24,593 (USA) (11 March 2001) (10 screens) WG: USD 22,477 (USA) (4 March 2001) (9 screens) WG: USD 22,037 (USA) (25 February 2001) (14 screens) WG: USD 72,892 (USA) (18 February 2001) (41 screens) WG: USD 114,759 (USA) (15 October 2000) (173 screens) WG: USD 184,742 (USA) (8 October 2000) (249 screens) WG: USD 273,392 (USA) (1 October 2000) (407 screens) WG: USD 408,297 (USA) (24 September 2000) (522 screens) WG: USD 518,144 (USA) (17 September 2000) (737 screens) WG: USD 483,001 (USA) (10 September 2000) (583 screens) WG: USD 671,526 (USA) (3 September 2000) (507 screens) WG: USD 450,919 (USA) (27 August 2000) (507 screens) WG: USD 296,832 (USA) (20 August 2000) (284 screens) WG: USD 342,837 (USA) (13 August 2000) (338 screens) WG: USD 493,925 (USA) (6 August 2000) (453 screens) WG: USD 874,562 (USA) (30 July 2000) (651 screens) WG: USD 1,052,014 (USA) (23 July 2000) (747 screens) WG: USD 1,571,917 (USA) (16 July 2000) (1,034 screens) WG: USD 2,028,736 (USA) (9 July 2000) (1,210 screens) WG: USD 2,426,872 (USA) (2 July 2000) (1,411 screens) WG: USD 3,851,924 (USA) (25 June 2000) (1,812 screens) WG: USD 5,362,293 (USA) (18 June 2000) (2,266 screens) WG: USD 7,074,047 (USA) (11 June 2000) (2,706 screens) WG: USD 8,376,721 (USA) (4 June 2000) (3,056 screens) WG: USD 17,064,503 (USA) (28 May 2000) (3,188 screens) WG: USD 19,749,273 (USA) (21 May 2000) (3,041 screens) WG: USD 24,645,129 (USA) (14 May 2000) (2,943 screens) WG: USD 34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000) (2,938 screens) WG: GBP 34,945 (UK) (24 September 2000) (51 screens) WG: GBP 68,933 (UK) (10 September 2000) (88 screens) WG: GBP 97,453 (UK) (3 September 2000) (101 screens) WG: GBP 123,023 (UK) (27 August 2000) (111 screens) WG: GBP 148,732 (UK) (20 August 2000) (148 screens) WG: GBP 174,386 (UK) (13 August 2000) (180 screens) WG: GBP 195,747 (UK) (6 August 2000) (169 screens) WG: GBP 214,090 (UK) (30 July 2000) (163 screens) WG: GBP 289,850 (UK) (23 July 2000) (236 screens) WG: GBP 460,729 (UK) (16 July 2000) (277 screens) WG: GBP 644,276 (UK) (9 July 2000) (300 screens) WG: GBP 760,278 (UK) (2 July 2000) (352 screens) WG: GBP 976,300 (UK) (25 June 2000) (398 screens) WG: GBP 613,491 (UK) (18 June 2000) (437 screens) WG: GBP 1,401,766 (UK) (11 June 2000) (444 screens) WG: GBP 2,073,765 (UK) (4 June 2000) (416 screens) WG: GBP 2,987,696 (UK) (28 May 2000) (419 screens) WG: GBP 3,459,104 (UK) (21 May 2000) (417 screens) WG: GBP 3,555,446 (UK) (14 May 2000) (417 screens)

Movie Certificate

13+ (Canada)(Quebec)
14 (Canada)(Nova Scotia) (re-rating on appeal)
14A (Canada)(Alberta)
18 (Canada)(Nova Scotia) (original rating)
18A (Canada)(British Columbia)
AA (Canada)(Ontario)
PA (Canada)(Manitoba)
16 (Iceland)
R (USA)(certificate #37084)
18SG (Malaysia)
U (Malaysia)(cut version)
12 (Netherlands)(TV rating)
14 (Brazil)
R-12 (Taiwan)
T (Italy)
13 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
14 (Chile)
15 (Denmark)
K-16 (Finland)
U (France)
16 (Germany)(bw)
IIB (Hong Kong)
PG (Israel)
16 (Netherlands)
M (New Zealand)
15 (Norway)
14 (Peru)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG (Singapore)
15 (South Korea)
13 (Spain)
15 (Sweden)
14 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
14 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
15 (UK)
PG-13 (Philippines)

Cinematographers

  1. Mathieson, John (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Yates, Janty

Distributors

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (2002) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (VHS)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2004) (Argentina) (DVD)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (DVD) (extended edition)
Bontonfilm [cz] - (2000) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television [us] - (2006-) (USA) (TV)
CIC Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
CIC Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
CIC-Taft Home Video [au] - (Australia) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [de] - (2000) (Germany) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [gb] - (2000) (UK) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [gb] - (2003) (UK) (DVD)
DreamWorks Distribution [us] - (2000) (USA) (theatrical) (Canada)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment [ca] - (2000) (Canada) (DVD)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment [us] - (2000) (USA) (DVD)
MCA/Universal Pictures [us] - (2000) (non-USA) (all media)
Myndform [is] - (2000) (Iceland) (theatrical)
Nordisk Film [se] - (2000) (Sweden) (DVD)
Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2009) (USA) (DVD) (extended edition) (Blu-ray)
Prem'er Video Fil'm [ru] - (Russia) (VHS)
Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI) [se] - (2002) (Sweden) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2000) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [de] - (2000) (Germany) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [es] - (2000) (Spain) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [fr] - (2000) (France) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [se] - (2000) (Sweden) (theatrical)
United International Pictures [jp] - (Far East)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (2-disc special edition)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2005) (Sweden) (DVD) (extended edition)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (extended edition)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (extended edition) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures [de] - (2004) (Germany) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [it] - (2001) (Italy) (DVD)
Veronica [nl] - (2003) (Netherlands) (TV) (first national airing)

Film Editors

  1. Scalia, Pietro

Misc

  1. Abdelah, Abdessalam Ait (accounting assistant: Morocco)
  2. Abercrombie, Ian (adr loop group) (uncredited)
  3. Adams, Martin (II) (jeweller) (uncredited)
  4. Adidou, Mustapha (production assistant: Morocco)
  5. Alexander, Michael (IX) (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  6. Angeon, Monique (animal handler: Malta)
  7. Appleby, Colette (stand-in: UK) (as Collette Appleby)
  8. Atherton, Simon (I) (supervising armorer)
  9. Bakkioui, Ali (location manager: Morocco) (as Ali Bakkioui El Otmani)
  10. Banoujaafar, Khalid (production assistant: Morocco)
  11. Barber, Adam (assistant: Klaus Badelt) (uncredited)
  12. Batistelli, Simona (assistant coordinator: Italy) (uncredited)
  13. Beaudin, Michael (assistant accountant: Malta)
  14. Beechinor, Sallie (production coordinator)
  15. Ben Ali, Tarik Ait (production assistant: Morocco) (as Tariq Ait Ben Ali)
  16. Ben Zaida, Jinane (production secretary: Morocco)
  17. Benhmamane, Mohamed (location manager: Morocco) (as Mohammed Benhmamane)
  18. Blyther, Terry (location manager: UK)
  19. Bonici, Mark (payroll accountant: Malta)
  20. Bradshaw, Sherrie (location accountant) (uncredited)
  21. Bryant, Keith (III) (rushes timer: Technicolor, London)
  22. Burgess, Chris (I) (production assistant)
  23. Burrill, Tabitha (accounting assistant: UK)
  24. Butterworth, Sandra (dialogue coach)
  25. Byrne, David (II) (production assistant: Malta)
  26. Cappato, Laura (production coordinator: Italy) (uncredited)
  27. Cassidy, Carmel (assistant accountant)
  28. Castleman, Paul (I) (armorer)
  29. Cerasuolo, Guido (I) (production service supervisor: Italy) (uncredited)
  30. Conkling, Christopher (accountant: Malta)
  31. Conn, Bill (II) (assistant: Mr. Zimmer) (uncredited)
  32. Coveney, Ivo (armour maker)
  33. Dawson, Robert (I) (title designer)
  34. Debono, Andrew (production assistant: Malta)
  35. Demetriou, Robin (catering supervisor: Malta)
  36. Dent, Steve (I) (horse master)
  37. DeVane, Maria (post-production accountant)
  38. Dickerson, Judy (dialogue coach: Mr. Crowe) (as Judi Dickerson)
  39. Dooley, Jim (III) (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  40. Dunne, Tommy (armorer)
  41. Durban, Jim (stand-in: UK)
  42. Eagle, John (technical advisor: Rome/UK)
  43. Ellul, Pierre (set production assistant: Malta) (uncredited)
  44. Englefield, William (armorer)
  45. Evans, Dave (V) (armorer) (uncredited)
  46. Fe, Insa (production assistant: Morocco)
  47. Fisher, Mark (XIII) (stand-in: UK)
  48. Flanagan, Patrick (VI) (stand-in: UK)
  49. Flores, Carmel (tiger trainer: Malta)
  50. Formosa, Mavis (location coordinator: Malta)
  51. Foster, Steven Kent (executive: Scott Free)
  52. Galea, Albert (production consultant: Malta)
  53. Galli, Bernardo (cashier: Italy) (uncredited)
  54. Gold, Richard (I) (crowd marshall) (uncredited)
  55. Greene, Kevin (II) (accountant: Morocco)
  56. Gregory, Nicky (unit nurse)
  57. Gripari, Anya (set production assistant)
  58. Harrington, Aidan (stand-in: UK)
  59. Harris, Rob (I) (unit publicist)
  60. Harrison, Ben (III) (set production assistant) (as Benjamin Harrison)
  61. Hausmann, Alan (armorer)
  62. Hawkins, Crystal (production accountant) (as Crystal A. Hawkins)
  63. Heppel, Peter (design engineer of Buro Happold: Malta)
  64. Higgins, Mike (II) (location manager: Malta)
  65. Id-Idder, Abderhmane (production assistant: Morocco)
  66. Johns, Jeremy (I) (location manager: Morocco)
  67. Johnson, Joy (I) (assistant: Mr. Parkes)
  68. Keane, Lesley (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  69. Kearney, Jemma (assistant: Joaquin Phoenix)
  70. Kenningham, Bridget (location assistant) (uncredited)
  71. Kollar, Brano (production assistant: Malta)
  72. Komornicki, Nick (assistant armorer) (uncredited)
  73. Koulla, Khadja (production coordinator: Morocco) (as Khadija Koulla)
  74. Kroll, Linda (assistant: Ms. MacDonald)
  75. Lai, Anne (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  76. Le Portier, Karen (animal handler: Malta)
  77. Le Portier, Thierry (animal trainer)
  78. Leigh, Milly (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  79. Lent, Tom (adr voice) (uncredited)
  80. Long, Robert (XII) (assistant: Mr. Crowe)
  81. Loukili, Myriam (production accountant) (uncredited)
  82. Mackintosh, Sylvia (assistant accountant)
  83. Martino, Pasquale (II) (animal handler: Malta) (as Pasqual Martino)
  84. McDonough, Richard (I) (set production assistant: Malta) (uncredited)
  85. Medrano, Helen (assistant production accountant) (as Helena Ruiz)
  86. Medrano, Nolan B. (assistant accountant) (as Nolan Medrano)
  87. Miller, Chris (XXI) (technical consultant) (uncredited)
  88. Miller, Randy (III) (tiger trainer: Malta)
  89. Molen, Steven R. (production executive) (uncredited)
  90. Murray, Julian (accounting assistant: UK)
  91. Myler, Cory C. (assistant: Mr. Parkes)
  92. Nakamoto, Moanike'ala (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  93. Nixon, John (III) (supervising armorer: UK)
  94. North, Frédéric (helicopter pilot) (uncredited)
  95. O'Bryan, Rick (trainer: Mr. Crowe)
  96. O'Toole, Matthew (I) (construction accountant: Malta)
  97. Odelga, Sandra (production coordinator: Malta)
  98. Oliver, David (VI) (production assistant)
  99. Payne, Julie (II) (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  100. Penn, Annie (script supervisor) (as Annie Wotton)
  101. Persons, Eric (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  102. Petrides, Andreas (assistant fight master)
  103. Pinter, Nada (script supervisor: second unit)
  104. Pirelli, Kathleen (animal trainer: Morocco) (as Kathy Pirelli)
  105. Powell, Nick (I) (fight master) (as Nicholas Powell)
  106. Proust, Joel (horse master) (uncredited)
  107. Ralphs, Stephen (archery coach) (uncredited)
  108. Ralphs, Stephen (sole archery supplier) (uncredited)
  109. Reynolds, David (VI) (catering manager: UK)
  110. Reynolds, Fess (animal trainer: Morocco)
  111. Reynolds, Paul 'Sled' (chief animal trainer)
  112. Romaine, Paul (velarium shadow design engineer of Buro Happold: Malta)
  113. Rosella, Pietro (II) (animal handler: Malta)
  114. Rossignol, Pascal (set production assistant)
  115. Safran, Nancy (assistant: Mr. Wick)
  116. Sansom, Steve (h.o.d. rigger: Malta)
  117. Schreiber, David A. (assistant: Mr. Wick)
  118. Serafini, Simona (location manager) (uncredited)
  119. Shulman, Neville (I) (consultant: Ridley Scott)
  120. Simmons, Jean (II) (accounting assistant: UK)
  121. Smith, Bob (XXXI) (unit nurse: UK) (uncredited)
  122. Somner, Mark (assistant location manager: UK)
  123. Stanton, Tony (copyist)
  124. Stevens, Alexander (III) (assistant to location manager: UK) (uncredited)
  125. Stivala, Jennifer (accounting assistant: Malta)
  126. Tayebi, Myriam (assistant accountant: Morocco)
  127. Taylor, Mark (XII) (set production assistant)
  128. Tepsic, Snjezana (assistant production coordinator: Malta)
  129. Townshend, Aminta (assistant: Mr. Lustig)
  130. Turner, Jim (II) (production controller)
  131. Vaz, Lucien Nunes (projectionist) (as Lucien Nunes-Vaz)
  132. Waldron, Nick (assistant location manager: UK) (as Nicholas Waldron)
  133. White, Nicky (stand-in: UK)
  134. White, Peter (II) (assistant horse master)
  135. Williams, Betty (I) (assistant accountant)
  136. Williams, Lucy (II) (location assistant) (uncredited)
  137. Wishart, Winnie (production coordinator: Morocco)
  138. Wraight, Michelle (prosthetic assistant) (uncredited)
  139. Zarkowski, DeAnne (animal trainer: Morocco) (as Deann Zarkowski)
  140. Zulfer, Joan (assistant accountant) (as Joan M. Zulfer)

Quotes

[Maximus looks at images of his wife and son] Juba: Can they hear you? Maximus: Who? Juba: Your family. In the afterlife. Maximus: Oh yes. Juba: What do you say to them? Maximus: To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business. Gracchus: I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people. Marcus Aurelius: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome? Commodus: Yes, father. Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor. Commodus: Which wiser, older man is to take my place? Marcus Aurelius: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again. Commodus: Maximus? Marcus Aurelius: Yes. My decision disappoints you? Commodus: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list. Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son. Marcus Aurelius: Oh, Commodus. You go too far. Commodus: I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud. One kind word, one full hug... where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight. Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that you hate so much? Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus. Commodus: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father. Marcus Aurelius: [Marcus Aurelius gets down on his knees] Commodus. Your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come [Gives Commodus a hug] Commodus: [Commodus hugs Marcus and cries] Father. I would have butcher the whole world... if you would only love me! [Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus while they hug, Marcus grunts] Cassius: On this day, we reach back to hallowed antiquity, to bring you a recreation of the second fall of the mighty Carthage!... On the barren plain of Zama, there stood the invincible armies of the barbarian Hannibal. Ferocious mercenaires and warriors from all brute nations, bent on merciless destruction, conquest. Your emperor is pleased to give you the barbarian horde! [Crowd cheers] Maximus: [while Cassius continues his introduction] Anyone here been in the army? [an unknown gladiator responds yes and tells Maximus he served under his command at Vindobona] You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive. Cassius: I'm pleased to bring to you the Legionnaires of Scipio Africanus! Gracchus: The Senate is the people, sire. Chosen from among the people, to speak for the people. Maximus: You don't find it hard to do your duty? Cicero: Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to. Commodus: Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once. Gracchus: He enters Rome like a conquering hero. But what has he conquered? Falco: Give him time, Gracchus. He's young, he may do very well. Gracchus: For Rome? Or for you? Lucilla: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome. [to his dead friend] Juba: I will see you again... but not yet... not yet... Commodus: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena? Maximus: You would fight me? Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid? Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life. Lucilla: I want to help you. Maximus: Yes, you can help me... Forget you ever knew me, and never come back here again. Maximus: I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back." Commodus: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death? Maximus: You must know. He was your father. Commodus: You loved my father, I know. But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn't it? Smile for me now, brother. [stabs him] Maximus: At my signal, unleash hell. Maximus: Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe that they fought and died for nothing. Marcus Aurelius: And what would you believe? Maximus: They fought for you and for Rome. Marcus Aurelius: And what is Rome, Maximus? Maximus: I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light. Marcus Aurelius: Yet you have never been there. You have not seen what it has become. I am dying, Maximus. When a man sees his end... he wants to know there was some purpose to his life. How will the world speak my name in years to come? Will I be known as the philosopher? The warrior? The tyrant...? Or will I be the emperor who gave Rome back her true self? There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish... it was so fragile. And I fear that it will not survive the winter. [Watching Lucius sleep] Commodus: He sleeps so well because he is loved. Maximus: What we do in life echoes in eternity. Maximus: I am required to kill, so I kill. That is enough. Proximo: That's enough for the provinces, but not enough for Rome. Maximus: [after swiftly dispatching another gladiator] Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here? Crowd: Spaniard, Spaniard, Spaniard... Commodus: Rise. Rise. [Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand] Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name. Maximus: My name is Gladiator. [turns away from Commodus] Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name. Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. [Commodus trembles in disbelief] Quintus: Arms! [Praetorians point their spears at the gladiators while the Colosseum crowd chants for them to live. Commodus shakes his head and motions the crowd for silence. He then raises his fist and reluctantly gives the thumbs-up signal] Maximus: My name is Gladiator. Lucius Verus: I like you Spaniard, and I shall cheer for you. Maximus: They let you watch the games? Lucius Verus: My uncle says it makes me strong. Maximus: And what does your father say? Lucius Verus: My father's dead. Servant: Master Lucius, it is time. Lucius Verus: I have to go. Maximus: Thy name is Lucius? Lucius Verus: Lucius Verus, after my father. Quintus: People should know when they are conquered. Maximus: Would you, Quintus? Would I? Marcus Aurelius: When was the last time you were home? Maximus: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning. Lucius Verus: Are you the one they call the Spaniard? Maximus: Yes. Lucius Verus: They said you were a giant. They said you could crush a man's skull with one hand. Maximus: A man's? No. A boy's Maximus: Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing. Marcus Aurelius: There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile. Maximus: Ancestors, I ask you for your guidance. Blessed mother, come to me with the Gods' desire for my future. Blessed father, watch over my wife and son with a ready sword. Whisper to them that I live only to hold them again, for all else is dust and air. Ancestors, I honor you and will try to live with the dignity that you have taught me. Maximus: I may die here in this cell or in the arena tomorrow. What possible difference can I make? Gracchus: He will bring them death, and they will love him for it. Commodus: And now they love Maximus for his mercy. So I can't just kill him, or it makes me even more unmerciful! The whole thing's like some crazed nightmare. Falco: He is defying you. His every victory is an act of defiance. The mob sees this, and so does the senate. Every day he lives, they grow bolder. Kill him. Commodus: No. I will not make a martyr of him. [Commodus walks around] Falco: I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method of attracting its prey. It will lie at the bottom of the ocean as if wounded. Then its enemies will approach, and yet it will lie quite still. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still. Commodus: So, we will lie still, and let our enemies come to us and nibble. Have every senator followed. Commodus: Have I missed it? Have I missed the battle? Marcus Aurelius: You have missed the war. Commodus: Father, congratulations. I shall sacrifice a hundred bulls to honor your triumph. Marcus Aurelius: Save the bulls. Honor Maximus. He won the battle. Gracchus: Fear and wonder, a powerful combination. Falco: You really think people are going to be seduced by that? Gracchus: I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they'll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it's the sand of the coliseum. He'll bring them death - and they will love him for it. Gracchus: But the Senate IS the people, sire. Chosen from AMONG the people. To speak FOR the people. Commodus: I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you, Gracchus. Or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius. Maximus: Strength and honor. Commodus: It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed. [addressing his troops] Maximus: Fratres! [Cavalry addresses Maximus] Maximus: Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line! Stay with me! If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you're already dead! [Cavalry laughs] Maximus: Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity. [last lines] Juba: And now we are Free. I will see you again... but not yet... Not yet! [as an executioner tries to draw his sword but can't] Maximus: The frost, it sometimes makes the blade stick. [kills the executioner] [His only line] Tigris: We who are about to die, salute you! Proximo: Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around, eating, and not mating. You sold me... queer giraffes. I want my money back. Proximo: Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom. Maximus: You risk too much. Lucilla: I have much to pay for. Maximus: You have nothing to pay for. Proximo: Congratulations, you have very persuasive friends. Lucilla: My brother's had Gracchus arrested. We daren't wait any longer. We must leave tonight. Proximo will be here t midnight and take you to the gate. Your servant, Cicero will be waiting there with horses. [Maximus nods] Maximus: You have done all this? Lucilla: Yes. Maximus: [sighs] You risk too much. Lucilla: I have much to pay for. [Maximus shakes his head] Maximus: You have nothing to pay for. You love your son, you are strong for him. Lucilla: I am tired of being strong.(sighs) My brother hates all the world and you most of all. Maximus: Because your father chose me. Lucilla: No because my father loved you... and because I loved you. Maximus: A long time ago. [kisses her hand] Lucilla: [smiles] Was I very different then? Maximus: (shakes his head, touches her face with his finger) You laughed more. Lucilla: I have felt alone all my life, except with you. I must go. Maximus: Yes. [kisses Lucilla one last time] Marcus Aurelius: Let us pretend that you are a loving daughter, and I am a good father. Lucilla: This is a pleasant fiction, is it not? Maximus: Are you in danger of becoming a good man, Proximo? Proximo: Ha! Lucilla: My brother hates all the world and you most of all. Maximus: Because your father chose me. Lucilla: No. Because my father loved you. And because I loved you. Proximo: [addressing his new recruits] I am Proximo! I shall be closer to you for the next few days, which will be the last of your miserable lives, than that bitch of a mother who first brought you screaming into this world! I did not pay good money for your company. I paid it so that I might profit from your death. And just as your mother was there at your beginning, I shall be there at your end. And when you die - and die you shall - your transition will be to the sound of... [claps his hands] Gladiators... I salute you. [Looking at some slaves] Proximo: Can any of them fight? I've got a match coming up. Slave Trader: Some are good for fighting, others for dying. You need both, I think. Proximo: [holding up a sword] Thrust this into another man's flesh, and they will applaud and love you for that. You may even begin to love them [thrusts] for that. Proximo: Some of you are thinking that you won't fight. Others, that you can't fight. They all say that, until they're out there Proximo: Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men. Commodus: I think I understand my own people. Gracchus: Then perhaps Caesar will be so good as to teach us, out of his own extensive experience? Commodus: I call it love, Gracchus. The people are my children, I am their father. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly... Gracchus: Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, sire? Commodus: No, but if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you will. [Upon seeing the Coliseum for the first time] Juba: I didn't know men could build such things. Lucilla: Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him. Gracchus: Who will help me carry him? [Gladiators surround Maximus to carry him out of the arena] Maximus' Son: Mamma, i soldati! Proximo: He knows too well how to manipulate the mob. Maximus: Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome, Proximo. That is not it. That is not it! Proximo: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus! [just before he is stabbed by the guards] Proximo: Shadows and dust. Marcus Aurelius: You have proven your valor once again, Maximus. Let us hope for the last time. Maximus: There is no one left to fight, sire. Marcus Aurelius: There is always someone left to fight. How can I reward Rome's greatest general? Maximus: Let me go home. Marcus Aurelius: Ah, home. Marcus Aurelius: Won't you accept this great honor that I have offered you? Maximus: With all my heart, no. Marcus Aurelius: Maximus, that is why it must be you. Juba: You have a great name. He must kill your name before he kills you. [after the final duel] Maximus: Quintus! Release my men. Senator Gracchus is to be reinstated. There was a dream that was Rome. It shall be realized. These are the wishes of Marcus Aurelius. Proximo: So Spaniard, we shall go to Rome together and have bloody adventures. And the great whore will suckle us until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more. And then, when enough men have died, perhaps you will have your freedom. Commodus: You and I are not much different. You take life when you have to, as I do. Maximus: I have only one more life to take. Then it is done. Commodus: [to Falco] Lucius will stay with me now. And if his mother so much as looks at me in a manner that displeases me, he will die. If she decides to be noble and takes her own life, he will die. [to Lucilla] And as for you, you will love me as I loved you. You will provide me with an heir of pure blood, so that Commodus and his progeny will rule for a thousand years. Am I not merciful? [Lucilla turns her head] AM I NOT MERCIFUL? Commodus: If you're very good, tomorrow night I'll tell you the story of emperor Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood. They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. He knew they were busy little bees. And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, "Tell me what you've been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you. You shall watch as I bathe in their blood." And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done. And what do you think happened then, Lucius? Lucius Verus: I don't know, uncle. Commodus: The little bee told him everything. Gracchus: The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. He'll bring them death and they will love him for it. Lucilla: Please be quiet, brother! Your constant scheming gives me even more of a headache! Lucilla: What did my father want with you? Maximus: To wish me well before I leave for home. Lucilla: You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it. Maximus: I never acquired your comfort with it. Lucilla: True, but then you never had to, life is more simple for a soldier. Or do you think me heartless? Maximus: I think you have a talent for survival. Marcus Aurelius: [to his daughter Lucilla] If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made. Quintus: Maximus, please be careful, that wasn't prudent. Maximus: Prudent? The Emperor has been slain. Maximus: [to Proximo] He killed the man who set you free. Maximus: Roma Ignis Commodus: What am I going to do with you? You simply won't... die. Are we so different, you and I? You take life when you have to... as I do. Maximus: I have only one more life to take. Then it is done. Commodus: Then take it now. [Maximus pauses, then turns around and walks away] Commodus: They tell me your son... [Maximus stops] Commodus: ...squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife... moaned like a whore when they ravaged her again and again... and again. Maximus: The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end. [Bows head] Highness. Gracchus: And after your glorious coup, what then? You take your five thousand and... leave? Maximus: Yes, I will leave. The soldiers will stay here for your protection, under the guidance of the Senate. Gracchus: So, after Rome's all yours, you just give it back to the people. Tell me why. Maximus: Because that was a dying man's last wish. I will kill Commodus. The fate of Rome, I leave to you. Gracchus: Marcus Aurelius trusted you. His daughter trusts you. I will trust you. Give me two days, and I will purchase your freedom. And you, stay alive, or I'll be dead. Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here? Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire. [Maximus is about to ride out with the cavalry to fight the barbarians] Quintus: Soldier! I told you to move those catapults forward. They're out of range. Maximus: Range is good. Quintus: The danger to the cavalry... Maximus: Is acceptable. Agreed? [to his men before a battle] Maximus: Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. [during the fight with Maximus, Commodus loses his sword] Commodus: Quintus, sword! [Quintus does nothing] Commodus: Give me your sword! [Quintus does nothing] Commodus: [to his guards] Sword, give me a sword! [the guards unsheathe their swords] Quintus: Sheathe your swords! Sheathe your swords! [the guards sheathe their swords] Maximus: Quintus, look at me. Look at me! Promise me that you'll look after my family. Quintus: Your family will meet you in the afterlife. [Lucilla tries to convince Maximus to conspire with Senator Gracchus] Lucilla: This man wants what you want. Maximus: Then have *him* kill Commodus! Proximo: I know that you are a man of your word, General. I know that you would die for honor, for Rome, for the memory of your ancestors. But as for me? I'm an entertainer. Maximus: Do you remember what it was to have trust, Proximo? Proximo: [unfamiliarly] Trust? Maximus: [laughing] You knew Marcus Aurelius? Proximo: [very quickly and defensively] I didn't say I knew him, I said he touched me on the shoulder once! Maximus: [the negotiator is riding headless towards the army] They say, "No." Commodus: It's a dream, a frightful dream... life is... [last lines] Maximus: Lucius is safe.

Other Titles

  1. Gladiator (2000) (ENG)
    (Austria)

  2. Gladiator (2000) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  3. Il gladiatore (2000) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  4. The Gladiators (1999) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  5. Gladiatore, Il (2000) (ITA)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco
  2. Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
  3. Atlas Corporation Studios, Ouarzazate, Morocco - (studio)
  4. Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK - (Opening battle scenes)
  5. Malta
  6. Ouarzazate, Morocco
  7. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  8. Val d'Orcia, Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Trivia

- Like modern day athletes, ancient Roman gladiators did product endorsements. The producers considered including this in the script but discarded the idea as unbelievable.

- 'Russell Crowe' (qv) began shooting for Gladiator a few months after _The Insider (1999)_ (qv) wrapped. He had gained upwards of 40 pounds for his Oscar-nominated role in The Insider and yet lost it all before Gladiator began. He claims he did nothing special other than normal work on his farm in Australia.

- 'Lou Ferrigno' (qv) was originally cast as Tigris of Gaul, but was replaced during production by 'Sven-Ole Thorsen' (qv) who had been lobbying hard for the part.

- 'Oliver Reed (I)' (qv) suffered a fatal heart attack during principal photography. Some of his sequences had to be re-edited and a double, photographed in the shadows and with a 3D CGI mask of Reed's face, was used as a stand-in. The film is dedicated to his memory.

- 'Connie Nielsen (I)' (qv) found the 2000-year-old signet ring which she wears in the movie, in an antique store.

- In the Colosseum scenes, only the bottom two decks are actually filled with people. The other thousands of people are computer-animated.

- In the Spanish

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