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Gladiator
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Douglas Wick
David Franzoni
Branko Lustig
Written by David Franzoni
Starring Russell Crowe
Joaquin Phoenix
Connie Nielsen
Oliver Reed
Richard Harris
Distributed by Dreamworks/Universal Pictures
Release date 5 May 2000
Running time 155 min.
Language English
Budget $103,000,000
IMDb profile

Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. It won five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony, including the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture. Gladiator is a critically acclaimed and commercially successful film but, like most films based in antiquity, it was criticized by historians for its (abundant) inaccuracies [citation needed]. Nonetheless, it is considered a classic among many, because of its epic nature, beautiful setting, vivid battles, and praised direction from Ridley Scott. Some feel it is Crowe's defining performance. It is also referred to for making the classical epic popular again, leading to films like Troy and Kingdom of Heaven (incidentally, the latter was also directed by Ridley Scott). Image File history File links This is a copyrighted poster. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... David Franzoni is a screenwriter. ... Branko Lustig (born June 10, 1932) is a prominent film producer. ... David Franzoni is a screenwriter. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... Connie Nielsen in Mission To Mars (2000) Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen (born July 3, 1965) is a Danish actress. ... Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 – May 2, 1999) was an English actor known for his macho image on and off screen. ... Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. ... DreamWorks, L.L.C., doing business as DreamWorks SKG, is a Big Ten studio based in the United States which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a Big Ten movie studio that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. ... The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Troy is a movie that was released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, which is described in Homers Iliad and other Greek myths as having taken place in Anatolia (modern Turkey) around the 13th or 12th century BC. It stars, among others: Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric... Kingdom of Heaven is a movie released on May 6, 2005, written by William Monahan, and directed and produced by Ridley Scott. ...

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Plot

A farmer-turned-soldier by the name of Maximus Decimus Meridius (played by Russell Crowe) is one of the top generals in the Roman army. He leads his men to many victories and gains the support from the masses and even the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. The emperor is dying, and because he trusts Maximus over his only son Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix), the emperor appoints temporary leadership to Maximus in order to return the power to the Senate. When Commodus realizes what is about to happen, he murders his father in order to acquire the position through being next in line. At the same moment, he also orders his men to murder Maximus before he can claim his rightful positions; he also orders the murder of his family. Maximus escapes his fate and gallops to his home only to find that he was too late, and his family has been slaughtered. Maximus is taken by slavers as he sleeps by his family's grave, and must then start over and work his way up by fighting as a gladiator in various arenas. To gain success and power, he appeals to the Roman people, under the name and title, "Spaniard". His power and fame continue to grow until he finally reaches the historic Roman Colosseum and comes into contact again with his true enemy, Commodus. When realising that the famous "Spaniard" is his arch enemy, Commodus is forced to let him live due to the cries of the crowd. Maximus later survives an indirect attack on his life when he is forced into a match against the "only undefeated champion in Roman History." Maximus, portrayed by Russell Crowe. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Marcus Aurelius Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. ... Coin of Bruttia Crispina Augusta, wife of Commodus. ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... The Roman Senate (Latin, Senatus) was a deliberative body which was important in the government of both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy: an exterior view of the best-preserved section. ...


At one point, Maximus makes an attempt to rejoin his army and execute a coup on the city of Rome. However the emperor gains knowledge of this by means of his eight year old nephew and the coup fails. Commodus then realises that he has to get rid of Maximus, and arranges a fight with him in the arena but stabs him before the match starts. Maximus still manages to kill him but dies soon after, passing on the wishes of Marcus Aurelius.

Production

One of the much-praised CGI shots of Rome.
One of the much-praised CGI shots of Rome.

Overall, Gladiator cost a collected $145.7 million to film and promote, with most of the production costs spent on computer special effects. However, the movie grossed over $187 million in American theaters alone and after earning more than $269 million overseas, Gladiator proved to be a huge success at the box office[1]. Image File history File links Scene of the movie Gladiator This file has been listed on Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images, because it is missing information on its source or copyright status. ... Image File history File links Scene of the movie Gladiator This file has been listed on Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images, because it is missing information on its source or copyright status. ... The pseudopod in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... This article is about the capital of Italy. ...


Actor Oliver Reed died in Malta during the filming of Gladiator; as a result, a body double and digitally altered outtake footage of the actor were used in his absence, at an estimated cost of $3 million. The film is dedicated to his memory. Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 – May 2, 1999) was an English actor known for his macho image on and off screen. ... A body double is a general term for someone who substitutes for the credited actor of a character in any recorded visual medium, whether videotape or film. ... Film outtake An outtake can be a take or scene, as of a movie, or a television program, that is filmed but not used in the final version, usually for pacing reasons. ...


Gladiator received more positive reviews than negative ones, but it was not without its share of detractors. In particular Roger Ebert was harshly critical of the film attacking the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct." He also derided the writing saying that it "employs depression as a substitute for personality, and believes that if characters are bitter and morose enough, we won't notice how dull they are."


The soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, and conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Most of the film was shot in Morocco and Malta where a replica of the Colosseum was built. The battle scene early in the film was shot in England. This soundtrack to the 2000 Oscar-winning film Gladiator was composed by Hans Zimmer, with Lisa Gerrard adding vocals and creative advice. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. ... Lisa Gerrard is an Australian musician and singer who gained international renown as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with fellow Australian Brendan Perry. ... Gavin Greenaway is a music composer and conductor. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004...


Cast

Image File history File links Sir_Derek_Jacobi. ... Image File history File links Sir_Derek_Jacobi. ... Sir Derek Jacobi plays Gracchus in Gladiator. ... The Gracchi were a noble plebeian family of ancient Rome. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Maximus, portrayed by Russell Crowe. ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... Coin of Bruttia Crispina Augusta, wife of Commodus. ... Connie Nielsen in Mission To Mars (2000) Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen (born July 3, 1965) is a Danish actress. ... Denarius of Lucilla. ... Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. ... Marcus Aurelius Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. ... Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 – May 2, 1999) was an English actor known for his macho image on and off screen. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Sir Derek Jacobi plays Gracchus in Gladiator. ... The Gracchi were a noble plebeian family of ancient Rome. ... This article is about Gaius, the jurist. ... Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born on April 24, 1960) is an African actor, dancer and fashion model who was born in Cotonou, Benin. ... Juba I of Numidia (Reigned 60 B.C. - 46 B.C.) Juba I Juba I (c. ... Spencer Treat Clark (born September 24, 1987) in New York, is an actor who has starred in several films such as Gladiator, Mystic River (film), and Unbreakable. ... Lucius Verus Lucius Ceionius Commodus Verus Armeniacus (December 15, 130 - 169), known simply as Lucius Verus, was Roman co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius, from 161 until his death. ... Denarius of Lucilla. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen is a Danish actor/stuntman/athlete born 24th of September, 1944 in Copenhagen. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin Gallia, Greek Galatia) was the region of Western Europe occupied by present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... Marcus Tullius Cicero (IPA: ;) (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was an orator and statesman of Ancient Rome, and is generally considered the greatest Latin orator and prose stylist. ...

Trivia

  • The four British veteran screen and classical stage actors (Shrapnel, Jacobi, Harris and Reed) were jokingly referred to by Crowe during filming as 'our four horsemen of the Apocalypse'[1], and their English accent is often copied in the film by the American and Australian actors in order to merge in.

Woodcut by Albrecht Dürer The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are mentioned in the Bible in chapter six of the Book of Revelation, which predicts that they will ride during the Apocalypse. ...

Influences

Historical

Commodus as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix
Commodus as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix

The Roman emperors portrayed in the movie are Marcus Aurelius (played by Richard Harris), who ruled AD 161180, and his son, the deranged Commodus, who ruled between 180192, and scandalized Roman society by appearing in the Colosseum as a gladiator, and spent most, if not all, of his time as Emperor in staging gladiatorial combats, seemingly obsessed with the sport. The film's characterization attempts to reflect Marcus Aurelius's reputation for wisdom but does so by placing a modern democratic slant to his actions and beliefs. The representation of Commodus is extremely watered down, as the (possibly biased, senatorial) sources such as the Augustan History present Commodus as far more insane and bloodthirsty than he appears in the film. While Commodus was the only Roman Emperor to fight as a gladiator (discounting reports of Caligula having done the same, as there is no record outside of Suetonius that he ever did so), he was killed by a gladiator, but not in the arena, as the film suggests. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Marcus Aurelius Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. ... There are more than one Richard Harris: Richard Harris (actor) Richard Harris (correspondent) Richard Harris (prospector) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Gladiator (2000 movie) ... File links The following pages link to this file: Gladiator (2000 movie) ... Coin of Bruttia Crispina Augusta, wife of Commodus. ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... Marcus Aurelius Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (April 26, 121 – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. ... Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. ... Events March 7 - Roman emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. ... For other uses, see number 180. ... Coin of Bruttia Crispina Augusta, wife of Commodus. ... For other uses, see number 180. ... Events The kingdom of Champa begins to control south and central Vietnam (approximate date). ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy: an exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... Pollice Verso, an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Democracy is, literally, rule by the people (from the Greek demos, people, and kratos, rule). The methods by which this rule is exercised, and indeed the composition of the people are central to various definitions of democracy, but useful contrasts can be made with oligarchies and autocracies, where political authority... The Roman Senate (Lat. ... The Augustan History (Lat. ... Inmates at Bedlam Asylum, as portrayed by William Hogarth Insanity, or madness, is a semi-permanent, severe mental disorder typically stemming from a form of mental illness. ... Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus (August 31, 12 – January 24, 41), also known as Gaius Caesar or Caligula, was the third Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from 37 to 41. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Lucilla was Commodus’s sister and was married to Lucius Verus (mentioned in the film as the dead father of her son Lucius Verus, but not mentioned as co-emperor or seen), her father’s co-emperor until his death in 169. The incest, or attempted incest, in the movie is not historically accurate. Lucilla was in fact implicated in plots with members of the senate to kill her brother. In 182, following an assassination attempt on Commodus, Lucilla was exiled to Capri and subsequently executed on her brother’s orders. Denarius of Lucilla. ... Lucius Verus Lucius Ceionius Commodus Verus Armeniacus (December 15, 130 - 169), known simply as Lucius Verus, was Roman co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius, from 161 until his death. ... Overlooking Capri harbor from the rotunda in Villa San Michele. ...


The opening battle most likely is intended to depict the last fight of the Marcomannic wars. Nearing the end of the battle, Maximus inexplicably raises the cry 'Roma Victor,' meaning 'Rome, the Conqueror.' (Greco-Roman culture often anthropomorphized aspects of civilzation and nature in order to depict them as gods/goddesses to be recognized. Case in point: Rome as a female entity and/or deity.) The Marcomanni were a Germanic tribe, probably related to the Suebi or Suevi. ... The mirror of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ...


The city of Rome is seen in all of its glory, and the Colosseum (then actually called the Flavian Amphitheatre) is accurately seen as the stadium for the Roman people, though the topography, views and ground plan of ancient city-centre Rome around it are entirely fictionalised and owe much to Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl, 1931 Berta Helene Amalie Leni Riefenstahl (August 22, 1902 – September 8, 2003) was a German athlete, actress, director and filmmaker widely noted for her aesthetics and advances in film technique. ...


The character of Maximus is entirely fictional, though he is similar in some respects to the historical figures of Narcissus (the character's name in the first draft of the screenplay and the real killer of Commodus), Spartacus (who led a significant slave revolt), and Cincinnatus (the saviour of Rome who wished nothing more than to return to his farm). Narcissus was a Roman athlete and wrestler from the 2nd century AD. He was employed by emperor Commodus as his wrestling partner and personal trainer in order to train him for his appearances in the Colosseum as a gladiator. ... Spartacus, who was believed to be a Thracian (born in what is now Sandanski in present-day Bulgaria), was enslaved by the Romans and led a large slave uprising in what is now Italy during the period 73 BC to 71 BC. His army of escaped gladiators and slaves defeated... With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. ...


Artistic

The film's plot basically comes from two 1960s films of Hollywood's sword and sandal genre, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Spartacus. ... D. W. Griffith set out to depict the splendor of ancient Babylon in Intolerance. ... The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, and Christopher Plummer. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film by Stanley Kubrick based on the historical novel of the same name by Howard Fast. ...


The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) tells the story of Livius, who, like Maximus in Gladiator, is Marcus Aurelius's heir. Both films tell the story of Commodus' murder of Marcus Aurelius and his seizure of power when he learns that the old emperor is planning to appoint Livius/Maximus as his successor. Livius/Maximus are exiled and seek to avenge Marcus Aurelius by killing Commodus. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Pollice Verso, an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ...


Spartacus (1960) provides the film's gladiatorial motif, as well as the character of Senator Gracchus, a fictitious senator (bearing the name of a pair of revolutionary Tribunes from the 2nd century BC) who in both films is an elder statesman of ancient Rome attempting to preserve the ancient rights of the Roman senate in the face of an ambitious autocratMarcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus and Commodus in Gladiator. Interestingly, Gracchus was played in Spartacus by Charles Laughton, who played Claudius in the 1937 film I, Claudius, while he was played in Gladiator by Sir Derek Jacobi, who played Claudius in the 1975 BBC adaptation. Pollice Verso, an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ... The Roman office of tribune of the people (tribunus plebis) was established in 494 BC, about 15 years after the foundation of the Roman Republic in 509. ... (3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) // Events 175 BCE - Antiochus IV Epiphanes, took possession of the Syrian throne, at the murder of his brother Seleucus IV Philopator, which rightly belonged to his nephew Demetrius I Soter. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... The Roman Senate (Latin, Senatus) was a deliberative body which was important in the government of both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. ... An autocrat is generally speaking any ruler with absolute power; the term is now usually used in a negative sense (cf. ... Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (Latin: M·LICINIVS·P·F·P·N·CRASSVS·¹) (c. ... Charles Laughton as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 - 15 December 1962) was a British-born American stage and film actor. ... I, Claudius is a novel by Robert Graves, (ISBN 067972477X) first published in 1934, dealing sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesars assassination in 44 BC to Caligulas assassination in 41 AD... Sir Derek Jacobi plays Gracchus in Gladiator. ...


The story of Maximus bears similiarity to Judah Ben-Hur. Both are accused of treason to the Roman Empire, becoming a slave and rising through the ranks, desiring vengeance and finding new life, be it Christian or pagan. Ben-Hur is a 1959 film directed by William Wyler, and is the most recent and most popular, live-action film version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... Octavian, widely known as Augustus, founder of the Roman empire The Roman Empire was a phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by an autocratic form of government. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus, whom they regard as a/the Christ. ... Pagan may refer to: A believer in Paganism or Neopaganism Bagan, a city in Myanmar also known as Pagan Pagan (album), the 6th album by Celtic metal band Cruachan Pagan Island, of the Northern Mariana Islands Pagan Lorn, a metal band from Luxembourg, Europe (1994-1998) Pagans Mind, is...


Additionally, Maximus, Quintus and other characters, as well as the opening sequence of the film (set in Germany), appear to be based on a work of historical fiction by Wallace Breem, Eagle in the Snow (set some 200 years later). A historical novel is a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, where the time the action takes place in predates the time of the first publication -- distinguish and contrast the genre of alternate history. ... Wallace Breem (1926–1990) was a British librarian and author, the Librarian and Keeper of Manuscripts of the Inner Temple Law Library at his death, but perhaps more widely known for his historical novels, including the classic Eagle in the Snow (1970). ... Eagle in the Snow (ISBN 1590710118) is a modern classic of historical fiction. ...


The film's depiction of Commodus's entry into Rome borrows imagery from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will (1934), although Ridley Scott has pointed out that the iconography of Nazi rallies was of course inspired by the Roman Empire. Riefenstahl, 1931 Berta Helene Amalie Leni Riefenstahl (August 22, 1902 – September 8, 2003) was a German athlete, actress, director and filmmaker widely noted for her aesthetics and advances in film technique. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a documentary-style propaganda film by the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl that chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Awards

Gladiator was nominated in 36 individual ceremonies, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes[2]. The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


The film won five Academy Awards and was nominated for an additional seven, including Best Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director for Ridley Scott. There is controversy over the film's nomination for Best Original Music Score. The award was officially nominated only to Hans Zimmer, and not to Lisa Gerrard due to Academy rules. However, the pair did win the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score as co-composers. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer, best known for composing film scores. ... Lisa Gerrard is an Australian musician and singer who gained international renown as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with fellow Australian Brendan Perry. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ...

"Smile for me now, brother!" Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix addresses Oscar-winner Russell Crowe.
"Smile for me now, brother!" Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix addresses Oscar-winner Russell Crowe.

File links The following pages link to this file: Gladiator (2000 movie) ... File links The following pages link to this file: Gladiator (2000 movie) ... Phoenix portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. ... The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

References

  1. ^ Diana Landau, Gladiator: The Making of the Ridley Scott Epic, p50
  1.   Gladiator total gross at Box Office Mojo
  2.   Gladiator awards tally at IMDB

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See also

Pollice Verso, an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... This soundtrack to the 2000 Oscar-winning film Gladiator was composed by Hans Zimmer, with Lisa Gerrard adding vocals and creative advice. ...

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