Born on October 1, 1930
From Limerick, Ireland
Richard Harris as "Marcus Aurelius"
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|