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Release Date: May 5th, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

R|2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, David Schofield

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Adventure, Historical drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dreamworks Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Transformation, Gritty, Revenge, Murder

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  • The whole enterprise rests on Mr. Crowe's armor-clad shoulders, and he carries it remarkably well. show more

  • It's a stunning Roman triumph.

  • Emphasizing brawn over brain and spectacle over intimacy, Ridley Scott's Gladiator nevertheless is an impressive accomplishment in its re-creation not only of the golden age of the Roman Empire but of the unspeakable brutality with which one of the world's greatest states conducted its business. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Sound
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Costume Design
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Directing