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In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle...

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Directed by

Ridley Scott

Written by

David Franzoni (Screenplay)
John Logan (Screenplay)
William Nicholson (Screenplay)

Runtime

155 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A Hero Will Rise.

Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship slavery combat senate philosopher arena emperor rome italy battlefield gladiator roman empire ancient world chariot fictionalized history barbarian horde 2nd century successor maximus

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Lists

#47 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#169 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#151 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design Janty Yates

Oscar for Best Picture Branko Lustig David Franzoni Douglas Wick

Oscar for Best Sound Bob Beemer Scott Millan

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Russell Crowe