The film is on the first disc, the second one has a three-hour documentary into the making of the film by DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, and the third disc contains supplements. The film was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray by Paramount Home Media Distribution on May 15, 2018.[96]. [68] It remained number one in its second weekend grossing $24.6 million, and dropped to third place in its third weekend with $19.7 million behind newcomers Dinosaur, Mission: Impossible 2 and Shanghai Noon. I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you, Gracchus. They showed him a copy of Jean-Léon Gérôme's 1872 painting entitled Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down). [77] In 2002, a Channel 4 (UK TV) poll named it as the sixth greatest film of all time. You will not be emperor. Disguised by a masked helmet, Maximus debuts in gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum as a Carthaginian in a re-enactment of the Battle of Zama. : Another asked not to be mentioned in the credits (though it was stated in the director's commentary that he constantly asked, "where is the proof that certain things were exactly like they say?"). Quintus, sword! : The whole thing's like some crazed nightmare. You're being directed by Ridley Scott. Proximo reveals that he was once a gladiator who was freed by Marcus Aurelius, and advises Maximus that he must "win the crowd" to win his freedom. Joaquin Raphael Phoenix (ur. Falco [67], In North America, the film earned $34.8 million in its opening weekend at 2,938 theaters, topping the box office. : And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena? : : The DVD is also notable for having a new commentary track featuring director Scott and star Crowe. [53][54] The Germanic tribes are dressed in clothes from the Stone Age period. ", "Nick Cave's rejected Gladiator 2 script uncovered! : However, Haza died in late February 2000, before she was able to record, and so Gerrard was chosen instead. Commodus Commodus [31], An unexpected post-production job was caused by the death of Oliver Reed of a heart attack during the filming in Malta, before all his scenes had been shot. Are you ready to do your duty for Rome? The film was co-produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures. Nevertheless, some deviations from historical fact were made to increase interest, maintain narrative continuity, and for practical or safety reasons. Striving for the right answers? Maximus will escape Rome, join his soldiers, topple Commodus by force, and hand power back to the Roman Senate. In fact, most statues were thought to have painted eyes and pupils at the time when they were created; it was only through the passage of time that the paint would have worn off, leaving the statues with their blank stares. [16], In preparation for filming, Scott spent several months developing storyboards to develop the framework of the plot. : Chosen from AMONG the people. Joaquin Phoenix (1974 - ) 1 Film Deaths 2 TV Deaths 3 Notable Connections 4 Gallery Return to Paradise (1998) [Lewis McBride]: Executed by hanging by the Malaysian government, on a drug charge. Angered at this outcome, Commodus taunts Maximus about his family's deaths, but Maximus turns and walks away. [55], The Roman cavalry are shown using stirrups. : : Maximus's next fight is against a legendary undefeated gladiator named Tigris of Gaul. In the bird's eye view of Rome when the city is introduced for the first time there are several buildings that did not exist at the time of Gladiator. ...squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. [Marcus Aurelius gets down on his knees]  : [Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand]. Before he dies, he asks for political reforms, for his gladiator allies to be freed, and for Senator Gracchus to be reinstated. When Commodus realizes his father won't change his mind, he murders him. Both actors who played Gracchus (in Spartacus and Gladiator), played Claudius in previous films – Charles Laughton of Spartacus played Claudius in the unfinished 1937 film I, Claudius and Sir Derek Jacobi of Gladiator, played Claudius in the 1976 BBC adaptation. Fire arrows and canisters fired from catapults were not used at any point in ancient history. Commodus : : : You loved my father, I know. Give me your sword! Han föddes i San Juan, Puerto Rico den 28 oktober 1974. Commodus Juba visits the Colosseum at night and buries the figurines of Maximus's wife and son at the spot where he died. The film would have concluded with Maximus defeating Roman legionaries led by an adult Lucius and becoming an immortal force of war, with a 20-minute sequence of Maximus fighting in the Crusades, World War II, and the Vietnam War before ending up working at the modern-day Pentagon. The website's critical consensus reads, "Ridley Scott and an excellent cast successfully convey the intensity of Roman gladiatorial combat as well as the political intrigue brewing beneath. Oh, Commodus. Maximus Lucky You! In Franzoni's first draft, dated April 4, 1998, he named his protagonist Narcissus, a wrestler who, according to the ancient sources Herodian and Cassius Dio, strangled Emperor Commodus to death. You go too far. The bands wrapped around their lower arms were rarely worn. : : [80], Conversely, Roger Ebert gave the film 2 out of 4 stars, criticizing the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct." : [106], By November 2018, it was announced that Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel, which Universal has the option to co-finance, with Scott returning as director and Peter Craig writing the script. Kill him. [51][56] Catapults and ballistae would not have been used in a forest. A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery. : Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him, as regent, to help save Rome from corruption and restore the Roman Republic. Joaquin Phoenix (/hwɑːˈkiːn ˈfiːnɪks/), tidigare känd som Leaf Phoenix, född som Joaquin Rafael Bottom den 28 oktober 1974 i San Juan, Puerto Rico, är en amerikansk skådespelare. You play a Roman General.' [11] Scott was enticed by filming the world of Ancient Rome. Maximus [87] The gladiator arena set piece from the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, which entered production shortly after the release of Gladiator, has been compared to the arena setting in the Scott film. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still. 8mm (1999) [Max California]: Throat slit by Chris Bauer (having been pinned to a post with crossbow bolts) while Nicolas Cage looks on helplessly. In the course of Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus unsuccessfully seeks to win Livius over to his vision of empire in contrast to that of his father, but continues to employ him notwithstanding; in Gladiator, when Commodus fails to secure Maximus's allegiance, he executes Maximus's wife and son and tries unsuccessfully to execute him. Sheathe your swords! : (1079/1080):74–84, Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard – "Now We Are Free", Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, "Gladiator – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards", "See the Cast of 'Gladiator' Then and Now", "Who Plays Peter On 'A.D. The film's computer-generated imagery effects were created by British post-production company The Mill, who also created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving Reed's character Proximo due to Reed dying of a heart attack during production. No, but if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you will. 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. : Commodus Commodus The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done. Scott cited Spartacus and Ben-Hur as influences on the film: "These movies were part of my cinema-going youth. TV … Commodus Although the film is set within the 2nd century AD, the Imperial Gallic armor and the helmets worn by the legionaries are from AD 75, a century earlier. Commodus shakes his head and motions the crowd for silence. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator (2000) Joaquin Phoenix Beautiful Men Beautiful People Grey Beards Joker Black And White Portraits Classic Movies Actors & Actresses Celebrities. I have only one more life to take. Maximus is captured at the rendezvous with Cicero, where the latter is killed. [29], British post-production company The Mill was responsible for much of the computer-generated imagery effects that were added after filming. Principal photography began in January 1999, before the script was completed, and wrapped up in May of that year, with the scenes of Ancient Rome shot over a period of nineteen weeks in Fort Ricasoli, Malta. No historical evidence supports this. The complex was serviced by tented "costume villages" that had changing rooms, storage, armorers, and other facilities. We actually started shooting with about 32 pages and went through them in the first couple of weeks. You know the big line in the trailer, 'In this life or the next, I will have my vengeance'? They also used 2,000 live actors to create a computer-generated crowd of 35,000 virtual actors that had to look believable and react to fight scenes. [100] An easter egg contained on disc 2 of the extended edition/special edition DVD releases includes a discussion of possible scenarios for a follow-up. Some of the soldiers wear fantasy helmets. : The Nazi film opens with an aerial view of Hitler arriving in a plane, while Scott shows an aerial view of Rome, quickly followed by a shot of the large crowd of people watching Commodus pass them in a procession with his chariot. In AD 180, Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius intends to return to his home after he leads the Roman army to victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona on the Limes Germanicus. [17] Over six weeks, production members scouted various locations within the extent of the Roman Empire before its collapse, including Italy, France, North Africa, and England. When Commodus organizes 150 days of games, Proximo takes his gladiators to fight in Rome's Colosseum. "[13] Of the writing and filming process, Crowe added, "Possibly, a lot of the stuff that I have to deal with now in terms of my 'volatility' has to do with that experience. See more ideas about Joaquin phoenix gladiator, Luxury cars, Dream cars. Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name. For instance in an early version of the script, gladiators would have been carrying out product endorsements in the arena; while this would have been historically accurate, it was not filmed for fear that audiences would think it anachronistic. : Quintus : According to a DreamWorks executive, Crowe "tried to rewrite the entire script on the spot. Company Credits Privat skulle han aldrig lyfta ett finger mot någon. Joaquin Phoenix ska spela Napoleon Bonaparte i en kommande storfilm om den franske kejsaren, som regisseras av Ridley Scott. "[71] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 67 out of 100, based on 46 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". It vexes me. Commodus Joaquin Phoenix: BAFTA Awards 2001 Winner Audience Award: Winner BAFTA Film Award: Best Film Douglas Wick David Franzoni Branko Lustig: Best Cinematography John Mathieson: ... GLADIATOR updates the traditional American genre - the epic costume film - through cutting-edge technology.