R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Joaquin Phoenix was incredibly nervous on-set, and would ask Russell Crowe before their big scene together, so he could psyche himself up. Crowe was at a loss, and went to Sir Richard Harris for advice. "Mate, what are we going to do with this kid, he's asking me to abuse him before takes",... ...
Lucius is safe.
By 180 AD, Emperors were given the honorific "Augustus," with "Caesar" usually reserved for the heir to the throne.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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