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.
The first Best Picture Oscar winner to not also win for either writing or directing in 51 years. This last occurred with All the King's Men (1949). It would occur again just two years later with Chicago (2002).
At my signal, unleash hell.
In Marcus Aurelius' tent, after the opening battle scene, an officer says Rome was founded as a republic. It was actually a monarchy long before it became a republic.
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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