R | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Almost all of the Greek youths in the gymnasium were actually wrestling with one another for most of the scenes. Only when the camera was nearby were they performing choreographed moves. However, the match between Alexander and Hephaistion was ... ...
Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to ...
When it comes to naming an heir to Alexander's empire on his deathbed, no mention is made of Alexander's half-brother, Philip Arrhidaeus. Despite his noted learning disability, Arrhidaeus was held up as the true Macedonian heir to Alexander's empire by many men in the Macedonian army (Alexander's child by Roxane was still unborn before Alexander died and was also half-Iranian, which fueled Hellenic prejudices). Arrhidaeus was crowned Philip III after Alexander's death as co-ruler alongside Alexander's unborn child (who became Alexander IV). While some have called the film out on this factual error, the omission was clearly done to compress the story of Alexander into a single film.
$419,602 (Denmark) (28 November 2004)
$34,297,191 (USA) (6 June 2013)