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.
The film almost never made it to theaters in Greece. A group of Greek lawyers tried to ban the film, on the grounds that Oliver Stone was denigrating the figure of Alexander the Great by making reference to his bisexuality. The film ultimately got a theatrical release in Greece, where it premiered at number one.
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 ...
Many scenes were re-ordered in the "Final Cut." For example, Alexander's childhood is seen in flashback, not at the beginning, in chronological order. However, the end credits are the same, so the list of actors "in order of appearance" is inaccurate.
A third cut of the film was released in 2007 under the title "Alexander Revisited - The Final Cut". Running at three and a half hours (45 minutes longer than the original).
$419,602 (Denmark) (28 November 2004)
$34,297,191 (USA) (6 June 2013)
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