Gleeson plays Menelaus in this adaptation of Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Paris is promised the love of the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, though she is already wed to Menelaus. He abducts her and sparks the 10 year siege of Troy. Co-starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Diane Kruger.
The more I got to know Menelaus, the more I liked him. He’s one of these poor guys that even though he has a lot going for him, even when he won, he lost.