Russell Crowe

Gladiator

5 May, 2000

Crowe plays Maximus in the period drama Gladiator. On his death bed, Roman Emperor Aurelius names General Maximus to be his heir over his own son. Angered, the emperor’s son imprisons Maximus and enrolls him in the gladiator games. With vengeance on his mind, Maximus slowly wins support with each victory. Co-starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Man I had a lot of fun with Ridley. He’s a great chap and an incredible artist.

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