Director: Ridley Scott.
Starring: Russel Crowe (Maximus), Joaquin Phoenix (Commodus), Conne Nielsen (Lucilla), Oliver Reed (Proximo), Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius), Derek Jacobi (Gracchus), Djimon Hounsou (Juba), David Hemmings (Cassius).
Oscars: Best Actor (Russell Crowe)
A good soldier (Russell Crowe) refuses loyalty to the new emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) and is punished for this by being made a gladiator. Oliver Reed died during the film's production.
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