Gladiator (2000 movie)Gladiator
was a popular movie
that appeared in 2000
, directed by Ridley Scott
, and starring Russell Crowe
and Joaquin Phoenix
. It was nominated for a number of Academy Awards
The movie is loosely based on the life of the deranged Roman emperor Commodus
(ruled between 180-192 AD, played by Phoenix), who scandalized Roman society by appearing in the Colosseum
as a gladiator
His father, emperor Marcus Aurelius appears in the film as a character played by Richard Harris.
The sound track was composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard.