The movie that has been chosen for this particular assignment is Gladiator. Directed by Ridley Scott the movie features Russell Crowe in the lead character of Gladiator. Apart from that the other cast of the movie includes Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed and others.
The film was released in the United States on May 5th 2000 and it was an instant success at the box office with good reviews from all the critics and the audience. The movie was nominated for the Academy Awards and eventually won five of them in the 73rd academy awards.
The character played by Russell Crowe is of General Maximus Decimus Meridius who is a very well respected general of the roman army and very highly regarded by the emperor Marcus Aurelius. The primary motive of the movie or the central idea is that of vengeance of Maximus from Commodous played by Phoenix who is the wicked son of the emperor. He betrayed and killed the emperor for the lust of power as the emperor was handling over the throne to Maximus. The story takes twist when Maximus refuses to take the hand of Commodous as the new Caesar, after that Commodous passes his execution orders. Somehow Maximus escapes the execution and marched towards his home, but when he reaches his home he finds both his wife and his son dead. With the passage of several events eventually he becomes a slave of a tribe and then rises in the arena as a gladiator to take his revenge of his dead wife and son from Commodous.
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