Gladiator

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Plot – After having defeated the barbarians in Germany, in 180 AD, the victorious Roman general Maximus is designated by the old and tires Marcus Aurelius as his successor. But the emperor’s son, Commodus, kills his father and orders to eliminate Maximus so to be the only pretender to the throne. Maximum becomes then the target of a ruthless manhunt that leads to the extermination of his entire family. At first Maximus manages to reach safety, but then he gets caught and is sent to fight as a gladiator in the arena. Now that he has nothing left to lose, he ends up being an invincible warrior.

Movie Info

Title Gladiator

Year 2000

Director Ridley Scott

GenreDrama,Adventure,Action

Top 19 Quotes of “Gladiator” Movie

“At my signal, unleash hell.”

Russell Crowe – Maximus

“- Marcus Aurelius: When was the last time you were home?
– Maximus: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.”
Richard Harris – Marcus Aurelius
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“The frost, it sometimes makes the blade stick.
[kills the executioner]”

Russell Crowe – Maximus

“Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear.”
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“- Proximo: Can any of them fight? I’ve got a match coming up.
– Slave Trader: Some are good for fighting, others for dying. You need both, I think.”

Oliver Reed – Proximo
Omid Djalili – Slave Trader

“What we do in life… echoes in eternity.”
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“- Commodus: Have I missed it? Have I missed the battle?
– Marcus Aurelius: You have missed the war.
– Commodus: Father, congratulations. I shall sacrifice a hundred bulls to honor your triumph.
– Marcus Aurelius: Save the bulls. Honor Maximus. He won the battle.”
Joaquin Phoenix – Commodus
Richard Harris – Marcus Aurelius

“Fear and wonder, a powerful combination.”
Sir Derek Jacobi – Gracchus

“- Commodus: The people are my children, I am their father. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly…
– Gracchus: Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, sire?
– Commodus: No, but if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you will.”
Joaquin Phoenix – Commodus
Sir Derek Jacobi – Gracchus

“- Commodus: What could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
– Maximus: You would fight me?
– Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
– Maximus: I think you’ve been afraid all your life.”
Joaquin Phoenix – Commodus
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.”
Oliver Reed – Proximo

“- Maximus: [after swiftly dispatching another gladiator] Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?
– Crowd: Spaniard, Spaniard, Spaniard…”
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“- Juba: Can they hear you?
– Maximus: Who?
– Juba: Your family. In the afterlife.
– Maximus: Oh yes.
– Juba: What do you say to them?
– Maximus: To my son, I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife… that is not your business.”
Djimon Hounsou – Juba
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“When a man sees his end… he wants to know there was some purpose to his life.”
Richard Harris – Marcus Aurelius

“I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death… and they will love him for it.”

Sir Derek Jacobi – Gracchus

“Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.”
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“- Marcus Aurelius: What is Rome, Maximus?
– Maximus: I’ve seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light.”
Richard Harris – Marcus Aurelius
Russell Crowe – Maximus

“We’re all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.”
Oliver Reed – Proximo

“- Maximus: I am required to kill, so I kill. That is enough.
– Proximo: That’s enough for the provinces, but not enough for Rome.”
Russell Crowe – Maximus
Oliver Reed – Proximo