Gladiator (2000)

Commodus Murders His Father

After hearing he will not be the next emperor of Rome, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) murders his own father, Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris).

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Released in 2000 by Dreamworks.

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  • character-type: Emperor
  • character-type: Elderly Person
  • character-type: Son
  • character-type: Father
  • action: Hug
  • action: Cry
  • action: Kill
  • editors-choice: Bad Guys
  • editors-choice: WTF Moments
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Drama
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  • mood: Disturbing
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Statue
  • theme: Hatred
  • theme: Betrayal
  • theme: Evil
  • theme: Vengeance
  • actor: Joaquin Phoenix
  • actor: Richard Harris
  • director: Ridley Scott
  • producer: Branko Lustig
  • producer: David Franzoni
  • producer: Walter F. Parkes
  • producer: Ridley Scott
  • cinematographer: John Mathieson
  • composer: Lisa Gerrard
  • composer: Hans Zimmer
  • editor: Pietro Scalia
  • costume-designer: Janty Yates
  • role-name: Marcus Aurelius
  • role-name: Commodus
  • screenwriter: David Franzoni
  • screenwriter: John Logan
  • year: 2000
  • studio: Dreamworks