Actor Russell Crowe as Roman General Maximus is superb with his inspirational speech in the film ”Gladiator”


It was in the year 2000 a film titled ‘’Gladiator’’ hit the movie halls. This superb film was directed by Ridley Scott. This film was bankrolled by Scott Free Productions plus Red Wagon Entertainment at a massive budget of $ 103 million. This super hit film which hit the screens in the year 2000 made great impression on the film goers and it raked $ 457.6 million all over the world.

It must be noted that at the 73rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles in USA in the year 2001 this film won the Best Picture Award plus Best Actor Award. It also won three Academy Awards and it was sensational.

This film was a British-American based historical film and actors like Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielson and others like Ralf Moller, Oliver reed etc played superb roles and touched the hearts of many audiences all over. In this film Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius was mind blowing and he is betrayed by Commodus who is the son of Marcus Aurelius. This Marcus kills the father of Maximus and seizes the throne. This film is all about how this Maximus rises and takes revenge on those who betrayed him.

It is important to note that Maximus stood before the blood thirsty crowd with motley crew of gladiators and gave an inspirational speech so that effective fighting unit would be formed. His words ‘’stand alone, you die and stand together we win’’ were simply fantastic and inspiring.

Anyone here been in the army?

You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we’ve got a better chance of survival if we work together.

Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.

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