23 years after reviving the sword and sandal genre on the big screen, Gladiator is still regarded as one of the best peplum movies ever. Russell Crowe signed one of the best roles of his life as Maximum Meridian Tentha Roman general stripped of his title and turned gladiator.
The movie by Ridley Scott continues to enjoy good health after more than two decades, but well known were the problems that occurred at the beginning of its filming.
About this, precisely, he has spoken Russell Crowe with Vanity Fair, where the actor has highlighted that he was about to catch a plane, leave and not look back.
Crowe doesn’t shy away from defining the original Gladiator script as “absolute rubbish” that had to be rewritten and modified during filming itself.
The nightmare that could end with Gladiator
It would be conversations with Ridley Scott what would keep Russell Crowe in the filming of Gladiator and, finally, it would end with the actor taking the Oscar for his work.
“There was a great concept, but the script was absolute rubbish. It had all kinds of weird sequences. One of them was about chariots and how famous gladiators, and this is all true, had endorsement deals for olive oil and stuff. So.
I thought a few times that maybe my best option was to get on a plane and get out of there. It was my continued conversations with Ridley that gave me faith.”
23 years after the release of Gladiator in theaters, the sequel to the movie by Ridley Scott has gone into production, with Paul Mescal embodying Lucio as an adult.
Although there were conflicting moments on the set of Gladiator, Russell Crowe also had an unforgettable experience in a good way. The actor admitted that he was somewhat jealous of Mescal because he was about to experience moments that were very special to him.