Wrestler: That iconic slaying that Russell Crowe wanted to shoot

“Gladiator” is full of unforgettable moments. Including the execution by beheading. The ending that was not planned but suggested by Russell Crowe to Ridley Scott during filming.

Don’t forget Russell Crowe in the gladiator

Russell Crowe will likely be forever associated with his role as Maximus in the gladiator (2000). It must be said that Ridley Scott’s film limits perfection and wins with countless unforgettable sequences, wonderfully accompanied by Hans Zimmer’s music. One thinks for example of this opening on the battlefield where the Roman general Maximus leads his forces to victory over the barbarians. He then discovers the massacre of his family after the betrayal of the new emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). Not forgetting the various battles in the arenas before getting them His revenge at the Colosseum in Rome.

The Gladiator © Universal Pictures

There is something clear in it the gladiator. The sequences follow each other perfectly and it seems like every shot has been thought to become iconic. However, things could have been different because Ridley Scott had to chooseOr he imposes his ideas or, on the contrary, changes certain elements. We know, for example, that Russell Crowe hated the monologue.My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius…It took the film-maker’s insistence for the actor to agree to say it. But, on the contrary, the actor also had a good idea with This fight scene concludes with a legendary beheading.

unforgettable performance

In fact, during an interview with QGRussell Crowe has returned to iconic roles in his career. So logically share some anecdotes about the gladiator explain it This execution was not originally planned. But the actor presented the idea to Ridley Scott to finish decapitating. Only, in a big budget movie, everything has to be done in a meticulous manner with a schedule that has to be respected.

He told me he couldn’t just add it like that. That was a big thing and he’s going to have to talk to the studio about it.

But Russell Crowe insisted that he be shown first hand what he could offer, and he reproduced my choreography (the first and his sketch).

He saw that it was more dynamic and closer to the character. Thinking he started smoking his cigar, he called his first assistant and said, “Terry, how many heads do we have left?”

Final palpable ‘improvisation’ by Russell Crowe as This is amazing finish keep in mind. The full interview can be seen in the video below. on the clip the gladiator Starts at 7:30 pm

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