Gladiator, two decades later: see how the cast look today
It was the year 2000 when this iconic film debuted on movie screens around the world. 'Gladiator' burst at the box office and was awarded Oscars in five categories, including Best Film. See here what has become of its illustrious cast.
In the film, Russell Crowe played the Roman general Maximus who, after being betrayed by Commodus, the son of emperor Marcus Aurelius, became a slave and a gladiator.
This is what Russell Crowe looked like in June 2018, when he went to Rome to see the show 'Il Gladiatore.'
Among the actor's latest works is the film 'Boy Erased', where he plays a Baptist pastor who has to face his son's homosexuality.
In 'Gladiator', Joaquin Phoenix played the emperor's son Commodus, who kills his father (Marcus Aurelius) in order to take the throne in place of Maximus.
This photo is from January 2020, in the middle of awards season, when the actor picked up several statues for his role as the Joker in the film of the same name.
In 'Joker' (2019), Joaquin Phoenix depicted the road to violence and lawlessness for a man who would come to be known as the Joker in the Batman franchise. It's a moving psychological drama of an iconic action villain.
Derek Jacobi played the Roman senator Gracchus in 'Gladiator'. The character ends up as an ally of Maximus, the gladiator (Russell Crowe).
This is what Derek Jacobi looks like nowadays. He attended the premiere of the film 'Murder on the Orient Express' in 2017.
Among Jacobi's most recent characters is that of the king in 'Cinderella' (2015).
In 'Gladiator', Djimon Hounsou played the character Juba, a slave who fought alongside Maximus.
In the image, the actor poses during the premiere of 'King Arthur: Legend of The Sword', released in 2017. He played the knight Sir Bedivere in that film.
Djimon Hounsou is also a Marvel villain. In 2019, the actor gave life to the character Korath in the film 'Captain Marvel'.
In 'Gladiator', Connie Nielsen played Lucilla, the eldest sister of Emperor Commodus.
In January 2019, the actress appeared as a cast member in the premiere event of the mini-series 'I Am the Night' (TNT). The series is based on a true story about the Black Dahlia murder case.
Another of her recent works is the film 'Stratton', released in 2017.
Twenty years ago, John Shrapnel played the politician Gaius in 'Gladiator.'
In 2017, John Shrapnel played the Archbishop of Canterbury in the film 'King Charles III', released on TV by BBC2. It was to be one of his last appearances. He passed away in February 2020.
In 'Gladiator,' Ralf Moeller played the German fighter Hagen, whom Maximus had to beat in order to stay alive.
The actor and physioculturist appeared in about 15 films after shooting 'Gladiator'. This photo is from 2017, when he met with friends at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
Richard Harris played Emperor Marcus Aurelius, whose wish was that Maximus would succeed him to the throne.
Richard Harris died in October 2002, months after he appeared as Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore in the film 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'
Spencer Treat Clark was just a child when he played Lucius in 'Gladiator.' This character was the son of Lucilla and the nephew of Emperor Commodus.
This is how Spencer Treat Clark appeared at the premiere of 'Glass' in 2019. This film features the actor as the son of protagonist David Dunn (Bruce Willis).
Also in 2019, the actor appeared in two episodes of the series 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', produced by Netflix.