"This movie deals with important subjects such as political intrique and religious persecution.... Besides mate,you don't get gladiator roles sent your way everyday." (USA Today) --RUSSELL on GLADIATOR
Gladiator: I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they'll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it's the sand of the coliseum. He'll bring them death - and they will love him for it.