‘Looks like you ate Commodus’: Russell Crowe Visits Back His Iconic Gladiator Set With Family, Calls It His Old Office

Russell Crowe visited Rome’s Colosseum on Monday, the place where he portrayed his most famous movie role. Probably the best one as well, if you ask me. Crowe starred in The Gladiator 22 years ago as Maximus Decimus Meridius, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.  Set during the Roman Empire, Gladiator is a story of revenge, honor, and redemption that made Russell Crowe a household name.

Russell Crowe as Maximus in the movie Gladiator
Russell Crowe as Maximus

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Russell Crowe Visited the Colosseum with his Family

On Monday,18th July, Crowe shared an image of him with his family in front of The Colosseum under the Caption “Taking the kids to see my old office

Although most of the fans were overjoyed to see the picture and started sharing his quotes and dialogues from the film, some of them decided to have a sarcastic look at things.

Can’t blame the guy for that one really. With how different he is looking from Maximus from 21 years ago, the fiery gladiator has now put on some considerable weight.

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Russell Crowe as Maximus and Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus from the movie Gladiator
Maximus and Commodus from the movie Gladiator

Crowe has 2 sons with his ex-wife,  Charles. 18 and Tennyson,16.

Russell Crowe on his Previous Visits to Rome

When talking on the Today Show back in 2020, Russell Crowe said “I went to Rome and sat and watched the film and it was a humbling experience, man, because I’m watching it and so much changed in my life. I got so many pats on the back, and, you know, I got some big awards and all that, and obviously that sort of stepped me up to a different level for quite some time.” He further added that even when re-watching the film, he felt like it was a director’s film and he felt kind of bad that he won an Oscar while Ridley Scott Scott deserved more recognition.

Crowe mentioned it earlier as well, even though he won the Oscar in 2001 for his role as Maximus, he struggled to fully enjoy his win because he felt less worthy than his director.

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Russell Crowe with Ridley Scott on the set of Gladiator
Russell Crowe with Ridley Scott

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Even though Ridley Scott did not win an Oscar, he has made this masterpiece of a film that will forever be etched into our hearts and the words “Are you not entertained?” will always keep ringing in our ears.

Source: Independent UK

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