"Are you not entertained? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"
– Gladiator (2000)
This was THE movie that got me "into" movies. It's the first big epic that I distinctly remember watching as a kid and being incredibly impressed (the other big one at the time, Braveheart
, didn't do anything for me) - ten years and multiple rewatches later I still think Gladiator
is awesome. I know it's not the most historically accurate of films and it's a bit dramatic and overblown but I LOVE it and I think it is one of Russell Crowe's finest performances. He really elevated the material and made Maximus inspiring, heartbreaking, and badass at the same time. Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen also shine and RAAA THIS MOVIE.
Also:The Gladiator screenplay faced many rewrites and revisions due to Russell Crowe's script suggestions. Crowe questioned every aspect of the evolving script and strode off the set when he did not get answers. According to a DreamWorks executive, "(Russell Crowe) tried to rewrite the entire script on the spot. You know the big line in the trailer, 'In this life or the next, I will have my vengeance'? At first he absolutely refused to say it." Nicholson, the third and final screenwriter, says Crowe told him, "Your lines are garbage but I'm the greatest actor in the world, and I can make even garbage sound good." (source)
Painted with references
on a Cintiq 21UX tablet in Adobe Photoshop. I really wanted to get a sense of movement and a gritty feel down with this portrait.STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS:
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