Russell Crowe walked away from Gladiator because the script was “absolute garbage”


Russell Crowe reveals that he wanted to walk about from Ridley Scott’s Gladiator over concerns about the “absolute rubbish” script.

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator was a huge success. Russell Crowe starred in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator as Maximus, the Roman general who was betrayed by his son and forced to become an gladiator. The historical epic became a huge hit, earning the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor. However, it’s no secret that the production of Gladiator was quite troubled and Russell Crowe even told Vanity Fair that he considered walking away from the movie.

Russell Crowe knew that Gladiator had great potential, but the script for the movie just wasn’t in the best shape when they started production. “I had confidence in my abilities as a lead actor. What I wasn’t confident about with Gladiator was the world that was surrounding me,” Crowe explained. “At the heart of what we did was a great idea, but the script was rubbish.” said Crowe. Absolute rubbish. It had these strange sequences. One was about chariots. Famous gladiators used certain types of chariots. Some famous gladiators also had endorsement deals for products like olive oil. All of this is true, but not to a modern audience. They’re going ask, “What the f— is all this?” The energy surrounding what we were doing seemed very fractured. I did think, a couple times, maybe my best option is just to get on a plane and get out of here, you know?[who]”Related

continued conversations” with Ridley Scott that gave him the faith to keep moving forward. “He told me at some point that we wouldn’t commit anything to camera you didn’t 100% believe in. “When we started the film, we had agreed on 21 pages of script,“, said Crowe. “A typical script is between 103 and 104 pages, or 110 pages. We had a lot of work to do, but we used those pages up in the first part of the film. So, by the time we got to our second location, which was Morocco, we were sort of catching up.We’ll soon be returning to the world of

Gladiator as Ridley Scott is working on the long-belated sequel. Denzel Washington, Barry Keoghan and Paul Mescal are also expected to appear in the film. Russell Crowe won’t be involved in the Gladiator 2 sequel, but he expressed a little jealousy over the experience Mescal will have. Gladiator 2 will hit theaters on November 22, 2024.

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