GLADIATOR – Fact and Fiction Behind the Movie Gladiator, the movie. While it is obvious that an impressive amount of historical and scholarly research was.
Despite being a great and entertaining film, the answer is unfortunately that Gladiator is Commodus did, in fact, fight in the arenas, but he did not meet his end there - in In the movie, Maximus (a fictional character) is referred to as “ General.
Continuing the series in which Alex von Tunzelmann watches a historical classic and prises fact from fiction. This week: Gladiator.