FRANZONI, DAVID, JOHN LOGAN, & WILLIAM NICHOLSON Gladiator. Story by David Franzoni. Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson
Los Angeles DreamWorks Pictures 2000
First Edition. Specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nomination of the Best Screenplay. 120 page shooting script for the award winning epic film, Gladiator, written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, and Djimon Hounsou. Bradbound in wrappers. Fine copy. Gladiator tells the story of Maximus (Crowe), a powerful and popular Roman general, very close to the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius (Harris), who prior to his death, chooses Maximus as his heir over his son, Commodus (Phoenix), the ramifications of which lead Maximus into the violent and deadly gladiator arena where he seeks to restore his honor and avenge his family's death at the order of Commodus. The film was nominated for, and received many awards, including Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe), Best Costume Design, Best Effects, Visual Effects, and Best Sound. Oscar nominations went to Ridley Scott (Best Director), Joaquin Phoenix (Best Actor in a Supporting Role), David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), John Mathieson (Best Cinematography), and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Editing, and Best Music, Original Score(Hans Zimmer).