Is Gladiator based on true story?
June 28, 2007 10:57am CST
Ive read in books about Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus. They really existed and were emperors of Rome. Is the story of Gladiator based on their story or they just used names of real people to portray fictional characters?
28 Jun 07
yes and no While it's obvious that an impressive amount of historical and scholarly reasearch was undertakem by the film makers, much of the plot is fiction. How ever the fiction does however, appear to be inspired by actaul historical events.
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