I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. Maximus: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. Do you see that map, Maximus? Release my men. But I do try to be a man for the people. In … His daughter trusts you. Maximus: Are you in danger of becoming a good man, Proximo? Quintus: Maximus, please be careful, that wasn't prudent. Quotes.net. Maximus: Quintus, look at me. If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. Commodus: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, father. Marcus Aurelius: Maximus, that is why it must be you. But what we can choose is how we decide to meet that end, so we are remembered forever as men. Commodus: Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Gracchus: The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. Maximus! You loved my father, I know. Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life. Proximo: I know that you are a man of your word, General. Perhaps not on the battlefield, but … there are many forms of courage. Tell me why. Your constant scheming gives me even more of a headache! “I’m never going to marry...they’re all the same!”. The slave who became a gladiator. Commodus: You loved my father, I know. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done. Hold the line! But i have other virtues, father. For you are in Elysium, and you're already dead! All that man can do is smile back.'. Even then, it was as if you didn't want me for your son. Lucilla: My brother hates all the world and you most of all. I will trust you. And for what? Blessed mother, come to me with the Gods' desire for my future. Loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Maximus Decimus Meridius: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning. Proximo: That's enough for the provinces, but not enough for Rome. Senator Gracchus is to be reinstated. Resourcefulness. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. The slave who became a gladiator. Plot. I think not. Now embrace me as my son, and bring an old man another blanket. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. That is enough. Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) hat sich als römischer Feldherr so sehr hervorgetan, dass er Kaiser Mark Aurel (Richard Harris) für sich gewinnen konnte. RP Blog for Maximus Decimus Meridius from "Gladiator" (2000). Devotion, to my family and to you. Honor Maximus. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. I, too, want to stand before the Emperor as you did. Proximo: Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. Maximus: To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. You simply won't... die. Derrick Borte. Father to a murder son, husband to a murdered wife. Gracchus: Then perhaps Caeser will be so good as to teach us, out of his own extensive experience? That is the world which I created. You take you five thousand and... leave? Maximus: They fought for you and for Rome. Let us talk together now, very simply, as men. Proximo: Can any of them fight? Nothing more. Maximus: Ancestors, I ask you for your guidance. Two thousand will never leave this place. Or will I be the emperor who gave Rome back her true self? One kind word, one full hug while you pressed me to your chest and held me tight, would've been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. Commodus: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear? Proximo: Then listen to me. Proximo: Marcus Aurelius is dead Maximus. You're married,” Commodus dismissed. By sunset, I hope you will have agreed. Lucius Verus: Lucius Verus, after my father. There was once a dream that was Rome. Ambition. Proximo: Some of you are thinking that you won't fight. They just walk around, eating, and not mating. Tell me about your home. I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death? The general who became a slave. And then, when enough men have died, perhaps you will have your freedom. Lucius Verus: They said you were a giant. There is one more duty that I ask of you before you go home. It likely means Maximus the 10th from the tribe (or town) of Meridia. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. [presses Marcus against his breast and asphyxiates him]. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Maximus: Yes I will leave. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. Dir. Gracchus: But the Senate IS the people, sire. My father spent all his time at study, at books and learning and philosophy. That makes us brothers, doesn't it? The gladiator who defied an emperor. Commodus will accept my decision. Not yet. Requests and asks are welcome. Smile for me now, brother. Maximus: The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end. Maximus: I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. And all the while, the people were forgotten. The gladiator who defied an emperor. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still. Gracchus: Fear and wonder, a powerful combination. I've got a match coming up. That is not it. Father to a murder son, husband to a murdered wife. They tease my son. Please don’t despair.”. Marcus Aurelius: But you have not been corrupted by her politics. Falco: Give him time, Gracchus. Commodus: It vexes me. Marcus Aurelius: You have proven your valor once again, Maximus. One kind word, one full hug … where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight … would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. Vater eines ermordeten Sohnes, Ehemann einer ermordeten Frau und ich werde mich dafür rächen. You take life when you have to... as I do. Since I became Caesar, I have known four years without war, four years of peace in twenty. We mortals are but shadows and dust. You have known that since you were young. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Commodus: No. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it's the sand of the coliseum. Das Zitat auf dem nächsten Platz ist ein absoluter Klassiker! Commodus: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you. These are the wishes of Marcus Aurelius. Wild ponies play near my house. Commodus: I call it love, Gracchus. It's a good home. Chosen from AMONG the people. Commodus: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. They will not die for many years. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena? I shall sacrifice a hundred bulls to honor your triumph. Maximus, talk. He was your father. Lucius Verus: Are you the one they call the Spaniard? Commodus: "Maximus! You have not seen what it has become. Please, come sit. For 25 years, I have conquered, spilt blood, expanded the empire. Commodus cannot rule. Ceasar. Maximus: You must know. Make us believe it again. Whisper to them that I live only to hold them again, for all else is dust and air. Yet Maximus stayed loyal to his dead wife and family and turned down her advances. Marcus Aurelius: Won't you accept this great honor that I have offered you? [choking up] Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son. They call for you. That is not it! Commodus: No. I think I understand my own people. My country. Kill him. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly –. Juba: I think so. Tigris: We who are about to die, salute you! Rome is to be a republic again. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. And your wife... moaned like a whore when they ravaged her again and again... and again. Commodus: You loved my father, I know. Commodus: I search the faces of the gods … for ways to please you, to make you proud. I am their father, the people are my children. Marcus Aurelius: And what is Rome, Maximus? Honor him. Resourcefulness. Gracchus: But the Senate is the people, sire. He knew they were busy little bees. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. You have a son. All a man can do is smile back.". Maximus: Quintus! Proximo: In the end, we're all dead men. That's the very problem, isn't it? But I have other virtues, father. Maximus: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Maximus: Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity. Note : Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius. Maximus: You ask me what I want. Marcus Aurelius: [gets down on his knees] Commodus, your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe. Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor. I wasn't the best because I killed quickly. But then, I will die soon. Gracchus: He enters Rome like a conquering hero. Marcus Aurelius: Please. Maximus: Do you find it difficult to do your duty? Only a famous death will do. Maximus: I think you have a talent for survival. If he were alone, Commodus would’ve been downing the alcohol straight from the bottle by now. Lucius Verus: My uncle says it makes me strong. “Highness, that isn’t true.” The prince was clearly drunk again - despite sitting far from Commodus, Maximus could already feel the prince’s breath stink of wine and…something else he didn’t even want to know about. Maximus: Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Marcus Aurelius: Save the bulls. It wasn’t fair, none of it was. Lucilla: You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it. Marcus Aurelius: Yes. Marcus Nonius Macrinus and the fictitious Maximus Decimus Meridius are placed within the same time period. Maximus "the Spaniard" Decimus Meridius (144-192) was the commander of the Armies of the North and the Felix Legions under the Roman Empire.The greatest general of Rome during the 2nd century AD, he served loyally under Emperor Marcus Aurelius during his campaign against the Germanic tribes at Vindobona (Vienna, Austria).Marcus Aurelius wanted him to succeed him and make Rome a republic … Are we so different, you and I? Do you think I am afraid? We believed it once. I'm terribly vexed. I will not believe that they fought and died for nothing. His every victory is an act of defiance. Every day he lives, they grow bolder. Maximus/Decimus/Meridius. Proximo: He knows to well how to manipulate the mob. Gracchus: I don't pretend to be a man of the people. Two thousand will never leave this place. Smile for me now, brother. Commodus had been rejected by Lucilla…yet again. Maximus: What would you have me do, Caesar? Win the crowd, and you will win your freedom. Juba: You have a great name. He must not rule. Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, and loyal servant to the true Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Commodus: I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you do, Gracchus. Quintus: People should know when they are conquered. Falco: You really think people are going to be seduced by that? They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. Marcus Aurelius: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome? Ancestors, I honor you and will try to live with the dignity that you have taught me. Maximus: My house is in the hills above Trujillo. Father. Commodus: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death? Will you accept this great honor I have offered you? Blessed father, watch over my wife and son with a ready sword. Ah, yes, I remember. Lucilla: Please be quiet, brother! Maximus: What we do in life echoes in eternity. That makes us brothers, doesn't it? ... „Mein Name ist Maximus Decimus Meridius. Lucilla: This is a pleasant fiction, is it not? Smile for me now, brother! Commodus: You and I are not much different. Marcus Aurelius: There is always someone left to fight. Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire. All a man can do is smile back.". It shall be realized. To my wife... that is not your business. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish... it was so fragile. Striking story! He was a soldier of Rome.
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