5 Things Gladiator Got Wrong About Emperor Commodus

Note: This article was originally posted on Masksofmonsters a few years back, before the docu-drama Reign of Blood came out on Netflix. I’ve reposted here for your enjoyment. Actually…more for my enjoyment. While watching Gladiator last week I got curious about Joaquin Phoenix’s sneering portrayal of Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus (161 – 192 AD). Was he playingContinue reading “5 Things Gladiator Got Wrong About Emperor Commodus”