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Commodus (Character)
from Gladiator (2000)

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Biography:
Commodus is a character based on Lucius Aurelius Commodus... See more »
Alternate Names:
Commodo / Emperor Commodus / Tiberio

Filmography

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  1. Gladiator (2000) Played by Joaquin Phoenix

  2. Sword of the Empire (1964) Played by Enzo Tarascio (as Emperor Commodus)
    ... aka "Una spada per l'impero" - Italy (original title)
  3. The Two Gladiators (1964) Played by Mimmo Palmara (as Commodo)
    ... aka "I due gladiatori" - Italy (original title)
    ... aka "Fight or Die" - Europe (English title) (uncensored intended title)
    ... aka "Two Gladiators" - USA (poster title)
  4. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Played by Christopher Plummer
  5. Ursus, il gladiatore ribelle (1962) Played by Sergio Ciani
Archive Footage:
  1. Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002) (V) Played by Joaquin Phoenix
    ... aka "Flix Mix Vol. 2 Ultimate Fights" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title)

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Quotes:
From Gladiator (2000)
Marcus Aurelius: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?
Commodus: Yes, father.
Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor.
Commodus: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
Marcus Aurelius: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again.
Commodus: Maximus?
Marcus Aurelius: Yes. My decision disappoints you?
Commodus: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list. Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son.
Marcus Aurelius: Oh, Commodus. You go too far.
Commodus: I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud. 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. What is it in me that you hate so much?
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