Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

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Oliver Stone
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Old Ptolemy
David Bedella ... Scribe
Jessie Kamm ... Child Alexander
Angelina Jolie ... Olympias
Val Kilmer ... Philip
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Nurse
Connor Paolo ... Young Alexander
Patrick Carroll Patrick Carroll ... Young Hephaistion
Brian Blessed ... Wrestling Trainer
Peter Williamson ... Young Nearchus
Morgan Christopher Ferris ... Young Cassander
Rob Earley ... Young Ptolemy (as Robert Earley)
Aleczander Gordon ... Young Perdiccas
Christopher Plummer ... Aristotle
Gary Stretch ... Cleitus
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Conquering ninety percent of the known world by the age of twenty-five, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) led his armies through twenty-two thousand miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia, Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This movie concentrated on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaistion (Jared Leto). Alexander died young, of illness, at the age of thirty-two. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Rated R for violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Kavanagh (Parmenion) and Féodor Atkine (Oxyartes) appeared in the "Sharpe" series. See more »

Goofs

Antigonus, portrayed in the film as one of Alexander's childhood friends, was, in fact, 26 years older than Alexander. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Ptolemy: Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to remember - the great cavalry charge at Gaugamela, or the mountains of the Hindu Kush when we crossed a 100,000-man army into India? He was a god, Cadmos. Or as close as anything I've ever seen.
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Alternate Versions

In November 2012, Stone revealed that he was working on a fourth cut of the film. This time around he would remove material again, as he felt he had added in too much in "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut". Stone's fourth version is titled "Alexander - The Ultimate Cut" and 206 minutes long. It premiered on 3 July 2013 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Stone swore that no more versions will follow. It was released on BluRay in the USA on 3 June 2014 as the 'Tenth Anniversary Edition'. See more »

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Alexander
22 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

With such an epic story, you would think someone like Stone would produce an epic film. From the random accents of the characters (specifically, I have no idea what Jolie was trying to do), to some pretty atrocious acting from Farrell-he's capable of much better, but this was at the height of his grandiosity and ego. There are so many moments where it feels like the film is onto something, only to have it stop and spin off into another, pointless direction. Bottom line: a $155 mil film about Alexander the Great should have been iconic, but Alexander falls flat on its face from the weight of the egos involved.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$155,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,687,087, 28 November 2004

Gross USA:

$34,297,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,298,192
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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