Is Spartacus based on a true story?
‘Spartacus’ was based on a slave who headed a revolt against the Romans in the 1st century BC. Although much of the evidence for Spartacus’ existence is anecdotal, there are some coherent themes that emerge. Spartacus was indeed a slave who led the Spartacus Revolt, which began in 73 BC.
Who was the original Spartacus?
Although it has been suggested that the 42-year-old Kirk Douglas was too old to play Spartacus, it is believed the real man was about 38 when he died. The original version included a scene where Marcus Licinius Crassus (Sir Laurence Olivier) attempts to seduce Antoninus (Tony Curtis).
What is Spartacus movie?
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.Spartacus / Film synopsis
What Oscars did Spartacus win?
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting RoleGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – DramaAcademy Award for Best CinematographyAcademy Award for Best Costume Design
How historically accurate is Spartacus 1960?
The legend of Spartacus is so popular that it has been adapted into several forms of media over the years, including the 1960 film by Stanley Kubrick. However, while the legend of Spartacus is based on true events, much of the legend is still fictional.
Is Spartacus suitable for kids?
Parents need to know that this extremely violent swords-and-sandals series isn’t appropriate for kids. There’s frequent nudity (including full-frontal male and female), explicit sex scenes, uncensored swearing, and lots of graphic violence.