• 'Gladiator' at 20: Russell Crowe describes surprising 'seat of the pants' filming of Oscar-winning epic

    Crowe recalls the hell unleashed behind the scenes of Ridley Scott's sword-and-sandals blockbuster.

  • The It List: Jerry Seinfeld's back with his first comedy special in 22 years, Disney+ celebrates May the 4th, 'Gladiator' turns 20 and the best in pop culture the week of May 4, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for May 4-10, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87

    Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning producer of the Best Picture winners “Schindler’s List” and “Gladiator,” has died, according to an announcement Thursday via the Festival of Tolerance. He was 87.Lustig, who was the president of Croatia’s Festival of Tolerance – the Jewish Film Festival, died in his home in Zagreb, Croatia. He worked in the film industry for 50 years and was a survivor of the Holocaust, having spent time in both the Auschwitz and BergenBelsen concentration camps during World War II.Many of his family members were lost in the concentration camps, and his grandmother specifically was killed in a gas chamber, and his experience there helped inspire some of the stories for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.”Also Read: Niall Tóibín, Irish Actor Known for 'The Nephew' and 'Far and Away,' Dies at 89Lustig worked in the film industry in his home of Croatia before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s. He served as a unit manager on films such as “Don’t Look Back, My Son” and “Kozara,” and also as a Yugoslavian production supervisor on “Sophie’s Choice.” Then after winning the Oscar in 1993 for “Schindler’s List,” he produced or executive produced many of Ridley Scott’s films including “Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “American Gangster” and “Kingdom of Heaven.”According to the Festival of Tolerance, Lustig returned to Croatia in 2009 and this year was named an honorary citizen of Zagreb. As to why he left Los Angeles. “Honestly, I came back to die,” he said. “Hollywood is beautiful, I met great actors, worked with them, but still this is my country and I have experienced a lot here – both beautiful and distressing. I also have a lot of friends here, I have a lot of acquaintances in America, but only Spielberg is my friend.”Read original story Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87 At TheWrap

  • Ridley Scott and Paramount Moving Forward on ‘Gladiator’ Sequel

    After years of discussing a sequel to the Oscar-winning hit, Ridley Scott looks ready to return to the coliseum as the director has begun development on a new “Gladiator” pic with Paramount on board to distribute. “The Town” scribe Peter Craig will pen the script. The original pic starred Russell Crowe as Maximus, a General […]

  • Russell Crowe’s ‘Divorce’ Auction Included Life-Size Prop Horses… and His ‘Gladiator’ Codpiece

    If you’re a Russell Crowe fan, a movie memorabilia collector or just someone who supports the idea of cleaning out the storage bin after a divorce, we hope you didn’t miss the “Gladiator” star’s auction. Crowe sold off 227 items Saturday at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney at an auction titled “The Art of Divorce.” Although his divorce from Danielle Spencer was last year, today would have been the couple’s 15th wedding anniversary.

  • 5 items you could score from Russell Crowe's divorce sale

    Stunt armor from "Gladiator," a groin protector from "Cinderella Man," and a giant Mosasaur skull he originally acquired from Leonardo DiCaprio. Those are just a few of the things Russell Crowe is purging postdivorce in a Sotheby's auction.