An original light blue cloth tunic used in Ridley Scott’s 2000 historical roman epic, Gladiator.
In the film, betrayed Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) seeks revenge against Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) and returns to Rome as a slave and gladiator.This light blue Gladiator tunic has a sewn in piece of cloth and foam padding on the underside of the right shoulder.
In the arena fight scene "The Battle Of Carthage" Maximus rides a white horse which he then proceeds to do a 360' in front of the Emperor Commodus, which revels a similar shapped sewn in pad on the right shoulder of his tunic, one that can clearly be seen with the same type of angle of stiching and spacing of the stiches as this tunic.
The foam and cloth padding inside can be seen raised in the shoulder part. Based on this evidence it's belived this tunic is the one worn by either Russell Crowe or his stunt double in that scene.
It has been mentioned that Russell Crowe did have sensitive skin so this could explain the sewn in padding as the body armour would have been rubbing on the skin. Also the tunic has been cut at the front and back at the bottom, to allow ease of movement for the rider.This costume was custom made and includes no sizing information, with lots of signs of intentional distressing, however it remains in good production used condition. The Foam padding that was sandwiched between black soft cloth over time has started to perished.
Gladiator is an epic film with an all star cast featuring such actors as Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Oliver Reed to name a few.
It had a budget of $103 Million and and turned over a staggering $457.6 Million at the box office, making it the second highest grossing film of 2000.
It won an Oscar for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Effects, Visual Effects along with 4 BAFTA's.
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