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- Kirk Douglas
- Laurence Olivier
- Jean Simmons
- Charles Laughton
- Peter Ustinov
- John Gavin
- Nina Foch
- John Ireland
- Herbert Lom
- John Dall
Did You Know?
- According to producer James B. Harris, director Stanley Kubrick would repeatedly see Charles Laughton, Sir Peter Ustinov, and Sir Laurence Olivier seemingly whispering to each other. Afraid they were gossiping about him, Kubrick leaned in to hear what they were saying, and each was just reading the script aloud again and again to themselves.
- A truck drives along the hills behind a battle scene.
- Spartacus: And maybe there's no peace in this world, for us or for anyone else, I don't know. But I do know that, as long as we live, we must remain true to ourselves.
Atom User Reviews
Spartacus isn't the greatest epic ever made, but it's head and shoulders above most of the sword-and-sandal wheezers that came out in the '50s and '60s. And, given the prohibitive costs of shooting an epic today, it's the kind of movie we're not likely to see anymore -- except in well-deserved revivals like this one. [13 May 1991, p.E1]
Spartacus stands up handsomely. At times it's even stirring, as in Woody Strode's performance as the African gladiator who, in sparing Spartacus' life, opens his eyes. Spartacus is one of Hollywood's great comic strips. [3 May 1991, p.45]
The most entertaining performance in the movie, consistently funny, is by Ustinov, who upstages everybody when he is onscreen (he won an Oscar).