Spartacus (1960)

What was his name again?

I kid, as pretty much everyone knows the “I am Spartacus!” moment — when, to a man, the slaves stand up and tell Roman general Laurence Olivier to shove it up his pampered ass.

They’re protecting Kirk Douglas, the man with the majestic chin dimple.

A tale of life and death writ large, the Stanley Kubrick-directed sword and sandal epic hasn’t lost any of its impact in the 60+ years since its debut.

Made in a time before CGI, when a cast of thousands really was a cast of thousands, it still roars with life.

 

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