DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT'S ACADEMY AWARD(R)-WINNING EPIC "GLADIATOR" FROM THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES LIBRARY TO AIR AS THE "CBS SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE," MAY 30
GLADIATOR, the multiple award-winning blockbuster film of 2000 from the Paramount Pictures library, will be broadcast Memorial Day weekend as the "CBS Sunday Night Movie," May 30 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film presents a commanding combination of intense action and heroic storytelling. Russell Crowe won the Oscar(R) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Joaquin Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. GLADIATOR also stars Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi and Djimon Hounsou.
The "CBS Sunday Night Movies" franchise returned last spring (2020) with six classic films from the Paramount Pictures library and resumed in the fall with six more. Prior to these broadcasts, "CBS Sunday Night Movies" were last featured on the Network schedule in 2006.
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