Gladiator in this epic historical drama from director ridley scott, the death of emperor marcus aurelius. Epic historical drama film directed by ridley scott and written by david franzoni, john logan, and william film was jointly produced and released by dreamworks pictures and universal stars russell crowe, joaquin phoenix, connie nielsen, ralf möller, oliver reed. Before his death, the emperor chooses maximus to be his heir over his own son, commodus, and a power struggle leaves maximus and his family condemned to death. A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director ridley scott. Garage storage includes cabinets, shelving, wall systems, workbenches and more to help you keep your gear organized, protected and ready to go.