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Who is Denzel Washington in Gladiator 2? Who is Denzel Washington? 

Denzel Washington is Macrinus in "Gladiator 2," a former slave turned wealthy patron of gladiators, plotting against Rome's rulers with Lucius (Paul Mescal).

by Maivizhi

Updated Jul 11, 2024

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Who is Denzel Washington in Gladiator 2? Who is Denzel Washington? 

Who is Denzel Washington in Gladiator 2?

In Gladiator 2, Denzel Washington plays Macrinus, a character who was once a slave but has become rich and powerful. He sponsors gladiators, similar to how Antonius Proximo did in the first Gladiator movie. Macrinus holds a grudge against Rome's co-emperors and might change sides to help Lucius (played by Paul Mescal), the main character who used to be the heir to the Roman Empire but is now a gladiator.

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Washington's role as Macrinus explores themes like power, redemption, and the complicated society of ancient Rome.

Who is Denzel Washington?

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is a famous American actor, director, and producer known for his versatile acting skills. He was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York. Denzel has won many awards, including two Oscars, a Tony Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.

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He started his career in theater and became well-known on TV in the show St. Elsewhere (1982–1988). He gained critical acclaim for his roles in movies like Glory (1989) and Training Day (2001), which earned him his Academy Awards.

Denzel is known for his powerful acting in films such as Mo' Better Blues (1990), Philadelphia (1993), and The Equalizer trilogy (2014–2023). Besides acting, he has also directed and produced movies like Antwone Fisher (2002) and Fences (2016), which he adapted from a play and won a Tony Award for. He continues to be a major figure in both movies and theater, respected for his talent and contributions to entertainment.

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Full Name Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Born December 28, 1954 (age 69)
Birthplace Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Education Fordham University (BA), American Conservatory Theater
Occupations Actor, Director, Producer
Years active 1975–present
Spouse Pauletta Pearson (m. 1983)
Children 4, including John David and Olivia
Awards Two Academy Awards, Tony Award, Two Golden Globe Awards, Presidential Medal of Freedom (2022)

Gladiator 2 Release Date

"Gladiator II," the sequel to the 2000 movie "Gladiator," will come out in theaters on November 22, 2024. Directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed the first movie, it stars Paul Mescal as Lucius Verus, Commodus' nephew. The story continues after the first film, with Lucius becoming a new gladiator.

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Gladiator 2 Wiki

Gladiator II is an upcoming historical drama movie directed by Ridley Scott. It's a sequel to the film 'Gladiator' from 2000. The script was written by David Scarpa with Peter Craig. The movie stars Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Denzel Washington. It's produced by Scott Free Productions and Red Wagon Entertainment for Paramount Pictures.

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The story takes place many years after the first 'Gladiator'. It follows Lucius, the grandson of Rome's former emperor Marcus Aurelius and son of Lucilla. When Roman soldiers led by General Marcus Acacius invade his home in Numidia, Lucius is captured and forced to become a gladiator. He decides to fight against the rule of emperors Caracalla and Geta, inspired by the hero Maximus from the original movie.

Talks about making a sequel began in 2001, and Ridley Scott updated fans over the years. Filming started in June 2023 and finished in January 2024, with a break due to labor disputes. 'Gladiator II' is set to be released on November 15, 2024, in the United Kingdom, and later on November 22, 2024, in the United States and Canada.

Gladiator 2 Cast

Actor

Role

Paul Mescal Lucius Verus
Pedro Pascal Marcus Acacius
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
Denzel Washington Macrinus
Joseph Quinn Emperor Geta
Fred Hechinger Emperor Caracalla
Derek Jacobi Senator Gracchus
May Calamawy Wife of Lucius Verus
Tim McInnerny Thraex
Alexander Karim Ravi
Rory McCann Tegula
Lior Raz -
Peter Mensah -
Matt Lucas -


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