Character: Achilles
Release Date: 14 May 2004
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen
Written By: Homer, David Benioff
Genre: Action/Drama/History/Romance
Tagline: For Honor, For Victory, For Love, For Destiny, For Passion, For Troy
MPAA Rating: R
Produced by: Warner Bros. Pictures, Radiant Productions, Plan B Entertainment
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Budget: $175,000,000 (estimated)
Filming Dates: 22 April 2003 – December 2003

Julian Glover…Triopas
Brian Cox…Agamemnon
Nathan Jones…Boagrius
Brad Pitt…Achilles
John Shrapnel…Nestor
Brendan Gleeson…Menelaus
Diane Kruger…Helen
Eric Bana…Hector
Orlando Bloom…Paris
Siri Svegler…Polydora
Garrett Hedlund…Patroclus
Sean Bean…Odysseus
Julie Christie…Thetis
Peter O’Toole…Priam
Saffron Burrows…Andromache
Rose Byrne…Briseis

Filming Locations:
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations begin to clash after Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. But they come to a stop by Hector, Prince of Troy. The whole movie shows their battle struggles, and the foreshadowing of fate in this remake by Wolfgang Petersen of Homer’s “The Iliad.”

Trivia & Facts:
The impending war in Iraq forced the production to move from Morocco to Baja California Sur, Mexico in February 2003.

Many German viewers were annoyed when they realized that, in the German dubbed version, the dubbing voice of Brad Pitt was changed from his usual one (Tobias Meister) to the voice of Martin Kessler, who normally dubs Nicolas Cage. This was done on personal request from director Wolfgang Petersen.

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