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Looooong and somewhat farcical bio of Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great. In Stone's depiction, Alexander (Farrell) is the pawn in a marital war between his swaggering, drunken father Philip (Kilmer) and his snake-worshipping mother Olympias (a sultry Jolie), who implies that her boy is really the progeny of the god Zeus. Tutored by Aristotle (Plummer), Alexander believes it's his destiny to subjugate as much of the known world as is possible. Lots of big battles ensue as Alexander forcibly unites the squabbling Greek city-states before challenging the might of the Persian empire. He does take some time out to marry hot-blooded Eastern princess, Roxanne (Dawson), while the ruler's relationship with constant companion Hephaistion (Leto) is reduced to meaningful glances. Farrell cannot overcome the fact that he isn't forceful enough to portray an epic figure.

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Available on Running time 175 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Historical Romance, Biopics: Military, War, General, Greece--Ancient, Period Piece, Sword & Sandal
Oliver Stone, Laeta Kalogridis, Christopher Kyle
Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Christopher Plummer, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Hopkins, Brian Blessed, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tim Pigott-Smith, Gary Stretch, John Kavanagh, Ian Beattie, Feodor Atkine, Connor Paolo, Nick Dunning, Marie Meyer, Elliot Cowan, Joseph Morgan, Denis Conway, Neil Jackson, Rory McCann, Raz Degan, Annelise Hesme
Rodrigo Prieto
Oliver Stone
Jean-Paul Mugel, Budd Carr, Tom Nordberg, Yann Herve, Alex Marquez, Stuart Rose, James Lewis, Stephane Cressend, Lek Chunsutiwat, Jenny Beavan, Jan Roelfs
Jon Kilik, Iain Smith, Thomas Schuhly, Moritz Borman, Moritz Borman, Warner Bros.

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Alexander was a really good movie. It had many great cast members. Angelina Jolie, Colin Farrel, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Val Kilmer, and Christopher Plummer are some of the cast members. The movie is almost three hours long, but I really enjoyed it. It didn't seem that long. Although, there are a couple parts that seem a little drawn out, but other than that I thought they did a really good job on the movie. There's a lot of action, fighting scenes, and a good story line. It you have a few hours, I'd watch this movie. You'll enjoy it. The cast members make a great team. I enjoyed this movie.