33 Historical authenticity edit The Numidian king Juba. He was not depicted in the film. All we did was help him finish." 31 The film is dedicated to Reed's memory. Connie Nielsen as Lucilla: Maximus's former lover and the olderchild of Marcus Aurelius. He orders the disguised Maximus, as leader of the gladiators, to show himself and give his name; Maximus reveals himself and declares vengeance. 104 An easter egg contained on disc 2 of the extended edition / special edition DVD releases includes a discussion of possible scenarios for a follow-up. 75 In December 2000, Gladiator was named the best film of the year by viewers of Film 2000, taking 40 of the votes. The film was released on Blu-ray in September 2009, in a 2-disc edition containing both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, as part of Paramount's "Sapphire Series" (Paramount bought the DreamWorks library in 2006). Retrieved May 31, 2018. 64 In 2003, Luciano Pavarotti released a recording of himself singing a song from the film and said he regretted turning down an offer to perform on the soundtrack. "The Big Picture: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (PG. Due to Academy rules, only Hans Zimmer was officially nominated for Best Original Score, and not to Lisa Gerrard at the time.