My Name is Maximus… (Inspirational Clip from “Gladiator”)

Need something to get you going before a workout or just to kick-start your day? Try this epic clip from the movie “Gladiator” on for size.

This scene really gets me going every time I see it…and I’ve re-watched it several times. The writing is strong so the wording has a natural power to it, but Russel Crowe really steps up and delivers them superbly. If you want the text of the quote to copy and paste somewhere or just to save, I’ve put it below the video. For info on the movie, check it out on iMDB here.



“My Name is Maximus…” – Full Gladiator Movie Quote

Commodus: Why doesn’t the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name.

Maximus: My name is Gladiator.

[turns away from Commodus]

Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name.

Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Interested in learning more about the real ancient gladiators? Take a look at our article:  “The Rise of the Gladiators and Their Athletic Training“.