Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Dalton Trumbo and based on the novel of the same title by Howard Fast. It is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War, and stars Kirk Douglas in the title role, Laurence Olivier as Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus.
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by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video, 2001
Spartacus - Official Trailer , 1960
Includes scenes where Spartacus breaks "the symbol of the Senate" (fasces baton) in two, and where he tells Varinia (his wife) that he prays "for a son who'll be born free"
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