Studio: Warner Brothers
Cast: Colin Farrell as Alexander, Jared Leto as Hephaistion, Anthony Hopkins as Old Ptolemy, David Bedella as Scribe, Jessie Kamm as Child Alexander, Angelina Jolie as Olympias, Val Kilmer as Philip, Fiona O’Shaughnessy as Nurse, Connor Paolo as Young Alexander, Patrick Carroll as Young Hephaistion, Brian Blessed as Wrestling Trainer, Peter Williamson as Young Nearchus, Morgan Christopher Ferris as Young Cassander, Robert Earley as Young Ptolemy, Aleczander Gordon as Young Perdiccas, Christopher Plummer as Aristotle, Gary Stretch as Cleitus, John Kavanagh as Parmenion, Nick Dunning as Attalus, Marie Meyer as Eurydice, Mick Lally as Horse Seller and
Elliot Cowan as Ptolemy
Crew: Oliver Stone (director and co-writer); Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis (co-writers); Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Thomas Schuhly, Iain Smith and Oliver Stone (producers); Hans De Weers (co-producers); Leonard Glowinski and Robert S. Wilson (associate producers); Matthias Deyle, Pierre Grunstein, Aslan Nadery, Gianni Nunnari, Paul Rassam, Volker Schauz and Fernando Sulichin (executive producers)
Oliver Stone’s Alexander is based on the true story of one of history’s most luminous and influential leaders, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) – a man who had conquered 90% of the known world by the age of 27. Alexander led his virtually invincible Greek and Macedonian armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years, and by the time of his death at the age of 32 had forged an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. The film chronicles Alexander’s path to becoming a living legend, from a youth fueled by dreams of myth, glory and adventure to his lonely death as a ruler of a vast Empire. Alexander is the incredible story of a life that united the Known World and proved, if nothing else, fortune favors the bold.
Production Company: Intermedia Films / Pacifica Film
An Oliver Stone film.
Fortune favors the bold.
Release Dates: NOVEMBER 16, 2004
Genre: ADVENTURE / DRAMA / HISTORICAL
Film Fetish trivia:
Val Kilmer gained over 50 pounds and stopped working out for the plump role of Philip.
Sean Connery was considered for the role of Philip, which was eventually offered to Val Kilmer.
Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Hephaestion, but turned down the role.
Oliver Stone previously tried to produce the project with Tom Cruise in the title role.
Val Kilmer had to undergo over an hour of daily makeup to look older and don the scar tissue that covers the eye that Philip lost in battle.
Heath Ledger was originally considered for the role of Alexander before Colin Farrell was cast.
Alexander almost never had a theatrical run in Greece. A group of Greek lawyers decided to try to ban the film on the grounds that Oliver Stone was denigrating the figure of Alexander the Great by making reference to his bisexuality. The film was ultimately given a theatrical release in Greece and it premiered at #1.