Production info

USA, 2004

Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins
Directed by Oliver Stone


Sweeping historical saga that charts the life and legend of Alexander the Great, who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. The story is told in retrospect by old Ptolemy, his half-brother and former general who ascended the throne of Egypt as Ptolemy I after Alexander had died. Apart from Ptolemy and Alexandria, Egypt plays no further part in this movie, which focusses mostly on the campaigns in the east, the conquest of the Persian empire and the extension as far as the Punjab.

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