The historical prototype of Emperor Commodus was entirely different from the actor Joaquin Phoenix, who portrayed this figure. Not only this, the movie presented some inaccurate details about the biography of Roman statesman. In reality, Commodus was the ruler of Rome for around 13 years, whereas, the movie portrayed his kingdom for only 2 years.
Many of us are big fans of historical figures and the actors who portrayed them through their phenomenal performances. We are curious to know whether those actors really share their appearances to the real historical figures.
We agree that it is very difficult to achieve 100% accuracy while displaying a historical figure through a real-life person. Because even a minor difference can change the whole appearance. Despite this fact, directors of the movies were really appreciated for how they molded actors into historical figures.
Read below some details about those interesting historical figures and the actors.