Release Year: 2000
Costume Designer: Janty Yates
Who vs. Who: Maximus (Russell Crowe) vs. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix)
Every man wishes he had a little Maximus in him (and, no, we're not pausing that—grow up already!). As Roman times warrior at the center of Ridley Scott's spectacular Gladiator, Russell Crowe dons the customary high boots, armored shoulder pads and vintage fighter tops of the times. It's a much manlier look than that of pain-in-the-ass rich kid Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), whose prissy white outfit screams "I'm trying out for a Shakespearean play." Applaud as Maximus bodies the sissy.