The Story of Russell Crowe's "Gladiator" Costume

The Story of Russell Crowe's "Gladiator" Costume

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:30

In this week's Academy Originals, costume designer Janty Yates takes us through her process on making  Russell Crowe's "Gladiator" costumes. 

Yates explained that for every set of armor she created for Crowe she needed to make many more for various reasons.

"We had to have four for the actor, four for the stuntman. You have to have some for the riding stuntman and the fighting stuntman.," she said. "You [also] have to have clean, bloody, and muddy [costume]." 

To hear more stories of behind the scenes of costume design, check out this short film about  The Story of Keanu Reeves' "The Matrix" Costume and this one about The Story of the "Dallas Buyers Club" Costumes