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Alexander (film)

Alexander (film)
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Film information
Directed byOliver Stone
Produced byMoritz Borman
Thomas Schühly
Jon Kilik
Iain Smith
Written byOliver Stone
Christopher Kyle
Laeta Kalogridis
StarringColin Farrell
Angelina Jolie
Val Kilmer
Anthony Hopkins
Jared Leto
Rosario Dawson
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Rory McCann
Neil Jackson
Gary Stretch
Christopher Plummer
Music byVangelis
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
Editing byThomas J. Nordberg
Yann Hervé
Alex Marquez
StudioInternationale Medien und Film
Warner Bros.
Distributed byConstantin Film
Warner Bros.
Release date 
Running time175 minutes (theatrical director's cut), 167 minutes (2005 DVD cut),
214 minutes (2007 "Alexander Revisted" The final cut)
Budget$155 million
Gross revenue$167,298,192

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'Alexander' is a 2004 epic film based on the life of Alexander the Great. It is not a remake of the 1956 film which starred Richard Burton. It was directed by Oliver Stone, with Colin Farrell in the title role. The film was an original screenplay based in part on the book Alexander the Great, written in the 1970s by historian Robin Lane Fox, Professor of Ancient History at Oxford.

The film was critically derided upon its release and failed at the American box office. It grossed only US$34 million domestically, while costing $155 million to produce. However, it did better internationally in recovering its losses, grossing a total of $132 million in overseas revenue.

The two earlier DVD versions of Alexander ("director's cut" version and the theatrical version) sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States. Oliver Stone's third version, "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut" (2007) has sold close to one million copies.

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