ITT: Best portrayals of historical figures

James Purefoy as Mark Antony

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That Welsh bloke as Henry VIII

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that irishman as julius caesar

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That white british guy playing that roman character

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >That white british guy playing that roman character
      I'm sure you would have preferred a Nafri subhuman instead?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you think that swarthy Mediterranean passing actor looks white, I'd hate to see what you think actual Romans looked like lmao

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He looks iberoceltic actually probably how most romans looked like irl.

        >That white british guy playing that roman character
        I'm sure you would have preferred a Nafri subhuman instead?

        Oh goodness gracious no I stopped watching modern tv series and movies due to africans being plastered everywhere.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Closer than any modern Italian

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Willem did it better

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the best

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn he looks exactly like Donald Trump.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    liam neeson as Michael collins

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the best in acting tbh. Don't think a performance tops it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Better than Heston and Brando tho?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I didnt like Rome specifically because of how Anglo it all was. All the characters are these lanky, goofy look bongs going all "OY WHAT?!?" with their clever little sayings. Completely takes me out of the setting.

    Also, most of the show is centered in like one of two rooms where characters discuss their boring personal issues, or excessive degenerate sex because romans were freaks lol! Made this whole "epic" series feel like some cheapo small drama production.

    I mean this was about the fucking rise of ceasar and there is no real scenes about plebs rioting in the streets, its just Octavians mother being annoying

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Also, most of the show is centered in like one of two rooms where characters discuss their boring personal issues, or excessive degenerate sex because romans were freaks lol! Made this whole "epic" series feel like some cheapo small drama production.
      it's like you've never watched a historical series in your life

      also you complain about muh Anglo Romans in every thread, you're such a boring cunt repeating the same shit in every thread you can find

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a half-fictional story about legionaries Pullo and Vorenus. I think it was targeted at people who already know something about roman history and wanted to see it portrayed with a different approach

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If they wanted to make it a story about the common people of Rome they shouldn't have included actual historical figures as main characters.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're dumb

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            nice argument

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Nothing to add to it. You're just dumb

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Vorenus and Pullo were actual centurions from Caesar’s book on the Gallic Wars

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree the "gangs of the Aventine" arc was rather contrite but Romans were white and the "clever little sayings" and posh talk was to help translate the fact most of the characters were nobility. It is well balanced kino.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I didnt like Rome specifically because of how Anglo it all was. All the characters are these lanky, goofy look bongs going all "OY WHAT?!?" with their clever little sayings. Completely takes me out of the setting.
      it's a 2000's production, i guess they theoretically could've had everyone speaking in latin, but they had to appeal to the lowest common denominator. in any ways i liked it and enjoyed it. only thing that really annoyed me was the stupid ending and the anachronistic egyptian palace

      >where characters discuss their boring personal issues,
      tv series' require drama...

      >xcessive degenerate sex because romans were freaks lol!
      they were. at least they didnt show little boys being fucked in the asshole for obvious reasons

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >everyone speaking Latin

        Thanks anon, you reminded me of that Romulus show. Gonna rewatch that during this heat wave. I hope they have a season 2.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sean Bean as Sharpe

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fritz Diez as Adolf Hitler in numerous soviet and east german movies.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That English bloke as Thomas More.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A Man for All Seasons
      excellent taste, anon.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Henry Fonda as Young Mr. Lincoln. God-tier Ford/Fonda collaboration.

    And that English bloke was not bad as old Mr. Lincoln.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He was just a fat uncle.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    James Cagney as George M. Cohan

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anatoly Solonitsyn as Andrei Rublev

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    But what of good Solonius?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      S1 and the spinoff were quite entertaining altough not very historical since real gladiotors didn't die that often (gladiator fights were like ancient wrestling but with more blood). Later seasons were very mediocre though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's not really that many instances of gladiators dying in the arena.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    russel crow as gladiator

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