April 18, 2004


A Fresh Take on a Classic Role (Judith S. Gillies, April 18, 2004, Washington Post)

When actor Goran Visnjic told his father he was playing the lead role in "Spartacus," his dad simply said, "Better be good."

That's because he was not only playing "one of the most important humans in the whole world history," the actor said, he also was tackling a role made famous by the legendary Kirk Douglas in a 1960 film that has a history of its own.

The new "Spartacus" is a miniseries about the slave who was trained as a gladiator and led a bloody revolt against his Roman masters more than 2,000 years ago. It premieres in two parts on Sunday and Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. on cable's USA Network.

It obviously won't be as good as the great movie but is supposedly not too bad.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 18, 2004 8:05 AM
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