Dianne's Costumes and Research
Return to Rome Armor: a pale coloured tunic which has gold embroidery around the neck and sleeves, the large section of material, worn as a cape attached to the top of Commodus’ breastplate, has a pattern running through it with gold embroidery running along the edges, there are two pieces of cord where the material would have been attached.
Joaquin Phoenix in the 'Gladiator', I believe he was 'robbed' of his Academy Award. He was brilliant as the evil, power hungry, sadistic Commodus. His acting was so excellent he 'inspired' another young actor, Jack Gleeson who is in Game of Thrones. He said he watched Joaquin for hours to get every nuisance just right. I think he nailed it!