Troy (2004) Cast ★ Then and Now [18 Years After]

Troy (2004) Cast ★ Then and Now [18 Years After]


Troy is a 2004 American epic historical war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff. Produced by units in Malta, Mexico and Britain’s Shepperton Studios, the film features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom.

It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad in its narration of the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War—condensed into little more than a couple of weeks, rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year.

Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy, defended by Hector’s Trojan army. The end of the film (the sack of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Quintus Smyrnaeus’s Posthomerica as the Iliad concludes with Hector’s death and funeral.

Troy made over $497 million worldwide, making it the 60th highest-grossing film at the time of its release. However, it received mixed reviews, with critics praising its entertainment value and Pitt’s performance, but criticizing its story and unfaithfulness to the Iliad itself.

It received a nomination for Best Costume Design at the 77th Academy Awards and was the eighth highest-grossing film of 2004.

This is the video of how actors have changed in 18 years since filming. Enjoy…


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