Release Date 2006-12-09
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300 is a 2007 American fantasy action adventure film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book. The plot revolves around King Leonidas, who leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "god-King" Xerxes and his army of more than 300,000 soldiers. As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios. Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy. 300 was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HD DVD on July 31, 2007. The film received mixed reviews, receiving acclaim for its original visuals and style, but criticism for favoring visuals over characterization and its controversial depiction of the ancient Persians in Iran and Beyond; however, the film was a box office success, grossing over $450 million, with the film's opening being the 24th largest in box office history at the time, and it has since developed a cult following.

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Actors & Characters

Gerard Butler Gerard Butler King Leonidas King Leonidas
Lena Headey Lena Headey Queen Gorgo Queen Gorgo
Dominic West Dominic West Theron Theron
David Wenham David Wenham Dilios Dilios
Vincent Regan Vincent Regan Captain Captain
Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Stelios Stelios
Tom Wisdom Tom Wisdom Astinos Astinos
Andrew Pleavin Andrew Pleavin Daxos Daxos
Andrew Tiernan Andrew Tiernan Ephialtes Ephialtes
Rodrigo Santoro Rodrigo Santoro Xerxes Xerxes


Larry Fong Cinematography
Zack Snyder Director
William Hoy Editor
Tyler Bates Music
Mark Canton Producer
Gianni Nunnari Producer
Bernie Goldmann Producer
Jeffrey Silver Producer
Zack Snyder Writer
Kurt Johnstad Writer
Michael B. Gordon Writer