Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick
and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast
about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas
as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.