Thank you Miss K Keller for your astute observation.
She was thinking of Orlando Bloom in Troy. I don't like him or it. I have to say when I walked into the movie theater to see a 20 foot poster of Russel Crowe as Maximus my first thought was, "Get over yourself."
Then I watched the movie. 5 times. In the theater. (Not a record for me, BTW,) While I do have two Gladiator posters in my office, my infatuation with Russel Crowe has long faded and I now have simultaneous crushes on Robert Downey Jr. and David Tennant. Does Avengers count as an epic?