Alexander is a 2004 epic historical drama film based on the life of Alexander the Great. It was directed by Oliver Stone, with Colin Farrell in the title role. The film was an original screenplay based in part on the book Alexander the Great, written in the 1970s by the University of Oxford historian Robin Lane Fox. Upon its release, the film received generally favourable reviews by European critics. Negatively received in the United States, it grossed over $167 million worldwide against a $155 million budget. Wikipedia
Philip: I'm sure you remember Achilles and the tales of Troy. Young Alexander: He's my favorite. Philip: Why? Young Alexander: Because he loved Patroclus, and avenged his death. Because he lived without fear. Philip: Some say he was a hotheaded fool, who fought only for himself and not for Greece. Young Alexander: But he was a hero! The greatest at Troy. Philip: And his fate? Young Alexander: That he must die young, with great glory. Philip: Did he have a choice? Young Alexander: Oh yes. He could've had a long life, but there would be no glory.