Are You Not Entertained? What Type of Entertainer Are You?
In 2000, Russell Crowe won Best Actor for playing a Roman general in the film Gladiator. As the character of Maximus, he shouted out one of the most iconic lines in film history: ‘Are you not entertained?!’ And now that single sentence is truly historical, isn’t it?
Lucky for all of us, Gladiator isn’t the only show in town. And, in a way, Gladiator’s most famous quote was ahead of its time. Nowadays, there are more ways to be an entertainer than ever before. People can now make motion pictures from the comfort of their homes. You could also be a live performer on a stage, or you could become a film star. Even athletes could be considered performers since they work to keep spectators entertained.
There are many views on the merit of entertainment. But one thing is certain. There are plenty of different types of entertainers out there, and each has their own unique and electrifying skillset. Take this quiz and then ask yourself, ‘Are you not entertained?’
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One of the most iconic images of the last 50 years is Russell Crowe in Gladiator screaming, 'Are you not entertained?' What a manly man, right? However, there are many other types of entertainers besides actors... and gladiators.
These days, we spend most of our free time seeking out entertainment online. How many of us stream movies or TV shows from our phones? How many of us watch silly videos on our computers while we're at the office? Family life has never been so centered around 'entertainment.'
And all of the people that make up these sources of entertainment, 'Are they NOT entertainers?' Politicians? Athletes? Journalists? Teachers? Freelancers? Buskers on a busy street? There are so many types of 'entertainers.' But there's only one underlying question we can ask to determine whether or not you truly are an entertainer. And that question was so ruthlessly put forward when a gladiator walked around a Roman Colosseum and asked the audience, 'Are you not entertained?'