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November 22, 2023
2hr 38min
Status: released

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Napoleon Movie Details:

Movie NameNapoleon
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
GenreHistorical, Drama
Release DateNovember 14, 2023 (Salle Pleyel)
November 22, 2023 (United States and United Kingdom)
Running Time2hr 38min
Age ratingR
CastJoaquin Phoenix
Vanessa Kirby
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written byDavid Scarpa
Produced byRidley Scott
Kevin J. Walsh
Mark Huffam
Joaquin Phoenix
Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski
Edited by Claire Simpson
Sam Restivo
Music byMartin Phipps
Production CompanyApple Studios
Scott Free Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Apple TV+

Napoleon Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French.
  • Vanessa Kirby as Empress Joséphine, Empress Consort and the first wife of Napoleon.
  • Tahar Rahim as Paul Barras, a politician who was the executive head of the Directory during the French Revolution.
  • Rupert Everett as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
  • Ben Miles as Armand de Caulaincourt, a diplomat and close advisor to Napoleon.
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Thérésa Cabarrus (Madame Tallien), a socialite and noblewoman.
  • Matthew Needham as Lucien Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon.
  • John Hollingworth as Marshal Ney, lauded as “the bravest of the brave” by Napoleon.
  • Youssef Kerkour as Marshal Davout, one of Napoleon’s finest commanders.
  • Sinéad Cusack as Letizia Bonaparte, mother of Napoleon.
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as Abbé Sieyès
  • Phil Cornwell as Sanson the Bourreau, the executioner who guillotined Louis XVI, the King of France.
  • Édouard Philipponnat as Alexander I, Tsar of Russia
  • Jannis Niewöhner as Hippolyte Charles
  • Miles Jupp as Emperor Francis II
  • Edward Bennett as Jean de Cambaceres, a Royalist supporter
  • Ian McNeice as Louis XVIII, King of France during the Bourbon Restoration, following Napoleon’s exile to Elba.
  • Paul Rhys as Talleyrand, a leading diplomat of France.
  • Catherine Walker as Marie-Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria, and later Queen of France.
  • Gavin Spokes as Moulin, a Directory politician.
  • Mark Bonnar as Jean-Andoche Junot, general of Napoleon and commander of the French invasion of Portugal in 1807.
  • Anna Mawn as the Archduchess Marie-Louise, Napoleon’s second wife.
  • Davide Tucci as Lazare Hoche, a general and hero of revolutionary France.
  • Sam Crane as Jacques-Louis David, a preeminent Neoclassical French painter.
  • Scott Handy as Marshal Berthier, chief of staff to Napoleon from his first Italian campaign in 1796 until his first abdication in 1814, and twice Minister of War of France.
  • Tim Faulkner as Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.
  • Abubakar Salim as General Dumas.
  • Kevin Eldon as Dr. Jean-Nicolas Corvisart.


Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Napoleon Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$130–200 million
Opening Day$7.7 million
Domestic Collection$61.5 million
International Collection$156.9 million
Worldwide Collection$218.4 million

About Napoleon Movie:

  • Production began in February 2022.
  • The film’s working title was Marengo.
  • The film is based on the true story of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Jodie Comer was cast as Empress Joséphine but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Vanessa Kirby.
  • On December 2022 it was reported to the media that Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Napoleon was so powerful that Ridley Scott had to rewrite the script to adjust for Phoenix.
  • Napoleon premiered at Salle Pleyel in Paris on November 14, 2023, and was released in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 22, 2023, by Columbia Pictures and Apple Original Films, through Sony Pictures Releasing, before streaming on Apple TV+ at a later date.
  • Napoleon received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the battle sequences and performances, though some noted its historical inaccuracies.
  • In the United States and Canada, Napoleon was released alongside Wish and the wide expansion of Saltburn, and was originally projected to gross around $22 million from 3,500 theaters over its five-day Thanksgiving opening weekend. After making $7.7 million on its first day (including $3 million from Tuesday night previews), estimates were raised to $29–33 million. It then made $4.4 million on Thanksgiving Day and $8.4 million on Friday. The film went on to debut to $20.4 million in its opening weekend (and a total of $32.5 million over the five days), finishing second behind holdover The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.