Priam, King of Troy
, comes to beg for his son's body from Achilles.
On this side-son of Priam, King of Troy
, son of one of many wives, Homer bestows one of his most gorgeous similes: As a garden poppy, burst into red bloom, bends, drooping its head to one side, weighed down by its full seeds and a sudden spring shower, so Gorgythion's head fell limp over one shoulder, weighed down by his helmet.
Peter O'Toole as Priam, King of Troy
, is the only actor to bring any true emotion and depth to the movie.
Bloom's Lord Of The Rings co-star Sean Bean plays Achilles' pal Odysseus, King of Ithaca, while veteran Peter O'Toole stars as Priam, King of Troy
and Hulk star Eric Bana takes the role of Priam's son Hector.
Achilles was the greatest hero among the Greeks, while Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy
, embodied the hopes of the people of his city.
Audiences will next see him as Priam, king of Troy
, in Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy."