Russell as Maximus in Gladiator is featured on one of the ten different "Icons of the Decade" covers of Empire Magazine. The other covers featured are:
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings"
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne
Uma Thurman from "Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2"
Heath Ledger as the Joker from "The Dark Knight"
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Simon Pegg from "Shaun of the Dead"
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine