Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Blog Number 44 - The helmet of King Leonidas in Frank Miller's '300'

I received a comment yesterday from an actor who is appearing in Frank Miller's '300' as one of the 300 Spartans. One of the questions that I had was whether or not the Spartans would have a crest on their helmets since they didn't have them in the comics. The actor was able to confirm that the 300 Spartiates wouldn't, however, as he hadn't seen Gerry Butler (King Leonidas) he couldn't say whether or not he would have a crest on his.

Since the illustrations from the book show King Leonidas with a crest and the '300' without one, I would have to assume that he will, therefore, it will be one way of distinguishing the King of Sparta from the rest of his troops.


Anonymous said...

John, its me again the spartan in 300, give me your email I will send you some pictures I took on set with the other spartans.

John Trikeriotis said...

Greetings Spartiati~

That would be absolutely great!!!

My e-mail address is

Cheers mate,