It's hard to think of a story more epic than the Trojan War. It's been the subject of many movies, but director Wolfgang Petersen took a swing at it in 2004. He cast Sean Bean as Odysseus, Brian Cox as Agamemnon and Brad Pitt as Achilles. The budget was a whopping $175 million and it only pulled in $133 in America, but overseas audiences were huge and it came within an inch of the half billion mark. It was a heavy role for Pitt, and he unwound later that year with Ocean's 12.