Almqvist believes Phoenix would easily portray him, because he is so similar to the actor's Gladiator character.
Almqvist says, "I think it would have to be Joaquin Phoenix. I've heard he's been chosen to play Johnny Cash, so if Hollywood thinks he's worthy of that, he can play me too.
"He was great as the mean emperor in Gladiator. I'm a good mix of mean Roman emperor and Johnny Cash."