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Romeo + Juliet (1-Nov-1996)

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Writers: Craig Pearce; Baz Luhrmann

From a play: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Music by: Nellee Hooper

Producers: Gabriella Martinelli; Baz Luhrmann

Keywords: Drama

Australian director Baz Luhrmann adapts the Shakespeare play into a modern setting, keeping the Elizabethan dialogue. Beautifully choreographed, fast edits, and the sensual, intense emotional quality conveyed by the leads make this spectacle work. Underrated, though some will find it too absurd to enjoy. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Set Decoration.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jesse Bradford
28-May-1979   Clockstoppers
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Film Director
30-Sep-1956   Glitter
Claire Danes
12-Apr-1979   My So-Called Life
Brian Dennehy
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Leonardo DiCaprio
11-Nov-1974   Titanic
Harriet Sansom Harris
8-Jan-1955   Thoroughly Modern Millie
Jamie Kennedy
25-May-1970   Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted
John Leguizamo
22-Jul-1964   House of Buggin'
Miriam Margolyes
18-May-1941   The Age of Innocence
Dash Mihok
24-May-1974   Lynn McKennan on Felicity
Zak Orth
15-Oct-1970   When Trumpets Fade
Harold Perrineau, Jr.
7-Aug-1963   Link in The Matrix
Christina Pickles
17-Feb-1935   Judy Geller on Friends
Pete Postlethwaite
16-Feb-1946 2-Jan-2011 In the Name of the Father
Paul Rudd
6-Apr-1969   The Shape of Things
Paul Sorvino
13-Apr-1939   Det. Cerreta on Law & Order
Diane Venora
10-Aug-1952   Bird
M. Emmet Walsh
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor


Leonardo DiCaprio   ...   Romeo
Claire Danes   ...   Juliet
Also Starring
Jesse Bradford   ...   Balthasar
Vondie Curtis-Hall   ...   Capt. Prince
Brian Dennehy   ...   Ted Montague
John Leguizamo   ...   Tybalt
Miriam Margolyes   ...   Nurse
Harold Perrineau, Jr.   ...   Mercutio
Christina Pickles   ...   Caroline Montague
Pete Postlethwaite   ...   Fr. Laurence
Paul Rudd   ...   Dave Paris
Paul Sorvino   ...   Fulgencio Capulet
Diane Venora   ...   Gloria Capulet
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   Apothecary
Edwina Moore   ...   Anchorwoman
Zak Orth   ...   Gregory
Jamie Kennedy   ...   Sampson
Dash Mihok   ...   Benvolio
Lupita Ochoa   ...   Attractive Girl
Gloria Silva   ...   Nun
Vincent Laresca   ...   Abra
Carlos Martin Manzo Otálora   ...   Petruchio
Carolyn Valero   ...   Middle Age Occupant
Paco Morayta   ...   Middle Age Occupant
Rodrigo Escandon   ...   Kid With Toy Gun
Margarita Wynne   ...   Station Mother
Harriet Harris   ...   Susan Santandiago
Michael Corbett   ...   Rich Ranchidis
Pedro Altamirano   ...   Peter
Mario Cimarro   ...   Capulet Bouncer
Des'ree   ...   Diva
Ismael Eguiarte   ...   OP Officer
Ricardo Barona   ...   Altar Boy
Fausto Barona   ...   Altar Boy
Quindon Tarver   ...   Choir Boy
Alex Newman   ...   Altar Boy 2
Cory Newman   ...   Altar Boy 2
Jorge Abraham   ...   Post Haste Delivery Man
John Sterlini   ...   Sacristan
Farnesio de Bernal   ...   Undertaker
Catalina Botello   ...   Post Haste Clerk


Review by OwatzNaName (posted on 15-Mar-2005)

Personally I thought the new interpretation of Romeo and Juliet was awesome. And the characters really spoke the language well. I was not a huge fan of DiCaprio but when i saw the movie i thought "wow it really showed his acting skills." I also liked Jesse Bradford who took the small role of Balthasar and really made something memorable out of it. For such a small role it especially showed when his character brought the news of juliets supposed death to Romeo. I know to some Shakespeare fans this movie was offensive but it really turned out to be better than i thought it would be. The cast was mesmorizing and really brought the story to life. I felt like I was really there. To me this was one of the best movies ever... but thats just my opinion... at least it made more since to me than the 1968 version with Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whitting that version didnt seem as alive as this one... Thats why I give it 4 stars. It was a truly captivating film.

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