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William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996)

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic crime tragedy film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, co-produced by Gabriella Martinelli, and co-written by Craig Pearce. It is an adaptation and modernization of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the title roles of two teenagers who fall in love, despite their being members of feuding families. Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino and Diane Venora also star in supporting roles.


The House of Montague
Brian Dennehy as Ted Montague, Romeo’s father
Christina Pickles as Caroline Montague, Romeo’s mother
Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montague
Dash Mihok as Benvolio Montague, Romeo’s cousin
Jesse Bradford as Balthasar Montague, Romeo’s cousin
Zak Orth as Gregory Montague, Romeo’s cousin
Jamie Kennedy as Sampson Montague, Romeo’s cousin

The House of Capulet
Paul Sorvino as Fulgencio Capulet, Juliet’s father
Diane Venora as Gloria Capulet, Juliet’s mother
Claire Danes as Juliet Capulet
John Leguizamo as Tybalt Capulet, Juliet’s cousin
Vincent Laresca as Abra Capulet, Juliet’s cousin
Carlos Martín Manzo Otálora as Petruchio Capulet, Juliet’s cousin
Miriam Margolyes as Nurse, Juliet’s nanny

Harold Perrineau as Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend
Pete Postlethwaite as Father Laurence, the priest who marries Romeo and Juliet
Paul Rudd as Dave Paris, the governor’s son and Juliet’s fiancé
Vondie Curtis-Hall as Captain Prince, the chief of police
M. Emmet Walsh as Apothecary
Quindon Tarver as Choir Boy, the singer at Romeo and Juliet’s wedding
Edwina Moore as the Anchorwoman, who assumes the role of the Chorus


For more information, visit IMDb and Wikipedia.


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