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Shakespearean movies as we saw them
Can you name the titles of these movie versions of plays by Shakespeare, based on the actors’ other roles?
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Who can remember the names of all these Shakespearean characters? But I know I've seen these people somewhere else, on film or on TV. Titles may be repeated.
Shakespeare or Batman?
Plot event as we saw it
Victor Frankenstein goads Morpheus into a jealous rage.
Kenneth Branagh as Iago; Laurence Fishburne as Othello
Dolores Umbridge and Mahatma Gandhi play a nasty prank on King George III.
Imelda Staunton as Maria; Ben Kingsley as Feste; Nigel Hawthorne as Malvolio
The Doctor suspects Professor Charles Xavier of poisoning Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
David Tennant as Hamlet; Patrick Stewart as both Claudius and the Ghost
Gandalf murders most of Professor McGonagall’s descendants.
Ian McKellen as Richard III; Maggie Smith as the Duchess of York
Captain Mal Reynolds arrests two miscreants and brings them to Agent Phil Coulson.
Nathan Fillion as Dogberry; Clark Gregg as Leonato
Mad Max kills Bilbo Baggins in Cruella de Vil’s bedroom.
Mel Gibson as Hamlet; Ian Holm as Polonius; Glenn Close as Gertrude
Sally Fergus encourages Charles Foster Kane to be more ambitious.
Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth; Orson Welles as Macbeth
Caesar Flickerman makes Batman fall in love with Ally McBeal.
Stanley Tucci as Puck; Christian Bale as Demetrius; Calista Flockhart as Helena
Beetlejuice uncovers a plot by Malcolm X’s resentful brother, Neo.
Michael Keaton as Dogberry; Denzel Washington as Don Pedro; Keanu Reeves as Don John
Angela Chase is secretly married to Howard Hughes.
Claire Danes as Juliet; Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo
Queen Elizabeth II shipwrecks several people, including Nightcrawler.
Helen Mirren as Prospera [sic]; Alan Cumming as Sebastian
Lord Voldemort fights first against King Leonidas, then for him.
Ralph Fiennes as Caius Martius Coriolanus; Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius
Garfield gives Sabretooth some fatherly advice.
Bill Murray as Polonius; Liev Schreiber as Laertes
Gilderoy Lockhart asks Moses to put on a play in order to discomfit Brother Cadfael.
Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet; Charlton Heston as the Player King; Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Gwen Stacy dresses up as a boy and goes into the forest, accompanied by Dr. Octopus.
Bryce Dallas Howard as Rosalind; Alfred Molina as Touchstone
Michael Corleone demands a pound of Scar’s flesh.
Al Pacino as Shylock; Jeremy Irons as Antonio
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