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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
Angela Chase is secretly married to Howard Hughes.
Claire Danes as Juliet; Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo
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
Mad Max kills Bilbo Baggins in Cruella de Vil’s bedroom.
Mel Gibson as Hamlet; Ian Holm as Polonius; Glenn Close as Gertrude
Caesar Flickerman makes Batman fall in love with Ally McBeal.
Stanley Tucci as Puck; Christian Bale as Demetrius; Calista Flockhart as Helena
Lord Voldemort fights first against King Leonidas, then for him.
Ralph Fiennes as Caius Martius Coriolanus; Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius
Queen Elizabeth II shipwrecks several people, including Nightcrawler.
Helen Mirren as Prospera [sic]; Alan Cumming as Sebastian
Gandalf murders most of Professor McGonagall’s descendants.
Ian McKellen as Richard III; Maggie Smith as the Duchess of York
Garfield gives Sabretooth some fatherly advice.
Bill Murray as Polonius; Liev Schreiber as Laertes
Captain Mal Reynolds arrests two miscreants and brings them to Agent Phil Coulson.
Nathan Fillion as Dogberry; Clark Gregg as Leonato
The Doctor suspects Professor Charles Xavier of poisoning Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
David Tennant as Hamlet; Patrick Stewart as both Claudius and the Ghost
Sally Fergus encourages Charles Foster Kane to be more ambitious.
Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth; Orson Welles as Macbeth
Michael Corleone demands a pound of Scar’s flesh.
Al Pacino as Shylock; Jeremy Irons as Antonio
Victor Frankenstein goads Morpheus into a jealous rage.
Kenneth Branagh as Iago; Laurence Fishburne as Othello
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
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
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
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