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Romeo and Juliet (1996 movie)

Romeo and Juliet (full title: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet) is a 1996 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play directed by Baz Luhrmann. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet.

Other cast include Jesse Bradford (Balthasar), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Captain Prince), Brian Dennehy (Ted Montague), John Leguizamo (Tybalt), Miriam Margolyes (The Nurse), Dash Mihok (Benvolio), Harold Perrineau (Mercutio), Pete Postlethwaite (Friar Laurence), Paul Rudd (Dave Paris), Paul Sorvino (Fulgencio Capulet), Diane Venora (Gloria Capulet).

This version is a transposition of Shakespeare's play into the present time, with swords replaced by guns, skyscrapers instead of castles, and MTV-like action.

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