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Julius Caesar (1970)

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Charlton Heston, Jason Robards and John Gielgud are among the stars of this adaptation of Shakespeare's drama of political intrigue in ancient Rome.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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VCI

Cast

Charlton Heston
as Marc Antony
John Gielgud
as Julius Caesar
Jason Robards
as Marcus Brutus
Richard Chamberlain
as Octavius Caesar / Augustus
Diana Rigg
as Portia
Jill Bennett II
as Calpurnia
Christopher Lee
as Artemidorus
Alan Browning
as Marullus
Norman Bowler
as Titinius
Andrew Crawford
as Volumnius
David Dodimead
as Lepidus
Peter Eyre
as Cinna the Poet
Edwin Finn
as Publius
Derek Godfrey
as Decius Brutus
Michael Gough
as Metellus Cimber
Paul Hardwick
as Messala
Ewan Hooper
as Strato
Robert Keegan
as Lucilius
André Morell
as Cicero
David Neal
as Cinna The Conspirator
Preston Lockwood
as Trebonius
John Moffatt
as Popilius Lena
Steven Pacey
as Lucius
Ron Pember
as Cobbler
John Tate
as Clitus
Damien Thomas
as Pindarus
Liz Geghardt
as Calpurnia's Maid
Ronald McGill
as Caesar's Servant
Linbert Spencer
as Caesar's Servant
Alba
as The Soothsayer
Trevor Adams
as Caesar's Servant
Robin Chadwick
as Octavius' Servant
Christopher Cazenove
as Antony's Servant
Roy Stewart
as Lepidus' Slave
Derek Hardwick
as 3rd Plebian
Ken Hutchison
as Plebian #1
Michael Keating
as Plebian #2
Derek Hardwicke
as Plebian #3
Michael Wynne
as Plebian #4
David Leland
as Plebian #5
Ronald Magill
as Servant to Caesar
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Critic Reviews for Julius Caesar

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Handsome production, but pales to Brando's take.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Julius Caesar

This was actually not too bad. It was an okay movie adaptation to Caesar and while much better than the Romeo and Juliet one, it isn't generally speaking, good. It has some pretty good acting and some good looking set pieces but like all Shakesphere lit, it's draggy, long, and sometimes just plain boring. But overall not too bad. 6.5/10

Noah  Weinstein
Noah Weinstein
½

A few good performances and the always classic source material can't save this adaptation, with an embarrassingly bad acting from Jason Robards and cheap production values.

Michael Lown
Michael Lown

I watched this in sophomore Literature class in high school. A phenomenal cast. How often do you see Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee and the late, great Sir John Gielgud play essentially supporting roles to Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson (who plays a phenomenal Cassius), Diana Rigg, Jason Robards, Robert Vaughn and a whole slew of great actors and actresses? This film had to be a dream for director Stuart Burge. It was like someone handed him the keys to the fastest Ferrari on the planet. Mind you this is a straight adaptation of the Shakespeare play right down to the verbiage and delivery (although I am eternally grateful Burge decided NOT to institute Iambic Pentameter in the dialogue. That would've been REALLY annoying with this cast). But this cast is so immensely and insanely strong they make it work anyway and you really don't notice. Worth watching if you truly consider yourself a student of cinema and of once-in-a-lifetime casts.

J K
J K

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