Romeo and Juliet (Film 1996)

Cast

The House of Montague
  • Brian Dennehy as Ted Montague, Romeo's father[6]
  • 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
Others
  • Harold Perrineau as Mercutio, Romeo's best friend
  • Pete Postlethwaite as Father Lawrence, the priest who marries Romeo and Juliet
  • Paul Rudd as Dave Paris, the governor's son and Juliet's fiance
  • 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

Natalie Portman had been considered for the role of Juliet but, after production began, it was felt that the footage looked as though DiCaprio was "molesting" her.[7] Baz Lurhmann also admitted that Portman was too young at the time, and made DiCaprio look older than intended. He was 21 at the time of filming and Portman was only 14.

DiCaprio proclaimed Danes be cast, as she was genuine in her line delivery and didn't try to impress him by acting flirtatious. [8]


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