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Julius Caesar (1953) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by John Houseman.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorMarlon BrandoNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh HuntWon
Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergNominated
Best Music - ScoringMiklos RozsaNominated
Best PictureJohn Houseman, ProducerNominated

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1001 Classic Movies: Julius Caesar (1953)

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 3, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Julius Caesar (1953), starring Marlon Brando, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout April, I'll commemorate the 400th an... Read full article

Julius Caesar (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 12, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Julius Caesar Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Joseph L Mankiewicz (uncredited) from the play by William Shakespeare 1953/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Julius Caesar is not my favorite of the Bard’s plays. ?The film is worth seeing, however, if only for Ma... Read full article

Julius Caesar

By Alyson on Apr 24, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Based on Shakespeare?s play, Julius Caesar tells the story of a group of Roman conspirators who plot to murder Caesar (Louis Calhern) before his ambition for power turns to tyranny. ?Brutus (James Mason) unites them under this cause for the greater good ofRome, but truthfully, Cassius (John Gielgud)... Read full article

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Cassius: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,/ But in ourselves that we are underlings.

Cassius: Ye gods, it doth amaze me/ A man of such a feeble temper / Should so get the start of the majestic world/And bear the palm alone.

Julius Caesar: [after being stabbed by Brutus] Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!

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Facts about

John Gielgud was cast after director Joseph L. Mankiewicz saw him play Cassius in a stage production at Stratford-on-Avon. Mankiewicz was in Stratford to see Paul Scofield, whom he was considering casting as Marc Antony, until Marlon Brando's screen test turned out so well.
Director John Huston remarked on Brando's intense Method acting in this film as "like a hot furnace opening in a dark room."
The featurette on the DVD, "The Rise of Two Legends", is presented in anamorphic widescreen format (16:9), while the film itself is presented in its original standard "Academy format".
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