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 Actor||Marlon Brando||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Ruttenberg||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Miklos Rozsa||Nominated|
|Best Picture||John Houseman, Producer||Nominated|
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Julius Caesar: [after being stabbed by Brutus] Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!
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.
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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."
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