Shakespeare In Love


Release Date: December 11, 1998
Running Time: 122 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $100,241,322.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Period, Romance, Romantic Comedy


It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. While the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him, Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse--and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who draws him into his own dramatic adventure of star-crossed love. It all begins when Lady Viola, desperate to become an actor at a time when women were forbidden from such depravity, disguises herself as a man to audition for Will's play. But the guise slips away as their passion ignites. Now Will's quill...

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Joseph Fiennes

Gwyneth Paltrow

Judi Dench

Ben Affleck

Tom Wilkinson

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