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Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Poster
Love is the only inspiration.
Directed By
Produced By
Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Written By
Tom Stoppard
Distributed By
Miramax (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)
Country
US
Release Date
  • December 11, 1998 (US)
  • January 29, 1999 (UK)
Runtime
123 minutes
Rating
Rating R
Budget
$25M
Gross
$289,317,794

Shakespeare in Love is an Academy Award-winning Best Picture comedy film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard.

The film depicts a love affair involving playwright William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) at the time that he was writing the play Romeo and Juliet. The story is fiction, though several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, many of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench).

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