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    Here's What The Cast Of "Sense And Sensibility" Looks Like Today

    "Your friendship has been the most important of my life."

    Almost 20 years ago, Sense and Sensibility opened in theaters and made us all want to travel back to the era of Jane Austen. Here's what the Dashwood family and their friends are up to today.

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    Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood

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    Thompson also penned the screenplay for the movie. She won the 1996 Oscar for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and was nominated for Best Actress as well. She dedicated her Oscar to the film's director, Ang Lee.

    Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood

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    Winslet's work as Marianne also earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Winslet, who was only 19 when the movie filmed, said earlier this year that she "didn’t have a huge amount of confidence as an actor at that point."

    Hugh Grant as Edward Ferrars

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    Grant was 35 years old when he played Ferrars, and Thompson was 36 when she played Elinor. Thompson said earlier this year that someone said she was "too old for Hugh Grant," so she responded, "Do you want to go take a flying leap?"

    Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon

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    While on set, director Ang Lee once told Rickman, "Alan, be more subtle. Do more."

    Greg Wise as John Willoughby

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    Wise initially asked Kate Winslet out on a date β€” they went to Glastonbury festival β€” but said it was ultimately the "wrong call." He and Emma Thompson are still married today.

    Myriam Francois-Cerrah as Margaret Dashwood

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    Francois (billed as Emilie Francois for the film) is a "writer, broadcaster and academic with a focus on current affairs, France, Islam and the Middle East," according to her Facebook page.

    Gemma Jones as Mrs. Dashwood

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    Jones' favorite memory from filming Sense and Sensibility is the "camaraderie...of the actors." Everyone stayed in the same hotel and were "like a family and loved each other."

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