Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet was one of the first to really modernise Shakespeare.
Harold Perrineau's Mercutio is the most powerful of all, amiright?
Tom Hiddleston was made for Shakespeare's words.
Mixing it up in The Tempest, Helen Mirren plays a female version of Prospero.
His words are quoted everywhere.
Leonardo DiCaprio - the best Romeo?
David Tennant as Hamlet? Yes, please.
James McAvoy as Macbeth? Yes, please.
Tom Hiddleston riding a horse as Henry V? Yes, please.
Helena Bonham Carter has dabbled in Shakespeare.
Marlon frickin Brando played Julius Caesar!
Much Ado About Nothing got a modern retelling in 2012.
10 Things I Hate About You was a modern version of The Taming of the Shrew.
Seriously, Leo as Romeo, magnificent!
Ken and Em in Much Ado About Nothing.
Romeo and Juliet seeing each other for the first time...
Mark Rylance traditionally playing a female role in Twelfth Night.
Ralph Fiennes directed and starred in his modernised version of Coriolanus.
West Side Story was inspired by Romeo & Juliet.
Even Russell Brand has done Shakespeare, starring alongside Helen Mirren in The Tempest.
Happy Birthday, Bill! Thanks for the words.
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