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Julius Caesar

(2007)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 11/26/2007 , 121min.
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Plot & Details

Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed this exquisite version of William Shakespeare's play. Louis Calhern is Julius Caesar, whose conquests have enabled him to rise to the status of Roman dictator. But his ascent to almost God-like status has given pause to influential members of the Roman Senate. Chief among them is Cassius (John Gielgud), who is troubled by Caesar's popularity and dictatorial status. Convinced that Caesar's assassination would be the best thing for Rome, he conspires with Casca (Edmond O'Brien) and the influential Brutus (James Mason) to plot Caesar's murder. Despite dark omens, Caesar walks confidently into the Roman Senate, where he is stabbed to death by the conspirators. His companion Marc Antony (Marlon Brando) is shocked and runs to the corpse of his beloved friend. He agrees to support Brutus while an unruly mob gathers in front of the Senate doors, having heard rumors of Caesar's assassination. Brutus convinces the mob that Caesar's death was for the good of Rome, preventing him from forming a monarchy. Then Antony appears, determined to destroy the conspirators; he delivers a speech that subtly damns the assassins. With the mob against them, the conspirators are forced to flee Rome and Antony organizes an army against them.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Marlon Brando Nominated
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography Cedric Gibbons Won
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture John Houseman Nominated
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score Miklos Rozsa Nominated
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Edwin B. Willis Won
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Edward C. Carfagno Won
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Hugh Hunt Won
1953 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Joseph L. Mankiewicz Nominated
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Actor Marlon Brando Won
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Actor John Gielgud Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Joseph L. Mankiewicz Nominated
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Actor Marlon Brando Won
1953 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Actor John Gielgud Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1953 Directors Guild of America Best Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1953 National Board of Review Best Actor James Mason Won
1953 National Board of Review Best Picture Won

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