A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian. Written by
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Did You Know?
With a Best Actor nomination for this film, Gérard Depardieu
became the first actor to receive an Oscar nomination for playing the same role in another film version of a work that a different actor (José Ferrer
) had previously won the award for. Robert De Niro
had won an Oscar for playing Vito Corleone, a role that Marlon Brando
had previously won the Oscar for, but De Niro and Brando had played the role in two entirely different films with two entirely different storylines. Ferrer and Depardieu had respectively appeared in different versions of Edmond Rostand
's "Cyrano de Bergerac". See more
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