The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the enraged Marquise of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labor by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society. Written by Peter Samuelson <petersa1@tribeca.ios.com>

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,424 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$2,157,701 (USA) (6 November 1998)
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Trivia

The story read to the children by Constance and Oscar is The Happy Prince written by Oscar Wilde. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar Wilde visits his wife's grave near Genoa, the headstone states "Wife of Oscar Wilde". It originally stated only "Constance Mary, daughter of Horace Lloyd, Q.C." and "Wife of Oscar Wilde" was not added until later. See more »

Quotes

Marquess of Queensberry: Men shouldn't be charming. It's disgusting!
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Ah, Leave me not to Mine Alone
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Words and Music by Gilbert & Sullivan
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Delicate and crushing
12 July 2002 | by (Arvada, Colorado) – See all my reviews

The acting in this film was superb. As had many viewers--I suspect-- I had only seen Stephen Fry in the Blackadder and Wodehouse series. How delightful to find another actor intelligent and flexible enough to range from Melchett to Oscar Wilde! One cannot help but watch his face very carefully, waiting to see the mask slip. He seems strangely delicate in his huge, crushing frame...A nice follow-up movie to Velvet Goldmine, especially once you know that some of the dialogue from the latter was lifted from the works of Oscar Wilde.


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