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Coriolanus (2011) Poster

(2011)

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Director Kathryn Bigelow decided to offer Jessica Chastain the lead role in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) after Ralph Fiennes showed her a rough cut of this film.
First-ever theatrical movie version of William Shakespeare's play "Coriolanus". Besides being one of the last tragedies Shakespeare's wrote, it is also known for being one of The Bard's least-staged plays.
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Gerard Butler's first stage role was in a production of "Coriolanus". He was poked in the eye with a wooden stake during rehearsals for the play.
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The fierce fight scene between Gerard Butler and Ralph Fiennes took two days to shoot.
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Paul Jesson (Brutus) previously played Coriolanus in a BBC Radio production in 1998 and appeared as the First Citizen in The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984).
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Ralph Fiennes played Coriolanus at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2000.
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Two of the cast have appeared in Hannibal Lecter movies. Brian Cox played Lecter in Manhunter (1986) while Ralph Fiennes appeared in its remake Red Dragon (2002).
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One line states that Coriolanus, played by Ralph Fiennes, "has grown from man to dragon." In the film Red Dragon (2002), Fiennes' character wished to become a dragon.
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