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* CastTheRunnerUp: Creator/JohnLeguizamo auditioned for Mercutio before being cast as Tybalt.



** Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/SamRockwell auditioned for Mercutio before Creator/BazLuhrmann decided to make him black.

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** Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/SamRockwell auditioned for Mercutio before Creator/BazLuhrmann decided to make him black.


** Music/{{Aaliyah}}, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, Creator/ChristinaRicci and Creator/KateWinslet were considered for Juliet. Gellar's commitment to ''Series/AllMyChildren'' interfered, and Hewitt was considered too youthful-looking.

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** Music/{{Aaliyah}}, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, Creator/ChristinaRicci Creator/ChristinaRicci, Creator/AliciaSilverstone and Creator/KateWinslet were considered for Juliet. Gellar's commitment to ''Series/AllMyChildren'' interfered, and Hewitt was considered too youthful-looking.


* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/ClaireDanes did not get along during filming. Danes felt that DiCaprio was a nuisance and "very immature" because he pulled pranks on crew members and generally had a "goofball attitude." DiCaprio felt that Danes was stuck-up and too serious. Tellingly, they rarely spent time together off-set.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/ClaireDanes did not get along during filming. Danes felt that DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] was a nuisance and "very immature" because he pulled pranks on crew members and generally had a "goofball attitude." DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] felt that Danes was stuck-up and too serious. Tellingly, they rarely spent time together off-set.


* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/ClaireDanes and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio initially did not get along well on set. Danes accused [=DiCaprio=] of being immature, while [=DiCaprio=] said Danes was just uptight.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/ClaireDanes and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio initially and Creator/ClaireDanes did not get along well on set. during filming. Danes accused [=DiCaprio=] of being immature, while [=DiCaprio=] said felt that DiCaprio was a nuisance and "very immature" because he pulled pranks on crew members and generally had a "goofball attitude." DiCaprio felt that Danes was just uptight.stuck-up and too serious. Tellingly, they rarely spent time together off-set.



** Claire Danes and [=DiCaprio=] were going to be reunited in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', but Danes was too tired after shooting, so the role went to Creator/KateWinslet instead.

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** Claire Danes and [=DiCaprio=] were going to be reunited in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', but Danes was too tired after shooting, so the role part of Rose went to Creator/KateWinslet instead.


* ThemeTuneCameo: A version of "The Love Theme" from the 1968 Franco Zefferelli adaptation plays in the background at one point.



** Music/{{Aaliyah}}, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, Creator/ChristinaRicci and Creator/KateWinslet were considered for Juliet. Gellar's commitment to ''Film/AllMyChildren'' interfered, and Hewitt was considered too youthful-looking.

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** Music/{{Aaliyah}}, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, Creator/ChristinaRicci and Creator/KateWinslet were considered for Juliet. Gellar's commitment to ''Film/AllMyChildren'' ''Series/AllMyChildren'' interfered, and Hewitt was considered too youthful-looking.

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* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old Creator/NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]]. Danes was only three years older Juliet.

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Originally the 14 year old Creator/NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]]. Danes was only three years older Juliet.than Juliet.
** Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] was 21 when he filmed this. Assuming Romeo's friends are supposed to be of similar ages to one another, keep in mind that Harold Perrineau (Mercutio) was 33.


* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/ClaireDanes and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio initially did not get along well on set. Danes accused DiCaprio of being immature, while DiCaprio said Danes was just uptight.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/ClaireDanes and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio initially did not get along well on set. Danes accused DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] of being immature, while DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] said Danes was just uptight.


* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old Creator/NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of Romeo [[spoiler: still being alive when Juliet wakes up and dying in her arms]] wasn't invented by this movie, but is also found in Italian versions of the story that predate Shakespeare's play, as well as at least two opera adaptations, Gounod's ''Roméo et Juliette'' and Bellini's ''I Capuletti e i Montecchi.''
* StarMakingRole: For [=DiCaprio=] and Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.

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* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old Creator/NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
instead]]. Danes was only three years older Juliet.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/ClaireDanes and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio initially did not get along well on set. Danes accused DiCaprio of Romeo [[spoiler: still being alive when Juliet wakes up and dying in her arms]] wasn't invented by this movie, but is also found in Italian versions of the story that predate Shakespeare's play, as well as at least two opera adaptations, Gounod's ''Roméo et Juliette'' and Bellini's ''I Capuletti e i Montecchi.''
immature, while DiCaprio said Danes was just uptight.
* StarMakingRole: For [=DiCaprio=] and Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''Film/Titanic1997'' really pushed the former to superstardom.



** Not only was Natalie Portman supposed to play Juliet before Claire Danes, but John Leguizamo wanted to play Mercutio, before being cast as Tybalt.

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** Not only Creator/NeilPatrickHarris was Natalie Portman supposed considered for Romeo.
** Music/{{Aaliyah}}, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, Creator/ChristinaRicci and Creator/KateWinslet were considered for Juliet. Gellar's commitment
to play Juliet ''Film/AllMyChildren'' interfered, and Hewitt was considered too youthful-looking.
** Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/SamRockwell auditioned for Mercutio
before Claire Danes, Creator/BazLuhrmann decided to make him black.
** Creator/BenicioDelToro was considered for Tybalt.
** Creator/MarlonBrando expressed interest in playing Father Laurence,
but John Leguizamo wanted to play Mercutio, before being cast as Tybalt.personal family problems took him out of the running.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of Romeo [[spoiler: still being alive when Juliet wakes up and dying in her arms]] wasn't invented by this movie, but is also found in Italian versions of the story that predate Shakespeare's play, as well as at least two opera adaptations, Gounod's ''Roméo et Juliette'' and Bellini's ''I Capuletti e i Montecchi.''


* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Claire Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.

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* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] and Claire Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.


* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older LeonardoDiCaprio looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
* StarMakingRole: For LeonardoDiCaprio and Claire Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.

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* DawsonCasting: Originally the 14 year old NataliePortman was cast as Juliet, but the director thought that the much older LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio looked like he was "molesting her", so the [[TheOtherMarty 16-year old Claire Danes was hired instead]].
* StarMakingRole: For LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Claire Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] kills [[Film/TheMatrix Link]]. [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Jack Dawson]] kills [[Film/SuperMarioBros Luigi]].
** Apparently [[{{Series/Lost}} Michael]] liked to dress in drag before he got to the Island. Those who watched ''Series/{{Lost}}'' first sometimes expected him to start shouting [[SayMyName "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!"]] at some point
** [[Film/JurassicPark Roland Tembo]] plays the Priest.
** Also, [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Brian Fantana]] as Paris.
** [[{{Series/Homeland}} Carrie Mathison]] as Juliet.


* StarMakingRole: For LeonardoDiCaprio and Claire Danes.
* ThemeTuneCameo: A version of The Love Theme from the 60's Franco Zefferelli adaptation plays in the background at one point.

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* StarMakingRole: For LeonardoDiCaprio and Claire Danes.
Danes, at least before ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' really pushed the former to superstardom.
* ThemeTuneCameo: A version of The "The Love Theme Theme" from the 60's 1968 Franco Zefferelli adaptation plays in the background at one point.


** Apparently [[{{Series/Lost}} Michael]] liked to dress in drag before he got to the Island. Those wjo watched ''Series/{{Lost}}'' first sometimes expected him to start shouting [[SayMyName "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!"]] at some point

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** Apparently [[{{Series/Lost}} Michael]] liked to dress in drag before he got to the Island. Those wjo who watched ''Series/{{Lost}}'' first sometimes expected him to start shouting [[SayMyName "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!"]] at some point

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