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Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey as the ill-fated young lovers in the film Romeo and Juliet. (1968)

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Back in 1968, Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey were the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers in film, stage, and literary history. This British-Italian romance film was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play of the same name (1591–1595).

It was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. It also gained nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, making it the last Shakespearean film to be nominated for Best Picture to date. It was wildly popular amongst the teen population (much like the 90’s version) and at the time it was the most financially successful film adaptation of a Shakespeare play.