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RELEASE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Although Hamlet is considered one of the great roles of the theatre, Laurence Olivier is the only person to win an Oscar for playing Hamlet. But there have been many other versions. A recent one, starring Ethan Hawke, even set the "to be or not to be" speech in the "action" section of a Blockbuster Video, which is pretty clever. Incidentally, many of the men who have played Hamlet have also been close in age to the women who have played his mom. Mel Gibson is just nine years younger than Glenn Close, for example.
Laurence Olivier has played what role, which better suited another Laurence, named Fishburne, who played him much later?
A) King Lear
Previous answer: De Niro uses the bat in "The Untouchables," in which he plays Al Capone.
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