7 Actors Who've Played Romeo Montague
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In anticipation of this month's theatrical release of Romeo and Juliet (from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes), my "Twisted Lit" co-author, Kim Askew, and I have rounded up the Hollywood hotties who are always welcome at our metaphorical balcony (and those which, arguably, ought to be banished). See if you agree with our Shakespearean shortlist: Orlando Bloom
Romeo Rating: 3 out of 5
Currently playing young Montague on Broadway, the man who made an elf seem sexy (Legolas!) can buckle our knees, no problem, even despite the fact that at 35, he's downright geriatric for the role. Douglas Booth
Romeo Rating: 4 out of 5
Romancing Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet in the upcoming theatrical release (in theaters October 11), this Romeo's got the requisite "pretty boy" looks and a jawbone sharper than the sword he uses to (spoiler alert), slay Tybalt. Having also played Pip in a recent adaptation of Great Expectations, Booth is, in a word, any English major's dream.
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