Julius Caesar, 1950
Director: David Bradley
Notable cast: David Bradley, Charlton Heston
Director David Bradley filmed a version of the play in which he also played Brutus. This independent film received little distribution, despite somewhat positive reviews.
Julius Caesar 1953
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Notable cast: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
This big-budget film stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, and John Gielgud as Cassius. The release received major praise and was instrumental in shifting perceptions of Brando’s acting range.
Julius Caesar, 1970
Director: Stuart Burge
Notable cast: Charlton Heston, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, John Gielgud, Jason Robards
Charlton Heston reprises his role as Antony in this film, along with Richard Chamberlain as Octavius, Diana Rigg as Portia, and John Gielgud as Caesar. Jason Robards plays Brutus, and his performance, along with low production values, led to widely negative reviews for the film.