Hamlet (1948)

Lists: Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1940s, Revenge, Shakespeare on Film

Brief Synopsis: "Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1948: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
  • Jean Simmons (Ophelia - His Daughter)
  • John Laurie (Francisco)
  • Esmond Knight (Bernardo)
  • Anthony Quayle (Marcellus)
  • Niall MacGinnis (Sea Captain)
  • Harcourt Williams (First Player)
  • Patrick Troughton (Player King)
  • Tony Tarver (Player Queen)
  • Peter Cushing (Osric)
  • Stanley Holloway (Gravedigger)
  • Laurence Olivier (Director)