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Hamlet (1948 movie)
Hamlet is a 1948 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. It stars Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie and Jean Simmons, and was adapted by Olivier, Reginald Beck and Anthony Bushell . It was directed by Olivier.
The movie won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Roger K. Furse ) and Best Picture. It was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jean Simmons), Best Director and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
Herlie, who plays Hamlet's mother, was 28 years old when the movie was filmed. Olivier, who plays her son, was 41.
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