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question of the day: Who should play Shakespeare?

“Scholars studying the life and times of William Shakespeare unveiled a portrait Monday believed to be the only authentic image of the Bard painted during his lifetime.”


Here’s a closeup of part of the painting:

If it looks not unlike our idea of what William Shakespeare probably looked like, it’s because this painting was probably the basis for the engravings made after the playwright’s death that we’re all already familiar with.

I gotta say: He was kinda hot.

So, based on this new image, who should play the Bard, were there to be a new movie about him? Sure, lots of actors have played the Bard already (I’ve got a DVD of a 1970s miniseries starring Tim Curry as Shakespeare that I’ve been meaning to review), but not many of them have resembled him.

I have to say that no one immediately springs to my mind.

What do you think? Who should play Shakespeare?

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)

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