The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother whom he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?




  • Leonardo DiCaprio in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Randall Wallace in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Judith Godrèche in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Gabriel Byrne and Anne Parillaud in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malkovich in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

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25 July 2002 | PLRD
| A Really Nice Film
We didn't expect much here, so it was one of these experiences where you are pleasantly surprised. I would mention Irons and Depardieu first because they are just great. I suppose Depardieu has performed in comic roles before but I don't recall them and so was quite pleased and amused with his grace and charm in such a role. Irons is imposing and has more gravitas that anyone else in the film. Byrne is strong and a pleasure to watch. These top performers take this material and make it delightful. DiCaprio is a talented young man, I suppose, but my personal demographics are in the periphery of his fan base (wrong sex, wrong age). I'm no Malkovich fan, but he was not a sufficient detraction to me to offset my enjoyment of the others. Over all, the film is a lot of fun--a really nice film.

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Release Date:

13 March 1998


English, Italian

Country of Origin

France, USA

Filming Locations

Paris, France

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,271,450 15 March 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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