R | | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
As of 2018, Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar winning performance in this film is her one and only Oscar nomination. This film also features Judi Dench's only Oscar winning performance out of seven nominations.
Henslowe! Do you know what happens to a man who doesn't pay his debts? His boots catch fire!
Hugh Fennyman: Why do you howl when it is I who am bitten?
In the final credits, the clouds in sky don't move or change shape at all for the whole length of the shot; revealing that a still picture is used in the background.
$4,224,426 (USA) (10 January 1999)
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