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Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Updated: Jul 2, 2022

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Elevator scene from Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Elevator scene from Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Romeo + Juliet (1996) Movie Poster
Romeo + Juliet (1996) Movie Poster


  • Baz Luhrmann



  • Craig Pearce

  • Baz Luhrmann

Based on Romeo and Juliet

  • William Shakespeare


The House of Montague

  • Brian Dennehy as Ted Montague

  • Christina Pickles as Caroline Montague

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo

  • Dash Mihok as Benvolio

  • Jesse Bradford as Balthasar

  • Zak Orth as Gregory

  • Jamie Kennedy as Sampson

The House of Capulet

  • Paul Sorvino as Fulgencio Capulet

  • Diane Venora as Gloria Capulet

  • Claire Danes as Juliet

  • John Leguizamo as Tybalt

  • Vincent Laresca as Abra

  • Carlos Martín Manzo Otálora as Petruchio

  • Miriam Margolyes as Nurse


  • Harold Perrineau as Mercutio

  • Pete Postlethwaite as Father Laurence

  • Paul Rudd as Dave Paris

  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Captain Prince

  • M. Emmet Walsh as Apothecary

  • Quindon Tarver as Choir Boy

  • Edwina Moore as the Anchorwoman

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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