The Man in The Iron Mask

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@emeraldisle (13145)
United States
January 22, 2007 4:07pm CST
Has anyone else seen this movie? I really enjoyed it. It came out a few months after Titanic and because of that it was overshadowed. In my opinion this movie at the tim really showed how talented Leonardo DiCaprio is. The role he played was far more challenging then the one in Titanic. Playing twins is never easy but when you are playing twins with such opposite personalities makes it even harder. The rest of the cast was just as good. Jeremy Irons, Gabriel Byrns John Malkovich, and Gérard Depardieu as the Musketeers were superb. They were perfect for the roles. If you saw this movie what did you think? Did you like it as well?
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@Gruzzle (294)
23 Jan 07
The cast were all excellent in this movie. I hated Titanic and thought it was a real wasted opportunity. The effects were pretty good but the sub plot (in my opinion) was dire. After Titanic I didn't believe that Leonardo Di Caprio was going to go on an star in any films I was likely to enjoy but I am happy to say that I was wrong and I was proved wrong quite early on with "The Man in the Iron Mask"
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Well I like parts of Titanic I just think he was far better in this movie. If you get a chance see "Catch Me If You Can" with him and Tom Hanks. Very good movie as well. The performance in The Man In The Iron Mask really surprised me. It showed just hope capable he is.
@Gruzzle (294)
24 Jan 07
I've seen "catch me if you can", an was thinking of that movie specifically of one of his movies that I have enjoyed. Also "Gangs of New York" and "The departed"
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I haven't seen the other two but I have heard of them. I might have to see if I can get to see them.
@audraac (109)
• United States
23 Jan 07
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the movie. I saw Titanic as well and wasn't as impressed with it as I thought I would be. But then again I saw the documentery of how it was made etc., ans I think I had too hig of expectations. But it was still a great movie. Leonardo DiCaprio in my opinion did a great job and I can tell as he gets older he acting improves more. He has come a long way to make a name for himself. and you are right to play twins with such different personalities as these two, meant he had alot of homework to do. The other actors were well cast and played their parts to the "T". I love movies like this one. Another great movie to watch is Tombstone (I highly recomend it, if you haven't seen it) - great cast.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
titanic was but I agree not as much as it was hyped up to be. I enjoy it but I think Leonardo DiCaprio did a far better performance in Man In the Iron Mask. Tombstone is great. I like that one as well. Far better then Wyatt Earp that came out the same year.
• United States
30 Jan 07
Please don't boo hiss me; but I didn't see Titanic - I already knew the ending ;) Donna
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Heheh yeah I think most knew at least that part of the ending even if we didn't know it all. I can understand why you wouldn't want to because of that but overall it's a decent film. It has some good parts in it.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Oh, Emerald, this is one of my favorite of all time movies - however, this is the remake of my favorite. For some reason (old age), I can't remember the name of the man that starred in the original; but he was the very handsome man that played Dr. Kildare back in the 60s or 70s. His first name is either Jim or James. Please, someone, jump in here and help me. The original movie is much better (only my opinion though), but I did also love the remake. ~Donna
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Well I know the one Richard Chamberlain made. Not sure if that is the one you mean or not but it was out in the 70's. You can check http://imdb.com if that isn't it to find the one you mean. I did't care of the one with Chamberlain but I'm not a big fan of his anyways. I did like him in the Slipper and Rose but that was about it. Most of these movies are remakes. Probably the one you remember is one too but that's ok. They can all be good in their own right.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
You are right! Richard Chaimbarland - Dr. Kildare! This old feeble brain thanks you from the bottom of my toes ~Donna
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
31 Jan 07
You're quite welcome. I'm glad I knew it for you.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I adore this movie! I did not see it until about 2 years ago but now I own it. I really enjoy it and it is a little different then the usual Three Muskeeters story. I agree the performances were wonderful as well.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
31 Jan 07
It's one we have a copy of as well. It's one I enjoy watching for the interactions between the characters. They did a great job of casting them all.
@jslymor (182)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I liked this movie. It was kind of surprising to me that I did because it is not typically the kind of movie I'd choose to watch. Although I'm not the biggest fan of him, I thought Leonardo Dicaprio did an excellent job in his roles, as well as the other actors. The only negative thing I could say about it is that it did seem a bit slow and lengthy. Still, the storyline kept me curious about how everything would play out.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm not one of his big fans either but I did like him in this. Yeah there were a few slow parts but not like some I've seen. I like the storyline but also the humor that was in there in spots. It was timed just right when you needed it.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
23 Jan 07
Richard Chamberlain - image of Richard Chamberlain who played in the movie "The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
I did not see this movie but I did see the one that came out in 1977 with Richard Chamberlain and Louis Jourdan as D'Artagnon and I thought it was great. I am not a fan of Leonardo DeCaprio so I probably will not waste my time...especially since most of the remakes can't hold a candle to the previous ones. It was originally a silent film starring Louis Hayward and it, too, was probably better (even without sound) than the latest one.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
You might want to withhold judgement until you see it. I did see the one with Richard Chamberlain and I didn't care for that one near as much. Leonard Di Caprio was very good in this but also all the other actors in it were phenomenal. Gabriel Byrne as D'Artagnan and Jeremy Irons as Aremis really stuck out. They were perfect for the roles. I've seen some remakes that are better then the original. Angels In The Outfield for one. I have both copies but the remake was better. Mighty Joe Young is another. It does happen.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
yeah i saw it just 2 days ago... previously i justs aw it in glimpse...but this time i saw it completely.... ya it is a good movie and it potryal the evil politcs of that time... yes u r right LEonardo played very well... his expression in dual characters are very mature... Good Movie to watch....
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I wouldn't want to try and play such opposite characters in a movie like he did. It has to be rough. Louis was such an evil spoiled king where as Phillipe was such a gentle soul. It was fascinating to watch him at it.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes I saw it and it was a great movie. Leo is amazing. I love all the movies he has made. Have you seen any of Leo's interviews? He's so adorable, he's still so much like a little kid, which means he really can act because how he is on interviews is so far from his characters in movies.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I haven't seen any of his interviews, I've read a couple and those were interesting. With this movie he showed me how good he could be and in other movies afterwards it just reinforced that opinion.
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes I seen the movie and I really enjoyed it very much , I have it on VHS and I watch it over and over this is one of a great movie.Yes the musketeers were great.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Oh I loved Jeremy Irons as Aremis. He did a fantasic job. The rest were good too but he really stood out in it.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Yes i have seen this movie and it does show how talented that Leonadro CiCaprio really is! This movie was very touching also and i admit i cried! I used to have the crush on Leonardo DiCaprio!!
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@saswat_13 (127)
• India
23 Jan 07
its a heck of a movie.. di caprio is superb.. and u should also watch "aviator".. its the best movie of leonardo di caprio!!
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@kapoet (271)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 07
I never wathc this movie before. But I think I'll watch and see how the act of Leonardo Di Caprio....
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
i like this movie too. the story is great. wonder if this happen to me. hehe. i think i die easily. lol ^_^
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@camara_me (615)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I really enjoyed this movie. I have it on VHS. I have watched it so many times. It shows you what money and power can do to someone and what not have money. I think I would rather not have money and power.
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I have watched this and like it, that was year 1998, yeah could still remember after Titanic.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
22 Jan 07
This was a great movie. It was so said about the queen not being able to show who she really loved.I could not picture any other actors but the ones that played them for the roles. It was well cast and written.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Oh I know and I felt so bad for D'Artagnan. Not being able to tell anyone about his love or about his son and then of course not knowing about Philipe all those years.
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
yes it was really played good by those actors and actress. they really give the character into life.
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@abhichin (159)
• India
23 Jan 07
Yes, i like it.In it king had an twin brother whom he kept imprisoned.
@arvijhon (126)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
me too i really love that movie if im not mistaken Leonardo got the "best actor" award isn't it?
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Jan 07
No he didn't get an award for it. I think he deserved it actually for the characters he played.
@jinxed666 (564)
• India
23 Jan 07
it was okay but quite slow in pace
@catali0n (162)
• Niue
23 Jan 07
Aha , i understand.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I saw it, it was alright, but I have seen other films that are just as good or better.