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Before he was Jack Dawson, Leonardo DiCaprio's breakthrough role was Romeo Capulet


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If Jack Dawson made Leonardo DiCaprio, the superstar he is today, then no doubt it was his role in 1996's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet as Romeo Capulet made him the teen idol

 

In 1996, Verona Beach was given a modern update to the 90s and thus Romeo + Juilet despite using the infamous script of Shakespeare, but was 1996 from the attire, the music and the weapons as well, instead of swords everybody had a gun. 

 

Starring a who's who and some first early roles, like Jamie Kennedy who would go on to become our favorite horror film buff Randy Meeks in Scream, Paul Rudd..

 

But the two main actors actually were the ones that benefited most leonardo DiCaprio and claire Danes, saw their careers took off the most. 

 

They were teen idols cos of this film, but became household names once better projects outside teen markets came their way. 

 

While movies are successful, it's rare that the soundtrack becomes successful as well. In this case the soundtrack was a huge success featuring a who's who of Alternative rock and indie Rock and college rock.

 

Garbage, ********* surfers, Radiohead and a who's who of pop thanks to Kym Mazille (Young hearts run free) and the big radio hit Lovefool by the cardigans saw the soundtrack to huge global success due to all the songs weren't available worldwide in particular the cardigans and the #1 Crush by Garbage which was remixed by Nelle Hooper for the film's soundtrack.

 

Unless you buy the soundtrack, it's impossible to stream it, due to licensing from several labels to Capitol records. 

 

Are their any fans of our millennial version of this classic tale of two crossed lovers. 

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