Shakespeare at the Movies- Godzilla

Like Shakespeare’s plays, Godzilla has been a fixture in popular culture, and has been parodied and adapted for modern audiences many times over the years. With the release of the latest Godzilla movie being this Friday, let’s see how many cast members have appeared in Shakespeare related works!


Elizabeth Olsen (Elle Brody)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Classic Stage Company, 2013) as Juliet


Bryan Cranston (Joe Brody)

Appeared in:

  • The Taming of the Shrew


David Strathairn (Admiral Stenz)

Appeared in:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999 movie) as Theseus
  • The Winter’s Tale (Classic Stage Co, 2003) as Leontes
  • The Tempest (2010 movie) as King Alonso


Sally Hawkins (Vivienne Graham)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Royal, 1999) as Juliet
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre, 2000) as Hermia
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Open Air Theatre, 2000) as Hero

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