The Daily Movie Quote: The Man in the Iron Mask

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Man in the Iron Mask
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Man in the Iron Mask

" No, no my love. You shall burn in hell. But I shall not, for I am King... ordained by God!" - King Louis XIV, The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

United Artists, Rated PG-13, 132 minutes.

Directed By: Randall Wallace

Cast:

Leonardo DiCaprio - King Lous XIV/Phillip

Jeremy Irons - Aramis

John Malkovich - Athos

Gerard Depardieu - Porthos

Gabriel Byrne - D'Artagnan

Anne Parrilaud - Queen Mother Anne

Judith Godreche - Christine

Domestic Box Office Gross: $56,968,169

Synopsis: The Musketeers try to replace the cruel and evil King Louis XIV with his twin brother Phillip, who has been imprisoned with an iron mask to hide his identity.

Fact: There really was a man imprisoned with a mask during King Louis XIV reign but it's believed to be his father.

Trivia: The success of The Man in the Iron Mask was due to Leonardo DiCaprio and the release of Titanic four months earlier.

Movie Mistake: There is a portrait of King Louis XIV around the age of fifty hanging in Louis's room. King Louis was only in his twenties when this story takes place.

My Take: I thought, and still do, that this was Leonardo DiCaprios best performance. This is a real fun film with one of those amazing casts that only comes around every so often.

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KT Banks 6 years ago from Texas

I'm so happy to see someone else acknowledge this. Leo was AWESOME in this movie. I've watched this film way more than once.

Why didn't it get more acclaim?


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Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles Author

In all honesty I think it was over shadowed by Titanic. It was kinda surfing it's wake.

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