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The Daily Movie Quote: 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
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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