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Successful Independent Films You Might’ve Never Seen

Shakespeare in Love


Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow gained critical acclaim for their performances in Shakespeare In Love. The movie deals with the fictional relationship between William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps. With $289.3 million earned, it became the ninth highest-grossing movie of 1998. At the Oscars, the film won seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress. Shakespeare and de Lesseps’ relationship landed at number 50 on 100 Years…100 Passions list. The film’s popularity spawned a successful play in London.