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Cyrano de Bergerac
Jose Ferrer, "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950)
Gerard Depardieu, "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1990)
The winner: Ferrer's stagebound "Cyrano" hasn't aged particularly well, though that doesn't negate the technical proficiency of his work. Depardieu himself hasn't aged particularly well, but he made his "Cyrano" at the height of his powers, and it remains the definitive portrait, though we do have a soft spot for Steve Martin's overlooked "Roxanne" too.