Shakespeare in Love (1998) Its interesting that, two years in a row, actresses won Oscars top prize for disguising themselves as boys. In the romantic comedy Shakespeare, Paltrow plays a noblewoman named Viola who becomes Shakespeares muse for his play Romeo and Juliet. Because no women can appear on stage, she disguises herself as a boy to audition to play Juliet. Joseph Fiennes Bard takes great glee in unwrapping Vioilas binding around her breasts, revealing that Viola is indeed all woman.
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