The Guardian recently did a story on what actors they consider the best 10 Hamlets of all time. And it’s a pretty non-traditional list. No Kenneth Branagh. No Derek Jacobi. But some pretty unexpected names on there. I give them huge credit for putting Innokenti Smoktunovsky, who was in the 1964 Russian film version of the play. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Even in a language you don’t speak (and I don’t know a word of Russian; if it hadn’t been for the subtitles, I’d have sat in front of the TV the whole time going, “Shto?”), it’s marvelously effective.

Who do you think should be on this list who isn’t? Or shouldn’t be who is?

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