Romeo and Juliet

Question: How old was Olivia Hussey when this movie was made? Also, what is the name of the guy who plays Romeo and how old was he?

Answer: Olivia Hussey was born April 17, 1951 so she was probably still 16 when the film was being made, but 17 when it was released in 1968. Leonard Whiting was born June 30, 1950 - almost a year older than Olivia.

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Revealing mistake: When you see the first shot of the dead Mercutio, he's still breathing.

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Juliet: Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

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Trivia: Director Franco Zefferelli had to get special permission to show Olivia Hussey, a teenager at the time, topless in one scene.

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