Cleopatra almost didn’t get made

During the making of Cleopatra, the production team experienced many challenges, including a major budget overrun and several weather-related delays.

They weren’t sure if Cleopatra would be a critical or commercial success, but in the end, it broke box office records and is still considered to be one of the best movies ever made. Today, Cleopatra continues to inspire people all over the world with its powerful themes and engaging storyline.

What is Cleopatra about?

Cleopatra is a historical drama that tells the story of Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of ancient Egypt. The film chronicles her rise to power, as well as her relationships with powerful men like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Despite dealing with numerous obstacles throughout filming, Cleopatra went on to become one of the most influential and memorable movies in cinematic history.

Today, it continues to be revered for its powerful themes, complex characters, and compelling storyline. Whether you’re a movie buff or simply interested in Cleopatra’s story, this epic film is sure to captivate and inspire you.

YouTube Rewind: Elizabeth Taylor In Cleopatra

Watch Elizabeth Taylor Entrance into the Rome Scene

The actors who starred in Cleopatra included:

1) Elizabeth Taylor

2) Richard Burton

3) Rex Harrison

4) Roddy McDowall

5) Hume Cronyn

Nominated for an Academy Award

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Cleopatra also won four Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (color).

Vintage Voices: Cleopatra

“I will not be triumphed over!”

– Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor)

Other popular movies at that time included :

1) The Birds

2) West Side Story

3) Lawrence of Arabia

4) Cleopatra Jones

5) How the West Was Won

FlashBack Facts

3 little known facts about the making of Cleopatra:

1) Cleopatra almost didn’t get made, due to numerous budget overruns and production delays.

2) The movie’s stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, were involved in a highly publicized affair during filming.

3) Cleopatra was significantly longer than most movies of the time, clocking in at over four hours in length.

YouTube Rewind: Bonus Video!

Watch the trailer from Cleopatra (1963)