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Othello - 1995 poster

Othello - 1995

Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. It was directed by Oliver Parker and stars Laurence Fishburne as Othello, Irene Jacob as Desdemona, and Kenneth Branagh as Iago. This is the first cinematic reproduction of the play released by a major studio that casts an actor of African descent to play the role of Othello, although low-budget independent films of the play starring Ted Lange and Yaphet Kotto predated it.