20. ‘Shakespeare in Love’
“Like a sickness and its cure together”
Like a storyline out of one of the Bard’s plays, Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) disguises herself as a man so she can act in a William Shakespeare production (back then, women weren’t allowed to act in plays.) In the meantime, the real Viola falls for “Will” (Joseph Fiennes), as he’s referred to throughout, and their story bleeds into his scripts. The film won seven Academy Award nominations, garnering Paltrow her first Oscar nomination and subsequent win.