Claudette Colbert, Cleopatra
Some Old Hollywood stars were so exquisite… so perfect… so breathtaking… in a particular role that it seems they were born to play it. Claudette Colbert, as Cleopatra, is one that comes to mind. Yes… I understand that Claudette was born in France and that it is COMPLETELY doubtful that she resembled Cleopatra in the least, but come on… it’s Hollywood – if someone can’t manage to “make believe” and leave reality behind long enough to enjoy a movie, I don’t know what to tell them. All I know is I’d never want to watch a movie with them!
Cleopatra (1934) was directed by one of the best to ever sit in a director’s chair, Cecil B. DeMille. The movie starred Warren William as Julius Caesar, Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Anthony.