Guardian reports that the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust‘s visitor centre at Stratford-upon-Avon is preparing a Hall of Fame dedicated to performers, directors and artists who were inspired by Shakespeare and championed his work. The list is still looking for its 13th name, which is to be decided by a public vote, but you need not bother to vote since Kurosawa has already made the list, being one of the 12 automatically chosen by the Trust.
The twelve names chosen by the Trust are:
Meanwhile, those battling for the 13th slot are:
George Bernard Shaw
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5 February 2009
Leo DiCaprio? Everyone else has written movies, documentaries, books, or stared in plays while actively promoting Shakespeare throughout their career.
Leo, acted in one poorly made movie, back when he was nobody, and only did the gig to have a job. The movie barely followed the play it’s named after, sharing only the very basic premise.
Yet, he gets honor the same as the people that put a large portion of their life into Shakespeare.
Sort, discredit the honor they are trying to present.
Plus, the public get to decide the next person. LAME.