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Several famous actors have played Julius Caesar in movies and on television - and not just in adaptations of the Shakespearean play. Several of the actors who've played Caesar have strong theatre backgrounds and are no doubt familiar with the character from the play - but no film adaptations of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar are listed here. Instead, these are portrayals of Caesar in historical dramas and action shows. Some of the best Caesar actors were earned Academy Award nominations for their dramatic turns as the Emperor on film. Others brought humor or quirkiness to the role in TV series.

Jeremy Sisto played the title character in the 2003 mini-series, Julius Caesar. Richard Harris and Christopher Walken also were members of the cast. Rex Harrison was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Julius Caesar in the 1963 film, Cleopatra. The Emperor of Rome has even made an appearance in shows like Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Ciarán Hinds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors Who Have Played Julius Caesar
Photo: Rome/HBO/BBC Two/Rai 2
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Ciaran Hinds played Gaius Julius Caesar on Rome, which aired on HBO from 2005-2007. He later appeared on the cable network's mega-hit Game of Thrones.

Age: 66

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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#20 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#16 on The Best Irish Actors Working Today

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Rex Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors Who Have Played Julius Caesar
Photo: Cleopatra (1963)/Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
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Rex Harrison was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Julius Caesar in the 1963 film, Cleopatra.

Age: Dec. at 82 (1908-1990)

Birthplace: Huyton, United Kingdom

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#96 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#79 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#61 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Cameron Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors Who Have Played Julius Caesar
Photo: Caesar the Conqueror/Roberto Capitani/Luigi Mondello/René Thévenet
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Cameron Mitchell played the title character in the 1962 Italian film, Caesar the Conqueror.

Age: Died at 76 (1918-1994)

Birthplace: Dallastown, Pennsylvania, USA

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#87 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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Todd Lasance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors Who Have Played Julius Caesar
Photo: Spartacus/DeKnight Productions/Starz Originals
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In season three of Spartacus (2013), Todd Lasance played Gaius Julius Caesar.

Age: 34

Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia

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