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Our favorite book characters played by different actors

Your first impression of a good book will never fade away. And it's even more interesting to watch an incredible screen adaptation of our favorite books and admire the most talented actors and actresses who bring our favorite book characters to life. Sometimes a good movie can inspire you to read the book after watching it.

Today, Bright Side presents the most popular book characters played by different actors. 

Romeo and Juliet: Juliet

Olivia Hussey. Claire Danes.


Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet

Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting. / Claire DanesLeonardo DiCaprio.

Notre-Dame de ParisEsmeralda

Gina Lollobrigida. / Salma Hayek.

Jane EyreJane Eyre

Charlotte Gainsbourg. / Mia Wasikowska.

Jane EyreEdward Rochester

William Hurt. / Michael Fassbender.

Dangerous Liaisons: Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil / Cruel IntentionsKathryn Merteuil 

Glenn Close. / Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Dangerous Liaisons: Vicomte de Valmont /
Cruel Intentions: Sebastian Valmont

John Malkovich. / Ryan Phillippe.

Dangerous Liaisons: Madame de Tourvel /
Cruel Intentions: Annette Hargove

Michelle Pfeiffer. / Reese Witherspoon.

Dangerous Liaisons: Marquise, Vicomte, and Madame de Tourvel / 
Cruel Intentions: Sebastian Valmont, Kathryn Merteuil, and Annette Hargove

Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer. /
Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon.

Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth Bennet

Jennifer Ehle. / Keira Knightley.

Pride and Prejudice: Mr. Darcy

Colin Firth. / Matthew Macfadyen.

Lolita: Lolita

Sue Lyon. / Dominique Swain.

Lolita: Lolita and Humbert Humbert

Sue Lyon, James Mason. / Dominique Swain, Jeremy Irons.

Solaris: Chris and Harey

Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk. / George Clooney, Natascha McElhone.

The Great Gatsby: Jay Gatsby

Robert Redford. / Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Great Gatsby: Daisy Buchanan

Mia Farrow. / Carey Mulligan.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. / Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Watson

Jude Law. / Martin Freeman.

Preview photo credit Lin Pictures, BBC Wales
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