In 2021 (I think?) Joel Coen takes a big time crack at Macbeth with 2x Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington.
Only once has an American female - Norma Shearer (1936) and an American male - Marlon Brando (1953) been nominated at all. Shearer is Canadian with a dual citizenship even which makes Brando even more unique.
Only once has anyone won the Oscar for Shakespeare - Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948).
Olivier himself has been nodded for 4 Shakespeare roles no one else has more than 1. There have only been 12 acting nods - ever.
Coen's film - The Tragedy of Macbeth will be the biggest attempt since Branagh's Hamlet (1996) and for Oscars maybe since Olivier's Othello (1965) - which garnered 4 acting nominations - by far the most ever.......it will also be (by far) the biggest American production ever in its leads.
Which is your favorite of the 12 Shakespeare Oscar nominated roles to date?