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  • n  Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
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  • Malcolm McDowell in Earthtimes
    I'm proud of the work I did in Caligula,McDowell told the magazine's Managing Editor, Eric Danville. "There's no question about that. But there's all the raunchy stuff-the blatant, modern-day porn that Bob introduced into the film after...
  • François Mitterrand in BBC News
    It reports that the producer was first motivated to do the movie by President Mitterand's description of Margaret Thatcher as a woman "with the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe."
  • Quentin Crisp in Scotland on Sunday
    After The Naked Civil Servant was broadcast in 1975, Crisp wrote: "I told Mr Hurt it was difficult for actors to play victims, but he has specialised in victims. And when he stopped playing me, he played Caligula, which was only me in a sheet. Then...

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