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Gregory Montague from Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Gregory Montague (Zak Orth) is a minor character in the 1996 Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann. He is Romeo’s cousin, and a close friend of Sampson.¬†As with the rest of the characters in this modernized retelling of Shakespeare, Gregory dresses in casual, beachy clothes with bright colors.

Sampson Montague from Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Sampson (Jamie Kennedy) is a minor character in the 1996 Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann. He is Romeo’s cousin who bites his thumb at the Capulets. Unlike the play, Sampson is a Montague. As with the rest of the characters in this modernized retelling of Shakespeare, Sampson dresses in casual, beachy clothes with bright colors.

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Benvolio Montague from Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Benvolio is a character in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, a 1996 film adapted from Shakespeare’s play. This adaptation reworks the Montagues and Capulets as rival business empires, replacing swords with guns. Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin and closest friend. While affiliated with the Montagues, he tries to make peace between the enemies, but he is unsuccessful. Dash Mihok takes on this reimagined role.