| Leonardo DiCaprio ( King Louis XIV):
You think my affairs are empty...
Gabriel Byrne (D'Artagnan): I
think that it is possible for one man to love one woman all his life and be the
better for it, yes.
Musketeers: All for one, and one for
Jeremy Irons (Aramis): We are offering you the chance to be
Leonardo DiCaprio (Phillippe): No, you are offering me the
chance to pretend to be King.
Gerard Depardieu (Porthos): I'd
rather die covered in blood than an old man lying in my own piss.
John Malkovich (Athos): Once I, once all of us, believed in
serving something greater than ourselves. Aramis had his faith, Porthos his
lust for life, D'Artagnan his devotion and I had Raoul. It is what we dreamt,
what we bled for. But we all had a common dream. That one day we would serve a
king worthy of the throne. I taught Raoul to believe in that dream, and now my
son is dead. And now I want to know if my son's life was in vain, and the only
person who can answer that is you.
Leonardo DiCaprio ( King
Louis XIV): You will hunt down Porthos, Athos, and Aramis, and bring me back
their heads, or I will have yours. And as for you, my brother, back to the
prison you shall go and into the mask you hate! Wear it until you love it! And
die in it.
|Man in the Iron Mask Trivia
| Did you know?
That the real Louis XIV of France
lived from 1638 to1715 and was the longest reigning French king. Louis was a
child of 4 when his father died, but he was not allowed to rule until he became
13. Known as the Sun King, he began the lavish refurbishment at the Palace of
Parts of the movie were shot at Nicholas Fouquet's stunning
palace, Vaux-le-Vicomte, which inspired Louis XIV to build Versailles.
What of the real Man in the Iron Mask? A masked man was imprisioned at
the Bastille, although for how long is debated. He died in 1703. The
philosopher and writer Voltaire was confined to the Bastille in 1717. He spent
almost a year there, and later told a friend that he had spoken to people who
had served the Man in the Iron Mask. In his book "The Age of Louis XIV",
published in 1751, Voltaire said that the prisoner was forced to wear an iron
mask as early as 1661.
Voltaire broadly hinted that the Man was a royal
twin. Alexander Dumas, wriritng in the mid-1800s, picked up this idea in his
books on the Three Musketeers, which include Man in the Iron Mask. But many
other theories exist.
Man in the Iron Mask
Leonardo DiCaprio Triple Feature [DVD]
The Man In The Iron Mask Soundtrack [CD]
The Man in the Iron Mask [Book]
by Alexander Dumas