Jude Law is receiving ample praise for his portrayal of the Dane prince in London’s West End – a Broadway run is still yet to be determined.
In the ’90s, Jude Law was seen as the perfect man with a dark side – who was often easily bored by others who weren’t as perfect as him.
In the futuristic film Gattaca, Jude portrayed Jerome Morrow, a genetically superior member of the human race who attempted suicide and ended up paralyzed. Ethan Hawke’s character, Anton, adopts Jerome’s identity to become an astronaut. The two end up living together to keep up the genetic charade, with Jerome providing blood, urine, skin, and hair samples for Anton to scatter at his work station.
Jude as Jerome is a hilarious snob:
It is reminscent of Jude’s turn as Dickie Greenleaf, the charming blueblood playboy in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Jude is breaking off his friendship with Tom Ripley (played by Matt Damon) which has fatal consequences. The nail in the coffin? Dickie says to Tom, “It’s boring. You – can be quite boring!”
Poor Tom Ripley, in love with Dickie Greenleaf, who looks like Justin Timberlake singing Italian jazz.