10 Celebs Who’ve Played Poets

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Why is a raven like a writing desk? Who knows, but all of my dreams came true when I saw the first official picture of John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in the upcoming film “The Raven.” Mix the optimistic quirkiness of Lloyd Dobler with hauntingly macabre Poe and you’ve pretty much got my man fantasy. The film will be a fictionalized account of Poe’s last days, which still remain a mystery. He was last seen drunk, delirious, and penniless outside a Baltimore pub. He died a few days later at the age of 40. His cause of death remains unknown. Consumption, cholera, rabies, tuberculosis, heart disease, or suicide? I would expect nothing less from a poet prince of his caliber. [Huffington Post]

Click through to see other celebs who have tackled the deep, dark, twisted souls of our favorite poets.

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