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Pictorial: The Complete Cast of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 18, 2011 | Comments ()

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Screenwriter: Baz Luhrmann (based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel)

Jay Gatsby: Leonardo DiCaprio. Gatsby is a young, mysterious millionaire later revealed to be a bootlegger, originally from North Dakota, with shady business connections and an obsessive love for Daisy Buchanan, whom he had met when he was a young officer in World War I.


Daisy Buchanan: Carey Mulligan. Daisy is an attractive and effervescent, if shallow young woman; Nick's second cousin, once removed; and the wife of Tom Buchanan.


Nick Carraway: Toby Maguire. Carraway, the narrator, is a bond salesman from the Midwest, a New Haven graduate, a World War I veteran, and a resident of West Egg. He is Gatsby's next-door neighbor.


Tom Buchanan: Joel Edgerton. Tom is a millionaire who lives on East Egg, and Daisy's husband. Buchanan has parallels with William Mitchell, the Chicagoan who married Ginevra King. Buchanan and Mitchell were both Chicagoans with an interest in polo. Like Ginevra's father, whom Fitzgerald resented, Buchanan attended New Haven and is a white supremacist.


Myrtle Wilson: Isla Fisher. Tom Buchanan's mistress.


Jordan Baker: Elizabeth Debicki. Jordan Daisy Buchanan's long-time friend, a professional golfer with a slightly shady reputation.


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