Everyone seems to praise the 1974 version with Robert Redford, but I think this version was a very close adaptation of the book, and Toby Stephens as Jay Gatsby is to die for! He was made for the part!
Toby Stephens as Jay Gatsby
"Hello, old sport"
Mira Sorvino plays Gatsby's old sweetheart Daisy, and I must admit I think she does a good job, I was surprised that she was that good an actress. She's always seemed kind of tough to me, but here she plays dainty little Daisy very convincingly.
Mira Sorvino as Daisy
But Toby was brilliant in it though. It's amazing how he can project the full range of his emotional state in just a couple of glances. And he was as young and gorgeous as ever in this movie. To think I was only 16 back then...
a man in love
In one scene Gatsby (Toby) says "In her heart she never loved anyone except me." And I was thinking "How could anyone ever love anyone except you?" Hahahah, I'm such a sucker for Toby.
HIS VOICE is just amazing, it sends all kinds of chills through my body. Of the good sort, hehe. I love his normal voice when he speaks with a british accent, but with an american accent his voice just turns so incredibly smooth and sexy. And when he says "old sport" it's not annoying at all, it's so endearing.