7 of the Best and Worst Renditions of Allen Ginsberg

From John Turturro to Daniel Radcliffe, a handful of actors have played the iconic gay Beat poet. Which one was the best?

BY Tiara Chiaramonte

October 24 2013 4:11 AM ET

Chicago 10 is a partially animated documentary released in 2007 that sought to tell the story of the Chicago Eight. The trial was reenacted using famous actors like Mark Ruffalo and Liev Schreiber as the voices of the historical figures. Hank Azaria voiced Abbie Hoffman and Ginsberg. While Chicago 10’s cartoon take on Ginsberg is very modern, we have a bias toward our own vintage cover art. In The Advocate's issue 228, released in 1977, Dennis Forbes drew the poet (above, left).

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