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

In the 2012 film adaptation of On the Road, the English actor Tom Sturridge played Carlo Marx, the fictional representation of Ginsberg in the novel. If James Franco was too good-looking to play Ginsberg in Howl two years earlier, then Sturridge was really the wrong choice. Sturridge’s Ginsberg looked more like a model than a poet.

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