Spanish actor Alfredo Mayo playing a speculator, shrewd and ambitious Octavius in the Italian film LE LEGIONI DI CLEOPATRA (Vittorio Cottafavi, 1959) with actress Linda Cristal, playing the dual role of Queen of Egypt and Berenice, the tavern dancer.
Italian actor Alberto Lupo playing Octavius in the co-production Italian-Egyptian IL FIGLIO DI CLEOPATRA (Ferdinando Baldi, 1964), an incredible historical fiction, which means that Caesarion, the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, survived his cruel fate, to become a desert bandit.
Italian actor Memo Benassi was the Emperor Claudius in the Italian-French coproduction MESSALINA (Carmine Gallone, 1951) with the inimitable Mexican actress Maria Felix, in the role promiscuous Empress Messalina and expressionless George Marchal in the role of her lover, Caius Silvius.
Roddy McDowall composed a characterization of Octavius, sick, ambitious, obsessive and decisive, but very plausible, in the masterpiece of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, "CLEOPATRA" (1962). Many critics have considered his performance was inspired by the interpretation made by Anthony Perkins as the psychopath Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "PSYCHO" (1960).
JULIUS CAESAR TV (Uli Edel, 2002).Jeremy Sisto. Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, his loves and his eventual assassination at the hands of the senators, Brutus and Cassius. Jeremy Sisto has a good performance playing the dictator being bundled by two excellent supporting actors Richard Harris as Sulla and Christopher Walken as Cato.
Corin Redgrave portrays Octavius Augustus in this new adaptation of Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Jon Scoffield, 1974). Although the performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company is first rate, this TV version is little more than a piece of filmed theater. The main roles are played very well by Richard Johnson and Janet Suzman, who dares to compete with Theda Bara, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor in the role of the fascinating Queen of Egypt.
John Castle is Octavius in this adaptation of Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Charlton Heston, 1972). The film is starring Hildegarde Neil and Heston in the lead roles, the rest of cast are English and Spanish actors by production agreements. The film received negative reviews from lack of budget, so Heston could not finish his career as Mark Antony with the success we had the other two previous adaptations of Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR in 1950 and 1970.