Picks and Pans Review: The Six Lives of Henry VIII

updated 03/10/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/10/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

It's good to be king! Many actors have played the Tudor monarch over the years, but these men gave the best royal performances

THE GOURMAND HENRY Charles Laughton The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

THE BROODING HENRY Richard Burton Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

THE BULLYING HENRY Robert Shaw A Man for All Seasons (1966)

THE HUNKY HENRY Jonathan Rhys Meyers Showtime's The Tudors (2007-now)

THE DUFF-GUZZLING HENRY Homer Simpson A 2004 episode of The Simpsons

THE SELF-HATING HENRY Eric Bana The Other Boleyn Girl

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