What's the Difference between Beowulf the Book and Beowulf the Movie?

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Beowulf

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Released: 0
Author: Unknown

Beowulf

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Released: 2007
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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In the Book In the Movie
Beowulf
Beowulf
Portrayed by: Ray Winstone
Hrothgar
Hrothgar
Portrayed by: Anthony Hopkins
Wiglaf
Wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Unferth
Unferth
Portrayed by: John Malkovich
Grendel
Grendel
Portrayed by: Crispin Glover
Grendel's mother
Grendel's mother
Portrayed by: Angelina Jolie
wiglaf
wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Wiglaf
Wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Dragon
Dragon
Hrothgrar
Hrothgrar
Portrayed by: fre
Beowulf Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   After Grendel's death, his mother goes to Heorot to avenge him, but being weaker than her son, only makes off with a single thane, Æschere. Beowulf is asleep in Heorot after slaying Grendel when he has a nightmare about Grendel's mother, awaking from it to see that she has silently murdered many of the men in Heorot.
   After slaying Grendel's mother, Beowulf brings Hrunting, Grendel's head and the hilt from the giant's sword back to Heorot. Grendel's mother takes off her own son's head. It is the only token that Beowulf brings back from the encounter.
   Beowulf brings eleven men with him to face the dragon. When the beast attacks, all but one, Wiglaf, flee into the forest. Beowulf and Wiglaf travel to Grendel's mother's cave, where Beowulf enters alone. As the dragon flies back to Heorot, it is met by a group of bowmen who attack it.
   The entrance to Grendel's mother's lair is guarded by a group of sea monsters. Beowulf slays one of them, while the rest are scared off by the playing of the thanes' trumpets. The entrance to the lair is deserted.
   Beowulf initially fails to slay the dragon, but is spurred on when Wiglaf stabs below the dragon's head, where Beowulf finds his dagger strong enough to harm the beast. Beowulf is aware of a weak spot on the dragon's neck from a story told to him years before by Hrothgar. He slays the dragon on his own.
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