O'Shea's first major movie role came in 1967 when he embodied protagonist Leopold Bloom in a bold screen adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses, and he memorably portrayed mad scientist Durand-Durand a year later in the campy counterculture fantasy Barbarella. O'Shea added "scene-stealer" to his résumé in 1982 when he played a crooked judge opposite Paul Newman in The Verdict.
Also known for his television work, O'Shea appeared in the groundbreaking miniseries QB VII (1974) and turned up in guest spots on sitcoms such as "The Golden Girls," "Cheers" and "Frasier." He died April 2, 2013, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.
Falling in love against the wishes of their feuding families, star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet defy their destiny and elope in secret, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.