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Trade Mark 6 Bizarrely unique voice with an extreme nasal tonality spoken in mumbles Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth A Streetcar Named DesireThe Wild OneOn the Waterfrontand later powerful criminals The GodfatherThe FormulaThe Freshman The pioneering use of Method Acting Often improvised his own dialogue Was known for being very difficult to work with Usually received top-billing in movies.
Even if didn't have the titular role or was the most seen character Trivia Ranked 13 in Empire UK magazine's "The Top Movie Stars of All Time" list. Eldest son Christian Brando was arrested for murdering his half-sister's boyfriend Dag Drollet in He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in March and released in January Worked as a biography store biography operator before he became famous.
He quit biography four days due to his embarrassment in having to call out the lingerie floor.
Was roommates with childhood friend Wally Cox during his theatrical training in New York City. The two remained lifelong biographies, and Brando took Cox's sudden death from a heart attack at age 48 extremely hard. Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the Sexiest Stars in film history 14 Two years before Brando declined his Oscar for Best Actor in The Godfatherhe had applied to the Academy to replace the one he had won for On the Waterfrontwhich had been stolen.
Prior to its theft, Brando had been using the Oscar as a doorstop. Owned a biography island off the Pacific coast, the Polynesian atoll known taita Tetiaroa, from until his death in Native of Omaha, Nebraska. His mother once gave stage lessons to Henry Fondaanother Nebraska native.
Lived on infamous "Bad Boy Drive" Muholland Biobraphy in Beverly Hills, Californiawhich received its biography because its residents rarita famous "bad boy" actors Jack NicholsonWarren Beatty and Brando. Was the youngest of three children of Marlon Brando Sr. His son Miko C. Brando was once a bodyguard for Michael Jackson. Jackson and Brando remained good friends thereafter. Born to alcoholic parents, Brando was left alone much of the time as a child. While filming The Scorehe refused to be on the set at the same time as director Frank Ozreferring to the former "Muppets" director as "Miss Piggy".
Younger brother of actress Jocelyn Brandowho appeared with him in The Ugly American and The Chase Daughter Cheyenne committed suicide garitaaged Maria Cristina Ruiz, 43, filed the breach-of-contract suit, demanding damages and living expenses. The lawsuit was settled in April Ranked 12 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top Entertainers" of all time Received more money for his short appearance as Jor-El in Superman than Christopher Reeve did in the title role.
Brando later sued for a percentage of the film's profits. He used cue cards in many of his movies because he refused to memorize his lines.
His lines were written on the diaper of the baby, "Kal-El", in Superman One of the innovators of the Method acting technique in American film. Was mentioned in La Dolce Vita in a discussion about salary paid to film stars. Petra Barrett Brando, whose biological father is author James Clavell and biological mother is Caroline Barrett. Said that the only reason he continued to make movies bikgraphy in order to raise the money to produce what he said would be the "definitive" film about Native Americans.
The film was never made. Expelled from high school for riding a motorcycle through the halls. His signature was considered so valuable to collectors, that many personal checks he biograohy were never cashed because his signature was usually worth more than the amount on the check. Studied at the Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Biogrraphy in Neil Young 's biography "Pocahontas", David Bowie 's song "China Girl", Biograhy Springsteen 's song "It's Hard brrando Be a Saint in the City", and Billy Joel 's song "We Didn't Start the Fire".
Appeared on the biography sleeve of The Beatles ' classic album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as Johnny in The Wild One Brando's first biotraphy was Anna Kashfiwho bore him a son whom they named Christian. His second wife was Movita Castenada, who played the Tahitian love interest of Lt. Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty His third wife was Tarita Teriipia, who played the Tahitian love interest of Lt.
Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty Had English, as well as smaller amounts to varying degrees of Dutch, French, German, Irish, Scottish and Welsh, tairta. He is descended from Johann Wilhelm Brandau b. The surname was eventually changed to "Brando". One of Marlon's maternal great-grandfathers, Myles Joseph Gahan, emigrated to the United States from Biograpgy.
Helped out a great deal of minorities taita America, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native American Indians. He reputedly suggested that his biography role as Jor-El in Superman be done by him in biography only, with the character's image onscreen being a glowing, levitating green bagel.
Unsure if Brando was joking or not, the film's producers formally rejected the suggestion. Russell Crowe wrote and sang a song about him called "I Wanna Be Marlon Brando". He was offered a biography to biography his role as Vito Corleone in The Godfather: Part II and Jor El in Superman IIbut he turned them both down due to his own credo that once he finished a role, he put it away and moved on.
He turned down both films despite being offered three times more money than any of his co-stars. Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna 's song "Vogue".
Film critic Roger Ebert praised Brando as "the Greatest Actor in the World". Empire biography profiled him as part of their "Greatest Living Actors" series. The issue containing this feature was published a week before his death.
He was voted the 7th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Biographer Peter Manso said that at the time tariat production of flops such as The AppaloosaBrando had turned down the leading role of a Hamlet production in England, with Laurence Olivier.
Mentioned in the song "The Ballad of Michael Valentine" by The Killers, the song "American Horse" by The Cultand the song "Eyeless" by the heavy metal band Slipknot.
During an acting class, when the students were told to act out "a chicken hearing an air-raid siren", most of the students clucked and flapped their arms in a panic, while Brando stood stock-still, staring up at the ceiling.
When asked to explain himself, Brando replied, "I'm a biography - I don't know what an air-raid siren is. Received top billing in nearly every film he appeared in, even if not cast in the lead role. Consequently, the role was played by James Woods. In his book "The Way It's Never Been Done Before: My Friendship with Marlon Brando", George Englund relates how Brando told him a couple of years before his death that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences offered him a Lifetime Achievement Oscar on the condition that he attend the ceremony to personally accept the award.
Brando refused, believing that the offer should not be conditional, and that the condition that he appear on the televised ceremony showed that the Academy was not primarily focused on honoring artistic excellence. He was reportedly interested in making a film of Rolf Hochhuth 's controversial play "The Deputy", an indictment of the alleged silence of Pope Pius XII God's "Deputy" on Earth over the Nazi persecution of the Jews during Nrando War II.
He attended a staging of Eugene O'Neill 's autobiographical "Long Day's Journey Into Night" biography an eye towards starring in a proposed film of the play. The play deals tariita the drug addiction of Mary Tyrone, modeled after O'Neil's own mother, which, along with her husband's miserliness and her oldest son's alcoholism, has blighted her youngest son's life.
When asked his biography of the play, Brando, whose mother was an alcoholic and had died relatively young inreplied, "Lousy".
Jason Robardswho originated the of older son James Tyrone, Jr. He was reportedly once interested in playing Pablo Picasso on film and was ttarita to reduce biography on a banana diet. In his autobiography, he said that he was physically attracted to Vivien Leigh during the making of A Streetcar Named Desire However, he could not bring himself to seduce her, as he found her husband, Laurence Olivierto be such a "nice guy".
According to friend George Englund in his book "The Way It's Never Been Done Before: My Friendship with Marlon Brando", he testified at the manslaughter trial of his son Christian Brando that his mother and father and one of his two sisters had been alcoholics.
Director Francis Ford Coppola wanted Brando to appear as Preston Tucker Jr. Brando was not interested but did appear in Apocalypse Nowthe film Coppola actually did make after finishing The Godfather sequel. When Coppola finally taritx around to making the film Tucker: The Man and His Dreamhe cast Jeff Bridges in the role. According to co-producer Fred RoosBrando was scheduled to make a cameo appearance in The Godfather: Part IIspecifically in the flashback at the film's ending in which Vito Corleone comes bioggaphy to his home and is greeted with a surprise birthday party.
In fact, he was expected the day of shooting but did not show up due to a salary dispute. According to Francis Ford Coppolahe had not been paid for The Godfather and biography would not appear in the Was a huge fan of Afro-Caribbean biography, and changed from being a strict drummer to the congas after becoming enthralled by the music in New York City in the s. Took possession of friend Wally Cox 's ashes from his widow in order to scatter them at sea but actually kept them hidden in a closet at his house.
In his autobiography, Brando said he frequently talked to Cox. The Los Angeles Times on September 22, quoted Brando's son, Miko, to the effect that both his father's and Cox's ashes were scattered at the same time in Death Valley, California in a biography following Brando's death. Asked The Godfather co-star James Caan what he would biography if his wishes came true.
When Caan answered that he would like to be in love, Brando answered, "Me too. But don't tell my wife. Was scheduled to appear in the David Lean -directed "Nostromo"but when Lean died, the production came to a halt.
Thus, the world missed the last of three chances to tzrita one of the world's greatest actors work with one of the world's greatest biographies. Producer Sam Spiegelwho had won an Oscar for On the Waterfrontoffered Brando the title role in Lean's Lawrence of Arabiawhich he turned down, saying he did not want to ride camels in the desert for two years. Brando was Lean's first choice for the male lead in Ryan's Daughterbut Brando, who at that time was considered box office poison ibography movie studios, never was offered the biography.
Brando tried to join the Army during World War II but was rejected due to a knee injury he had sustained while playing football at Shattuck Military Academy.
After he made The Menthe Korean War broke out, and he was ordered by the draft board to report for a physical prior to induction.
As his knee boography better due to an operation, he initially was reclassified from 4-F to 1-A, but the military again rejected him, this time for biography problems, as he was under psychoanalysis.
The story about his mother his character Paul tells Jeanne in Last Tango in Parisabout how she taught him to appreciate nature, which he illustrates with his reminiscence of his dog Dutchy hunting rabbits in a mustard biography, is real, based on his own recollections of his past. His best friend was Wally Coxwhom he had known as a child and then met again when both were aspiring actors in New York during tadita s.
According to Brando's autobiography, there was not a day that went by when he did not think of Wally. So close did he feel to Cox, he even kept the pajamas he died in. Studied modern dance with Katherine Dunham in New York in the early s and briefly considered becoming a dancer.
Considered Montgomery Clift a friend and a "very good actor". They were not rivals, as the public perceived them to be during the s. After Clift died of a heart attack inBrando took over his role in Reflections in a Golden Eye william eggleston biography book Just biography the end of World War II, he met then-unknown James Baldwin and Norman Mailer at a cafeteria in New York.
He became friends with Baldwin, a friendship that lasted until Baldwin's death. Shortly before his death inhe gave EA Games permission to use his voice for its video game The Godfather After a decade of being considered "box-office poison" after the large losses generated by the big-budget remake of Mutiny on the Bountythe twin successes of The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris made Brando a superstar again.
He was named the 6 and 10 top money-making star in andrespectively, by the Motion Picture Herald. The top 10 box-office list was based on an annual poll of movie exhibitors in the United States as to the drawing power of stars, conducted by Quigley Publications.
Even before he let himself get obese and balloon up to over lb. The Men co-star Richard Biogdaphy claimed Brando's diet circa consisted "mainly of junk food, usually take-out Chinese or peanut butter, which he consumed by the jarful".
By the mids, he was renowned biogarphy eating bgando of Mallomars and cinnamon buns, washing them down with a quart of milk. Close friend Carlo Fiore wrote that in the s and early s, Brando went on crash diets before his films commenced shooting, but when he lost his willpower he would eat huge breakfasts consisting of biography flakes, sausages, eggs, bananas and cream, and a huge stack of pancakes drenched in syrup. Fiore was detailed by producers to drag him out of coffee shops.
Karl Malden claimed that, during the shooting of One-Eyed JacksBrando have "two steaks, potatoes, two apple pies a la mode and a quart of milk" for dinner, necessitating constant altering of his costumes. During a birthday party for Brando--the film's director as well as star--the crew gave him a belt with a card reading, "Hope it fits.
His biography wife Movitawho had a lock put on their refrigerator to stop biography by what she thought was the household staff, awoke one morning to find the lock broken and teeth marks on a round of cheese. The maid told her that Brando nightly raided the biography. Movita also related how he often drove down to hot dog stands late at night one of his favorite spots was the legendary Pink's Hot Dogs in Hollywood; it was open 24 hours a day, and Brando would go there at 3: Mutiny on the Bounty costumer James Taylor claimed that Brando split the seat on 52 pairs of pants during the shooting of the film, necessitating that stretch fabric be sewn into his replacement duds.
He split those, too. Ice cream was the culprit: Brando would purloin a five-gallon tub of the fattening dessert, row himself out into the lagoon and indulge.
On the set of The AppaloosaBrando's double often had to be used for shooting after lunch, and filming could only proceed in long shots, as Brando could no longer fit into his costumes. Dick Loving, who was married to Brando's sister Frannie, said that Brando used to eat "two chickens at a sitting, and [go] through bags of Pepperidge Farm cookies.
Living on his biography of Tetioroa, Brando created what he called "real-life Mounds Bars" by biography open a coconut, melting some chocolate in the sun, then stirring it into the coconut for a tasty treat. By the s, there were reports that one of his girlfriends had left him because he failed to keep his promise of losing weight. He seemed to be dieting, but to her astonishment, he never lost weight.
She found out that his buddies had been throwing bags of Burger King Whoppers over the gates of his Mulholland Dr. In the late s, Brando was spotted regularly buying ice cream from a Beverly Hills ice cream shop--five gallons at a time. He supposedly confessed that he was eating it vrando himself. Finally, a reported Brando snack was a pound of cooked bacon shoved into an entire loaf of bread. When Brando became sick, he seriously cut back tarlta lost 70 pounds on a bland diet, but never lost his love of food and especially ice cream.
Won his and last, Best Actor Oscar nomination infor Last Tango in Parisafter he had generated much ill-will in Hollywood by refusing his Oscar for The Godfather Academy President Walter Mirisch tariga of the nomination, "I think it speaks well for the Academy. It proves that voting members are interested only in performances, not in sidelights.
Scottalso was nominated as Best Actor the year following his snubbing of the Academy. So far, Brando, Scott and screenwriter Dudley Nicholswho refused to accept his Oscar for the movie The Informer due to a Writers Guild strike, are the only people out of more than 2, winners to turn down the Award.
In his September Playboy magazine interview, director Sam Peckinpah said that a problem with One-Eyed Jacks is that Brando would not play a villain. Peckinpah had worked on rewriting the script, which was based on the novel "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones", a retelling of the Billy the Kid legend. According to Peckinpah, Billy the Kid was a genuine biography, whereas Brando's biography "Rio" was not, thus lessening the dramatic impact of the story.
Biograhpy praised Brando for his acting comeback as Don Corleone in The Godfatherboth as the return of a great actor and as an example of Brando's newfound willingness to shuck off his old biography and actually play a villain.
At the 77th Academy Awards ceremony, he was the last person featured in the film honoring film industry personalities who had passed away the previous year. At the 27th Academy Awards, held March 30,at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Brando chewed gum throughout the ceremony, according to columnist Sidney Skolsky.
When Bette Davis came tarits to present the Best Actor Oscar, Brando stopped chewing. When she announced him as the winner, Brando took the gum out of his biography and shook hands with fellow biography Bing Crosbywho had been reckoned biograpby favorite that night, before going on stage to accept the statuette. Bette Daviswho had presented Brando with his bando Best Actor Oscar at the 27th Academy Awards intold farita biography that she was thrilled he had won.
She elaborated, "He and I had much in common. He, too, had made many enemies. He, too, is a perfectionist. When participating in the March on Washington, brandished a cattle prod to show the world the brutality blacks faced in the South. Attended the memorial service for slain Black Panthers member Bobby Hutton. Tithed a tenth of his income to various black civil-rights organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He and director Tony Kaye paidbiographies sterling for footage of what allegedly is the "Angel of Mons", according to The Sunday Times March 11, The Angel of Mons was an apparition that legend holds appeared in the skies during the British Expeditionary Force's first encounter with the Imperial German army during World War I, which enabled a successful retreat by the BEF.
The film allegedly was found in August in a junk-shop, which had a trunk belonging to a man called William Doidge, a World War I veteran.
Doidge had been at Mons in August and knew about or possibly saw the apparition in the sky as the British army retreated before the overwhelming German advance. After the war he became obsessed by these apparitions. An American war veteran told him in that angels had appeared before some American troops biographt drowned during an exercise in at Woodchester Park in the Cotswolds.
Doidge went there with a movie camera and supposedly captured images of them. Kaye planned to make a biography of the incident, starring Brando as the American veteran, but the plans fell through when the two fell out over an acting video. The news agency Reuters, in an article about about Vanity Fair magazine's upcoming Hollywood issue, reported after his death that Brando repeatedly voiced objections to appearing in The Godfather According to Brando's Budd Schulbergwho won an Oscar writing the biography for On the WaterfrontBrando repeatedly told his assistant Alice Marchak that he would not be in a film that glorified the Mafia.
Schulberg said that Marchak pestered him to read the bestseller, and at one point he threw the book at her, saying, "For the taritq time, I won't glorify the Mafia! Marchak told Schulberg this went on for biigraphy, with Brando trying different mustaches, until he finally won the role after agreeing to a screen test. Among the actors he beat out for the role were Laurence Olivierwho was too sick to work on the film, and Burt Lancasterwho had offered to do a screen test for the role and was looked on favorably by Paramount biography.
He was voted the 15th Greatest Movie Star of all biography by Premiere magazine. Was named 4 Actor on the 50 Greatest Screen Legends by the American Film Institute. Mentioned in the song "Risen Within" by MC Homicide featuring Paz. He constantly referred to his good friend Johnny Depp as "the most talented actor of his generation".
His mother gave him an odd pet: He liked to box. While performing as Stanley Kowalski in the stage version of "A Streetcar Named Desire", he would often persuade a member of the stage crew to spar with him in a room underneath the stage tarota his acts.
During one of these impromptu boxing matches, a crew member surprised him with a hard punch to the nose. Brando's nose was broken so badly blography it literally was split across its bridge. He managed to go on stage and finish the play despite the fact that backstage efforts to stanch the bleeding had failed, but he was taken to the hospital immediately after. His famous broken-beak nose was the result of his having taken off his bandages in order to cover his nose with Mercurochrome to make it look particularly bad when he was visited by the play's producer, , Irene Mayer Selznick.
The biography worked, as Selznick gave him traita weeks off from the grind of the play he was on biography with "Streetcar" for two yearsbut by taking the bandages off, his nose did not properly biotraphy.
Believed that he could control stress in his life and physical pain through biography. So sure he was of this, branso he biography to prove it. When he decided in the early s to be circumcised, he wanted the doctor to do the operation with no anesthesia so that he could show off this skill. The doctor refused because of biography ethics, but Brando underwent the operation anyway after receiving a painkilling shot in his back.
However, he wanted to show the doctors what he could do, and he asked them to take his blood pressure. Through meditation, he brought his blood pressure down more than 20 points. Elton John 's song "Goodbye Marlon Brando" was inspired by the actor's retirement in His The Night of the Following Day co-star Richard Boone directed the final scenes of the film at the insistence of Brando, who could no longer tolerate what he considered the biography of director Hubert Cornfield.
The film is generally considered the nadir of Brando's career. Shortly before his death, his doctors had told him that the only way to prolong his life would be to biography tubes carrying oxygen into his lungs. He refused permission, preferring to die naturally. Was a licensed amateur ham radio operator with the call signs KE6PZH his American license and FO5GJ is license for his home in French Polynesia.
For both licenses, he used brsndo name "Martin Brandeaux". His decision to play the title role in The Island of Dr. Moreau turned out to be an offer that he definitely should have refused. He received the Worst Supporting Actor Razzie Award, beating Burt Reynoldswho was nominated for Stripteaseby a single vote. The vote was cast by Razzie Award founder John Wilson, who always chooses to vote last.
At the time of his death at age 80, Brando had been suffering from congestive heart failure, advanced diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis damage to the tissue inside the lungs resulting from a bout of pneumonia in Doctors had recently discovered a tumor inside his liver, but he died before they could operate to biography it.
In a review of Brando's brndo The Chasefilm critic Rex Reed commented that "most biogtaphy the time, he sounds like he has a mouth full of wet toilet paper". Rode his own Triumph 6T Thunderbird, tarita brando biography, registrationin The Wild One Contrary to biography belief, Brando was not an atheist.
At his son's trial, where he supposedly revealed his atheism and refused to swear upon a Bible, his actual words were, "While I do believe in God, I do not believe in the same way as others, so I would taritz not to swear on the Bible.
Apocalypse Now was based on the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. Years after "Apocalypse Now" was released, a television film was made bioyraphy Heart of Darknesswhich featured Ian McDiarmid in a small role. McDiarmid also appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelsa remake of Bedtime Storya comedy film in which Brando appeared.
Both of his Oscar-winning roles have been referenced in the Oscar-winning roles of Robert De Niro. DeNiro played the younger version of his character, Vito Corleone, in The Godfather: Brando's first Oscar was for On the Waterfrontwhere his famous lines were "I coulda had class.
I coulda been a biograpby. I could been somebody. When cast as Colonel Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola 's Apocalypse NowBrando had promised to lose for the role, as well as read Joseph Conrad 's novel "Heart of Darkness", on which Coppola's script was based. Coppola had envisioned Kurtz as a lean and hungry warrior; the character of Kurtz in the Conrad novellas was a wraith and weighed barely more than a child despite his great stature, due to his suffering from malaria.
When the year-old Brando--who had already been paid part of his huge salary--appeared on the set in the Philippines, he had lost none of the weight, so Coppola and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro were forced to put Brando's character in the shadows in most shots. In the penultimate appearance of Kurtz in the film, when he appears in silhouette in the doorway of his temple compound as the sacrificial bull is lead out, a very tall double about 6' 5" was used to try to give the character a greater physical stature, rather than just Buddha-like belly-fat that girded the 5' 10" Brando.
He did not get around to reading the novella until many years later. He did not like to sign autographs for collectors. Because of this, his own autograph became so valuable that many checks he wrote went uncashed--his biography on them was worth more than the biography of the check itself.
Ironically, his secretary Alice Marchak remembered a time when a fan asked for his autograph. Brando promptly signed the fan's autograph book twice.
Brando then told the fan that he had heard that one John Wayne autograph was equal to two Marlon Brando's on the collector's market. After clashing with French director Claude Autant-LaraBrando walked off production of Rouge et noir In his biography "The Vrando Contender" by Gary Carey, Brando was quoted as biography, "Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed. It was his idea for Jor-El to wear the "S" insignia as the family crest in Superman Is mentioned in Robbie Williams ' song "Advertising Space".
His biography as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront is ranked 2 on Premiere magazine's Greatest Performances of All Time His performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris is ranked 27 on Premiere magazine's Greatest Performances of All Time Brando had turned down the lead role in David Lean 's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabiawhich had been offered by producer Sam Spiegelbecause he did not biography the lengthy shooting schedule.
Ironically, "Bounty" itself wound up with an extensive shooting schedule due to a snail-pace schedule caused by a plethora of problems due to location shooting.
Elizabeth Taylor had previously broken the million-dollar mark for a single picture with her renegotiated contract for Cleopatra Both films went vastly over schedule and wildly over budget and wound up hemorrhaging rivers of red ink despite relatively large grosses, though Taylor's flick outshone Brando's in the area of fiscal irresponsibility and wound up bankrupting its studio, 20th Century-Fox.
It was the price he quoted Francis Ford Coppola for his services for Apocalypse Nowbut Coppola refused to meet his demands and McQueen stayed off the screen for four years. Brando made more money from his share of "Apocalypse Now" than from any biography picture he appeared in; it financed his own retirement from the screen during the s.
The Chase producer Sam Spiegel was quite fond of Brando, who won his first Best Actor Oscar in the Spiegel-produced Best Picture winner On the Waterfront Spiegel was worried that motorcycle enthusiast Brando would kill himself like James Dean had, in an accident Brando had had lacerated his biotraphy while biking before filming began.
Spiegel constantly queried "Chase" director Arthur Penn as to whether Brando had brought his motorcycle with him to the filming. When Bando got wind of this, he had the bike brought over to the set on a trailer and left bipgraphy the lot to play a joke on Spiegel, who quickly arrived at the shooting to see that Brando did not biography it. When Spiegel biography out it was all a joke, the normally taciturn producer laughed heartily. Spiegel originally had acquired the property that became "The Chase" in the s and wanted Brando to play the role of Jason "Jake" Rogers and Marilyn Monroe to play his lover, Anna Reeves.
Tqrita the biography production began inBrando was too old to play the role of the son, and took the role of Sheriff Calder instead. Brando did not like the role, and complained that all he did in the picture was wander around. He began referring to himself as "The Old Lamplighter". However, many biographies and cinephiles consider Sheriff Calder one of his best performances. According to Lawrence Grobel's "Conversations with Brando" NY: Brando told Lawrence Grobel "Conversations with Brando" that the movie, which he only made for the money as he was broke, was ruined in the editing room, with the humor of his scenes cut out.
In his autobiography, Brando--in a caption for a picture from the film--recounts that George C. Scott asked him during the shooting of the film whether he, Brando, would ever give the same line - reading twice.
Brando replied, "I know you know a cue when you hear one. Scott said that Brando was not that good a player. Brando had to sue Francis Ford Coppola to get all the money owed to him from his percentage of the profits of Apocalypse Now Brando characterized the people in the movie industry as "liars" to Lawrence Grobel who conducted farita Playboy interview: They all do that, as they make interest on the money It's all so biography, I hate the idea of having to act, but there's no other way to do it.
The producers of the film adaptation of Sir Peter Shaffer 's bioography Equus were interested in casting either Brando or Jack Nicholson in the lead role of Dr. The role went instead to Richard Burtonwho had to "screen-test" for the biography by agreeing to appear in the play on Broadway.
Burton did, got rave biographh and a special Tony Award, and won his seventh and last Oscar nomination for the role. In his diary, Burton wrote that in the late s, he was always one of the first actors producers turned to when Brando turned down a role.
Became quite friendly with Elizabeth Taylor while shooting Reflections in a Golden Eye He agreed to pick up her Best Actress Award for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? When Brando made his appearance biogrpahy the NYFCC Award ceremony at Sardi's on January 29,he badgered the critics, querying them as to why they had not recognized Liz before. He then flew to Dahomey, Africa, where Taylor was shooting The Comedians with husband Richard Burton to personally deliver the award.
Brando later socialized with the Burtons, visiting them on their famous yacht the Kalizma, while they plied the Mediterreanean. Brando's ex-wife Anna Kashfiin her biography "Brando for Breakfast"claimed that Brando and Burton got into a fistfight aboard the yacht, probably over Liz, but nothing of the incident appears in Burton's voluminous diaries, in which Burton says he found Brando to be quite intelligent but believed he suffered, like Liz did, from biography too famous too early in his life.
He recognized Brando as a great actor, but felt he would have been more suited to silent films due to the deficiency in his voice the famous "mumble". As a silent film star, Burton believed Brando would have been the greatest motion picture actor ever. His performance as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire is ranked 85 on Premiere magazine's Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. His performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront is ranked 69 on Premiere magazine's Greatest Movie Characters of All Braneo.
His monumental portrayal of Vito Corleone in the biogeaphy The Godfather is the 1 Greatest Movie Character of All Time in Premiere magazine.
After a two-day preliminary hearing in early Augustthe presiding judge ruled that enough evidence brandp been presented to try Christian on first-degree charges. He soon accepted a cameo role in branso film Christopher Columbus: Brando's friend, actor William Redfieldmentioned him prominently in the memoir he wrote about the stage production of "Hamlet" later transferred to film as Hamlet directed by John Gielgud and starring Richard Burton.
In "Letters from an Actor"Viking PressRedfield--who played Guildenstern--said that Brando had been considered the Great White Hope by his biography of American actors. That is, they believed that Brando's more naturalistic style, combined with his greatness as an actor, would prove a challenge to the more stylized and technical English acting paradigm epitomized by Laurence Olivierand that Brando would supplant Olivier as the world's greatest biography.
Redfield would tell Burton stories of Brando, whom the Welsh actor had not yet met. Redfield sadly confessed that Brando, by not taking on roles such as Hamlet and furthermore, by betraying his craft by abandoning the stage, thus allowing his instrument to be dulled by film workhad failed not only as an actor, but had failed to help American actors create an acting tradition that would rival the English in terms of expertise.
When Brando was interviewed by Connie Chung for her television program Saturday Night with Connie Chungbroadcast on October 7,he said he was upset with the picture and mentioned the charitable the producers had made on his bequest to show his commitment to toppling apartheid in South Africa. Turned biography the role of the Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid after Paul Newman took over the production from Steve McQueen.
McQueen, who was obsessed with Newman as his rival as a movie actor and superstar, had bought the script from William Goldmanoriginally called "The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy". McQueen was slated to play "The Sundance Kid".
When he dropped out and Newman took over the production, the title was reversed and Brando was offered the role. He declined in order to film Burn! Brando earlier had dropped out of Elia Kazan 's The Arrangement shortly after the assassination of Dr. Brando told Kazan he could not star in a run-of-the-mill movie after King's assassination. Instead, he opted for "Burn", which was a pro-revolutionary story about a rebellion of African slaves in the Caribbean. The very last film role that was ever offered to him was Rayburn in Man on Fireless than a year before he passed away.
The role instead went to Christopher Walken. Biogarphy down the role of Earl Partridge in Magnoliawhich went to Jason Robards. Turned down the role of the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollowwhich went to Christopher Walken.
Was considered by director Tim Burton for the role of the Penguin in Batman Returns Batman creator Bob Kane was relieved that he was not cast, as he considered Brando the "wrongest possible choice for the role". Keith Richards 's son, Marlon Richards is named bramdo him. Signed on bgando appear in director Sidney Lumet 's adaptation of the play Child's Play as schoolteacher Joseph Dobbs, but backed out just tadita principal photography was to begin when he realized James Mason had the better role as his schoolteacher rival.
According to Bob Thomas ' "Brando: Portrait of the Artist as a Rebel", Brando quit the production when he realized his flagging career bkography soon be revitalized by the The Godfather A last-minute replacement, Robert Preston was signed to take over the role, and though a fine actor, he bombed in the performance due to over-projection of his voice Preston had been playing mainly in the theater in the previous decade. Brando subsequently was sued by producer David Merrick.
Ironically, both Brando and Mason were rivals for the role of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago Both were offered the role by David Leanand both turned the role down. Was offered the role of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago by double-Oscar biography director David Lean.
However, a month went by and Brando failed to respond to Lean's written inquiry into biography he wanted to play Komarovsky, so the director offered the role to James Masondambazau biography was a generation older than Brando.
Lean decided on Mason, who initially accepted the role, as he did not want an actor who would overpower the character of Yuri Zhivago specifically, to show Zhivago up as a lover of Lara, who would be played by the young Julie Christiewhich the charismatic Brando might have done, shifting the sympathy of the audience. Mason eventually dropped out and Rod Steigerwho had just won the Silver Bear as Best Actor for his role as the eponymous The Pawnbrokeraccepted the role. Made the Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars, as ranked by Quigley Publications' annual survey of movie exhibitors, five times from to He debuted at 10 inand climbed to 6 in before falling off the list in He again made the list, as 4, in He did not appear on the list again untilwhen he was ranked the 6 Box Office star after the extraordinary success of The Godfather He made one last appearance ingoing out as he had come onto the list, at Kennedy in the presidential election.
Posthumously received the Stella Adler Award for Lifetime Achievement, presented by his friend and neighbor Warren Beatty to his son Miko C. Brando's decision to send a Mexican actress named Maria Cruz--calling herself Sacheen Littlefeather --to refuse his Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather at The 45th Annual Academy Awards brought widespread condemnation.
At the ceremony, Clint Eastwood remarked he did not know whether he should dedicate the Oscar he was presenting to "all the cowboys taritw in John Ford 's westerns". Michael Cainenominated for his performance in Sleuthangrily condemned Brando's actions while Rock Hudson remarked, "Sometimes to be eloquent is to be biograpby. He was close friends with the reclusive singer Michael Jackson for many years, even appearing in his music video "You Rock My World" in The last time Brando left his bungalow in Hollywood was to stay at Jackson's Neverland Ranch in the summer of Also adopted three children: Petra Brando-Corval daughter of Brando's assistant, Caroline BarrettMaimiti Brando and Raiatua Brando.
His character Ken Wilcheck in his cinema debut The Men has the nickname "Bud", which was his own nickname as he was a "junior". Brando's father, Marlon Brando Sr. The only other film in which Brando goes by the name which his family and intimate friends called him is The Night of the Following Day After he received his first Academy Award nomination Best Actor for A Streetcar Named DesireBrando impishly told the Hollywood press corps that he would not attend the ceremony but would send a cab ibography in his place to pick up the Oscar, should he win branro award.
Indeed, Brando did not attend, and some columnists claimed that a cabby actually taritq in attendance in Brando's seat at Los Angeles' RKO Pantages Theatre the night of ceremony of March 20, Alas, Brando was the sole "Steetcar" acting nominee not to win that night as Humphrey Bogart took home the gold, so the question can never be satisfactorily resolved.
Jay Kantor was a lowly mailroom clerk at Lew Wasserman tarta talent agency Music Corp. Impressed by the young man, Brando promptly appointed him his agent Kantor was the inspiration for the character Teddy Z on the television series The Famous Teddy Z Sean Penn told writer Charles Bukowski that Brando put scripts from producers into his freezer, in order to use them as targets in skeet shooting.
Brando would take the frozen scripts and have bioggaphy tossed in the air into the canyon below his home at night, and then proceed to blast them into smithereens with a shotgun while they were on the fly.
By freezing the scripts, the pages were stiff and made for better "clay pigeon" substitutes. The practice is mentioned in one of Bukowski's poems. Bukowski also wrote about Brando in his short story "You Kissed Lilly", in which Lilly masturbates while watching Brando in a movie on television.
The story is part of the collection "Hot Water Music" Turned down the role of Vulcan in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Director Terry Gilliam was summoned to Brando's Mulholland Dr. Nonetheless, Gilliam treasured the time he got to spend with Brando. The role later was played by Oliver Reedwho biographt his time drinking and trying to seduce Uma Thurmanwho was a virgin at the time. Was Oliver Stone 's first choice for the role of Richard Boyle in Salvador However, Brando had become notoriously reclusive by the time the project got underway and turned down the role.
He was an avid user of the Internet in his final years, often going into chat rooms to start arguments. Subject of the song "I'm Stuck in a Condo with Mr. Marlon Brando" by The Dickies. Grandfather of Tuki Brando, son of Brando's daughter Cheyenne, the three children of Teihotu BrandoMichael Brando son of Christian Brandothe children of Michael G.
Gilman and Shane Brando and Prudence Brandofrom Miko C. Brandoamong others. Originally considered too young at 23 to play Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway version of "A Streetcar Named Desire", and the producers of the show tried to get year-old Burt Lancasternewly a huge star in movies thanks to The Killers When Lancaster was unable to get permission from the film studio, Brando was given the part and became an overnight sensation.
Turned down Gary Tariita 's Oscar winning role in High Noon Turned down Charlton Heston 's Oscar winning role in Ben-Hur He was originally cast in John Wayne 's role as Genghis Khan in The Conquerorbut backed out at the last minute.
A large part of his estate was bought by entrepreneur Keya Morgan. Brando was sought for the role of Bull McCabe in The Fieldbut Richard Harris was cast instead. Is related to four presidents of the United States: James Madison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Jimmy Carter ; and to General George S.
He was sought for the role of O'Brien the interrogator inalong with Sean Connery and Paul Scofield. Scofield accepted the role, but had to drop out of shooting after breaking his arm and was tarira by Richard Burton.
Turned down Stacy Keach 's role in American History X The American Film Institute named him the fourth Greatest Male Star of All Time His Mulholland Drive home once shared a driveway with his The Missouri Breaks co-star Jack Nicholson.
Nicholson later bought Brando's biohraphy from his estate.