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Marlon Brando – photos and quotes

Marlon Brando Apocalypse Now

“If I hadn’t been in the right circumstances and had a lot of luck, I might have become a con man or gone to jail.”Marlon Brando

Source: Cindy Pearlman
Photographer: Cecil Beaton

 

Marlon Brando in "Julius Caesar" (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“To have seen Marlon in Julius Caesar and On the Waterfront within a year was to witness an incredible talent. It’s been thrown away. I met Marlon and asked him if he was prepared to work terribly hard in a production of MacBeth. He thought for a moment and then said, ‘ See ya, Joe,’ and walked down the street. You see, he was lost to us, behind that moat and inside that ivory ghetto.”Jospeh L. Mankiewics

Source: 1982

 

Marlon Brando painting

In 1954, the Fox Studios prop department skillfully painted Brando‘s likeness over an antique painting of Napoleon’s coronation. It was then used for publicity on the film Desirée. Oil. 48″ x 66″ in heavy, gilt-painted wooden frame. Gallery title sticker reads: “Emperor Napoleon In Coronation Robes” (May 18, 1804. Was crowned on Dec. 2).”

 

mazzufun: “ Marlon Brando’s screen test in Rebel Without A Cause (1955). ”

 

Marlon Brando Marilyn Monroe

“I bumped into Marilyn Monroe at a party. While other people drank and danced, she sat by herself in a corner almost unnoticed, playing the piano.”Marlon Brando

Photo: Milton Greene (1955)

Marlon Brando Marilyn Monroe

“Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He’s a favorite of mine.” — Marilyn Monroe

Photo: Milton Greene (1955)

 

Imagine calling these guys into a conference room for a power meeting. That’s exactly what happened in 1962 when Universal brought in Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck to discuss their upcoming film projects. Hudson’s project was A Gathering of Eagles, Grant’s was Charade, Brando’s was The Ugly American and Peck’s was To Kill a Mockingbird. The joke at the time was that every female employee working at Universal managed to schedule their break right around the time the conference ended, just to catch a glimpse of the stars leaving the room. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Imagine calling these guys into a conference room for a power meeting. That’s exactly what happened in 1962 when Universal brought in Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck to discuss their upcoming film projects. Hudson’s project was A Gathering of Eagles, Grant’s was Charade, Brando’s was The Ugly American and Peck’s was To Kill a Mockingbird. The joke at the time was that every female employee working at Universal managed to schedule their break right around the time the conference ended, just to catch a glimpse of the stars leaving the room.

 

Marlon Brando In Drag

“I am myself, and if I have to hit my head against a brick wall to remain true to myself, I will do it.”Marlon Brando.

Photographer: Mary Ellen Mark

 

“As an actor, he is a genius and even when he’s dull he’s still much better than most actors at the top of their form. But he has preserved the mentality of an adolescent. It’s a pity. When he doesn’t try and someone’s speaking to him, it’s like a blank wall: in fact, it’s even less interesting because behind a blank wall you can always suppose that there’s something interesting there.”Burt Reynolds

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