History Creator / MarlonBrando

12th Jul '17 2:08:15 AM bombadil211
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* BrilliantButLazy: Creator/AlPacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had cue cards on set or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).

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* BrilliantButLazy: Creator/AlPacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1043832/images/o-MARLON-BRANDO-GODFATHER-CUE-CARDS-facebook.jpg cue cards on set set]] or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).
12th Jul '17 2:06:53 AM bombadil211
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** Case in point: ''Superman''. He was only there for the money, read his lines off cue cards (refusing to learn them) and had a fairly small role. And it is one of the best performances in the film. Moreover, he was the one who suggested that Superman's logo be the family sigil, which eventually became part of the Superman mythos.

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** Case in point: ''Superman''. He was only there for the money, read his lines off cue cards and baby Kal-El's nappy (refusing to learn them) and had a fairly small role. And it is one of the best performances in the film. Moreover, he was the one who suggested that Superman's logo be the family sigil, which eventually became part of the Superman mythos.
16th Jun '17 10:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Creator/AlPacino vs Creator/RobertDeNiro fight. Music/TheBeastieBoys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of Music/TheBackstreetBoys giant robot in the main event fight.

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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Creator/AlPacino vs Creator/RobertDeNiro fight. Music/TheBeastieBoys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of Music/TheBackstreetBoys the Music/BackstreetBoys giant robot in the main event fight.
5th Jun '17 7:03:54 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* Victim of a TakeThat in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Hooray for North Hollywood!"
-->"Brando's mad, says screenplay's bad!/Means someone else was offered the role!"
20th Feb '17 9:22:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OneBookAuthor: ''One Eyed Jacks'' was his only film as director.

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* OneBookAuthor: ''One Eyed Jacks'' was his only film His directorial debut ''Film/OneEyedJacks'' which resulted in ExecutiveMeddling and is regarded by some critics as director.evidence that [[HeReallyCanAct He Really Can Direct]]. His bad experience on it, put him off directing for good though he planned further films.
20th Feb '17 9:21:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BrilliantButLazy: Al Pacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had cue cards on set or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).
** Elia Kazan admitted that this was Brando's style. Give him a part and attract his curiosity and tell him what you want from the scene. He would then go in a corner and come up with [[TakeAThirdOption something unique and brilliant]], and better than the original idea. Some directors accepted this, others who preferred total obedience to their directions had problems accepting this and this created conflict on some of his later films.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Al Pacino Creator/AlPacino said that he would work his ass off in acting only to come short of what Brando could do in his sleep. The man was also famous for refusing to memorize lines and often had cue cards on set or just improvised. Bear in mind that Brando started in theatre so he knew perfectly well how to memorize lines. He used cue-cards on set not out of laziness so much as to provide a more spontaneous performance (which considering that movies were shot out of order helped make every scene fresh).
** Elia Kazan Creator/EliaKazan admitted that this was Brando's style. Give him a part and attract his curiosity and tell him what you want from the scene. He would then go in a corner and come up with [[TakeAThirdOption something unique and brilliant]], and better than the original idea. Some directors accepted this, others who preferred total obedience to their directions had problems accepting this and this created conflict on some of his later films.



* OlderThanTheyLook: For much of his life. Much makeup had to be applied to him in ''The Godfather'' though he was only six years younger than Vito Corleone, ann ''Superman'', he certainly doesn't look like he's nearly thirty years older than Christopher Reeve. ''Superman'' is justified, though: his character died when Christopher Reeve's character was (and played by) a baby. What we see with Christopher Reeve's version is a simulation.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: For much of his life. Much makeup had to be applied to him in ''The Godfather'' though he was only six years younger than Vito Corleone, ann Corleone. In ''Superman'', he certainly doesn't look like he's nearly thirty years older than Christopher Reeve.Creator/ChristopherReeve. ''Superman'' is justified, though: his character died when Christopher Reeve's character was (and played by) a baby. What we see with Christopher Reeve's version is a simulation.simulation.
* OneBookAuthor: ''One Eyed Jacks'' was his only film as director.



* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro fight. The Beastie Boys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of the Backstreet Boys giant robot in the main event fight.

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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Al Pacino Creator/AlPacino vs Robert De Niro Creator/RobertDeNiro fight. The Beastie Boys Music/TheBeastieBoys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of the Backstreet Boys Music/TheBackstreetBoys giant robot in the main event fight.
7th Jan '17 9:45:08 PM Pamina
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* OlderThanTheyLook: For much of his life. Much makeup had to be applied to him in ''The Godfather'' though he was only six years younger than Vito Corleone. In ''Superman'', he certainly doesn't look like he's nearly thirty years older than Christopher Reeve.
** ''Superman'' is justified: his character died when Christopher Reeve's character was (and played by) a baby. What we see with Christopher Reeve's version is a simulation.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: For much of his life. Much makeup had to be applied to him in ''The Godfather'' though he was only six years younger than Vito Corleone. In Corleone, ann ''Superman'', he certainly doesn't look like he's nearly thirty years older than Christopher Reeve.
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Reeve. ''Superman'' is justified: justified, though: his character died when Christopher Reeve's character was (and played by) a baby. What we see with Christopher Reeve's version is a simulation.
31st Dec '16 2:22:07 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' (1962)

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* ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' (1962)
15th Oct '16 10:59:12 AM erforce
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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro fight. The Beastie Boys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of the Backstreet Boys giant robot in the main event fight.
* Frequently parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', targeting his late career obesity and paycheck roles. Among other appearances, Brando stars in a musical version of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' (called ''Apocalypse Wow!''), portrays Mr. French in a ''Series/FamilyAffair'' remake as [[TheGodfather Vito Corleone]] and complains about having to lose weight to play BarneyTheDinosaur.

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* Appeared as a guest referee in an episode of ''CelebrityDeathmatch'', ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', for the Al Pacino vs Robert De Niro fight. The Beastie Boys eventually use him to plug the exhaust of the Backstreet Boys giant robot in the main event fight.
* Frequently parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', targeting his late career obesity and paycheck roles. Among other appearances, Brando stars in a musical version of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' (called ''Apocalypse Wow!''), portrays Mr. French in a ''Series/FamilyAffair'' remake as [[TheGodfather [[Film/TheGodfather Vito Corleone]] and complains about having to lose weight to play BarneyTheDinosaur.
12th Oct '16 3:43:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* DracoInLeatherPants: [[invoked]] Regretted that a couple of his bad boy roles got this treatment.
** Stanley in AStreetCarNamedDesire especially -- Brando loathed the character as an abusive rapist, and was horrified that some audiences romanticized him.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: [[invoked]] Regretted that a couple of his bad boy roles got this treatment.
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treatment. Stanley in AStreetCarNamedDesire ''Film/AStreetCarNamedDesire'' especially -- Brando loathed the character as an abusive rapist, and was horrified that some audiences romanticized him.
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