History Creator / MarlonBrando

9th Sep '16 6:38:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BillingDisplacement: Brando was given top billing in both ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Film/{{Superman}}'' despite having comparatively small roles in both (less than 10 minutes in the former, in fact).



* CrossDressingVoices: Voiced Mrs. Sour in the unreleased animated film ''Big Bug Man''.
* DoingItForTheArt: Claimed he only made films to fund a sadly never made project about Native Americans. His own approach to acting was driven by this, tending to believe it wasn't serious enough or didn't make a difference, which apparently drove his bad behaviour, especially on the MoneyDearBoy films. On a film like ''Last Tango in Paris'' or ''The Godfather'', he was a committed professional and beloved of his cast and crew. Apparently it was driven by his NobleDemon instinct more than anything.
** Also, he refused to do sequels. This was the reason why he turned down reprising Vito Corleone in the sequel to ''Film/TheGodfather'', even a cameo that Coppola tried to interest him which he backed down on [[AuthorExistenceFailure the last moment]].



* FollowTheLeader: Brando, along with Creator/JamesDean and director Elia Kazan, redefined what it meant to be an actor and started to create the template of what made film acting so much different than theater acting. Instead of presenting your role to the back seats and speaking with perfect diction at least half of your performance was in your physical stance and a quarter of it is the tone you give the lines. Kazan created the Actors Studio and Brando was sort of the figurehead, even though he is sometimes teased for his unique quirks most actors today without realizing it emulate the techniques Brando pioneered, a fact noted and perhaps lamented by Creator/ClintEastwood amongst many others.
** However it's important to point out that Brando admired traditional actors like Creator/LaurenceOlivier and worked with the likes of John Gielgud on the film adaptation of ''Julius Caesar'', working hard to pull off the Shakespearean diction. He had a strong grounding in stagecraft and was a student of acting teacher [[TheMentor Stella Adler]] (who later taught Creator/RobertDeNiro), which is what allowed him to explore the Method so well.



* MoneyDearBoy: Most of his movies from the mid-70s on. He demanded, and got, $3.7 million up front and 12% of the box office for ''Film/{{Superman}}''. He also demanded to work no more than a week and a half and had cue cards on set so he wouldn't have to memorize his lines. And he was ''worth every penny.''



* OneBookAuthor: His directorial debut ''One-Eyed Jacks'' which resulted in ExecutiveMeddling and is regarded by some critics as evidence that [[HeReallyCanAct He Really Can Direct]]. His bad experience on it, put him off directing for good though he planned further films.
* OneOfUs: A big fan of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''. Creator/JohnnyDepp once told Creator/MikeJudge that while filming ''Film/DonJuanDeMarco'', Brando would talk to him incessantly about the show and quote his favorite lines.



* WagTheDirector: After his dual roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' in 1972, Brando became a real challenge for any director, constantly improvising and arguing on set. On of the more infamous cases was ''One Eyed Jacks'', where his gerrymandering of the script lead to Creator/StanleyKubrick being fired as director and Brando taking his place.
** Apparently Brando did this so much on the set of ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' that director Lewis Milestone gave up and left Brando to his own devices during filming.
** In ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' - in which [[CreatorBreakdown his mood was made worse after hearing about the suicide of his daughter]] - he clashed with both directors and fellow troublemaker Creator/ValKilmer. In a scene he wears an ice bucket on his head because people were too afraid to ask him to remove it.
** In his final theatrical film ''Film/TheScore'', he could not get along at all with Frank Oz and constantly referred to him as "[[Franchise/TheMuppets Miss Piggy]]".
21st Aug '16 1:17:06 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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21st Aug '16 1:17:00 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Stayed in touch with Eli Wallach (who was a NiceGuy by comparison) for about thirty years, even after they did an improvisational scene together where he hurled Wallach across the room, elevating a stage fight into a brawl.
18th Aug '16 9:30:33 AM monkeyjb1988
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** ''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.
15th Aug '16 9:13:58 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/OneEyedJacks'' (1961) -- also his sole film as a director
27th Jul '16 2:39:56 AM coralina33
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8th Jun '16 7:42:10 AM Aquila89
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'', was nominated for ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', ''Viva Zapata!'', ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' and ''A Dry White Season'' (as a supporting actor). Funnily enough he went up against Creator/HumphreyBogart for the Academy Award twice, losing the first time (Bogart won for ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' vs. Brando's ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'') and winning the second time (Brando won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' vs. Bogart's ''Film/TheCaineMutiny''). He rejected his second Oscar to protest Hollywood's depiction of the Native Americans.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'', was nominated for ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', ''Viva Zapata!'', ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'', ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' and ''A Dry White Season'' (as a supporting actor). Funnily enough he went up against Creator/HumphreyBogart for the Academy Award twice, losing the first time (Bogart won for ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' vs. Brando's ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'') and winning the second time (Brando won for ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' vs. Bogart's ''Film/TheCaineMutiny''). He's the only actor to receive four consecutive Best Actor nominations. He rejected his second Oscar to protest Hollywood's depiction of the Native Americans.
18th Apr '16 10:36:15 PM MasoTey
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Impressions of him, in the form of a MumblingBrando, are a StockParody.
10th Apr '16 4:25:33 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Unarguably one of the most recognizable voices in film history. You'd know it even if you have never seen his work.
30th Mar '16 2:38:49 PM Mdumas43073
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Marlon Brando (1924-2004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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Marlon Brando (1924-2004) (19242004) was a legendary American method actor who broke out in the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], appearing in two Elia Kazan films, ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' and ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'', as well as less arty projects such as ''Film/TheWildOne'' and the screen adaptation of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. He later created and forever owned the role of Don Vito Corleone in ''Film/TheGodfather'', as well as performed notable cameo roles in several high-profile films, including Jor-El in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and Kurtz in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
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