Saturday, April 3, 2010

Remembering Brando

Marlon Brando was truly one of cinema's greatest actors. So today, what would have been his 86th birthday, I've decided to pay tribute to the man who gave us so many memborable moments, both in film and in life.

At the 1973 Academy Awards, Brando refused his Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather, instead sending a Native American woman to the show to give a speech on Natives rights. I can't imagine anyone doing this today.

This scene from On the Waterfront is one of the most famous scenes ever filmed. It's iconic status is well deserved.

Brando created another iconic performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. This video shows his famous cry of "Stella!"

One of the most haunting performances in film:

Larry King had a famous interview with Brando in the 1990's, mainly due to its bizarre nature. Here's the final part of the interview in which Larry and Marlon close the show by singing a duet and share a kiss. He led a strange life.

Brando sings again - this time in Guys and Dolls.

Finally, a rare screentest:

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