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The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Edward R. Murrow Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive footage)
Janet Aemisegger Janet Aemisegger ... Herself
Betty Gossell Betty Gossell ... Herself
Ruth Buehrer Ruth Buehrer ... Herself
Ed Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage)
Carmelita Pope Carmelita Pope ... Herself
Ellen Adler Ellen Adler ... Herself
Jane Fonda ... Herself
George Englund ... Himself
Richard Loving Richard Loving ... Himself
Frank Underbrink Frank Underbrink ... Himself
John Turturro ... Himself
Jinx Falkenburg ... Herself (archive sound)
Al Pacino ... Himself
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A sprawling two-hour forty-five minute documentary about screen legend Marlon Brando, features never-before-seen footage and a series of original, in-depth interviews from a wide variety of Hollywood figures and family members. Included are classic film clips from many of his films including "A Streetcar Named Desire (1951);" "Viva Zapata!" (1952); "Julius Caesar" (1953); "The Wild One" (1953); "On the Waterfront" (1954); "Guys and Dolls" (1955); "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956); "Sayonara" (1957); "The Young Lions" (1958); "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962); "The Chase" (1966); "Reflections in a Golden Eye" (1967); "The Godfather" (1972); "Last Tango in Paris" (1973); "The Missouri Breaks" (1976); "Superman" (1978); "Apocalypse Now" (1979); "A Dry White Season" (1989); "The Freshman" (1990) and "Don Juan Demarco" (1995). Among the many peers, family members and friends making appearances include Ellen Adler, Ed Begley, Andrew Bergman, Bernardo Bertolucci, James Caan, Johnny Depp, ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Брандо See more »

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Stereo

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Color | Black and White (archive footage) (some featured excerpts)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Features The Godfather (1972) See more »

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St. Thomas
Written by Sonny Rollins
Performed by Sonny Rollins
Courtesy of Concord Records
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This is an extraordinary and comprehensive view of the great man's life.
19 August 2007 | by majeda_7See all my reviews

"Brando" gives us knowledge of this enigmatic acting giant. It shows aspects of his life that most people are unaware of. I like the way it gives facts from people who knew him through work and/or friendship. It neither sugarcoats nor demonizes him. The film clips from his beginning to his end are amazing. What impressed me the most was that it didn't attempt to psychoanalyze him as some biographies do. It leaves the viewer with things to talk about and think about. Most of all, it makes you want to read, watch and learn more about this fascinating character. The film is almost three hours, yet it seemed to whiz by. I watched it a second time and even enjoyed it more!. There's a tremendous amount of information to absorb. Watch it and then see some of his great films you might have missed.


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