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Marlon Brando

mercredi 21 juillet 2010 , Posted by cinema stars at 11:50


Born April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. Marlon Brando Jr. was the son of actress Dorothy Pannebaker. Marlon comes from a family with typical American ancestries Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and ... French (the name was spelled originally Brandeau. A boy (Marlon) and two daughters (Jocelyn and Frances), born of a father representative chemicals and mother passionate about the arts. Dorothy is a pretty woman liberal ideas who paints, sculpts and above is part of the municipal theater. Undoubtedly, it will have a great influence on this son of the gifts and the complex nature occur very early. Joined the Military Academy in Faribault Minnesota, he was fired after a few months and comes home announcing that he will take orders!

He did take a few months to get his parents, who had previously denied, permission to join her sisters in New York. Brando, Jocelyn and Frances live happily with friends bohemians. In summer 1943, one who has never completed any learning, meeting the theater. And he will dedicate it with passion.

Two characters will exert a decisive influence on him: Stanislavsky, considered the father of the modern actor and Stella Adler, who he met in a drama workshop where she teaches. With the latter, is mutual love at first sight, as deep as platonic: it guesses the extraordinary potential of this neurotic beautiful as a god.

Marlon was fascinated by a creative process that led him to work through introspection to bring forth an emotion all the more true as it comes from memory the most hidden, most painful memories. Brando never forget a discipline that aligns its sensitivity to its natural masochism. During this period, Marlon works with passion, or better with perseverance. He learns, through careful observation, concentration carried to the obsession, to dismiss the free effects, unnecessary moves, to be totally possessed by his character. His natural instinct is such that it comes in a few weeks to master his technique. A man then enters her life, which will blow his prodigious gifts. "Articulates, Marlon," cried the director of the back of the room. If this thing loses money, I will at least hear why!

" Thus begins, in 1946, during rehearsals of Truckline Cafe, relations with the young actor who leads from the front in an acting career and director, theater and film: Elia Kazan. Immediately after this film, it connects several small roles in "Candida," Angigone "and" Flag is Born ". It becomes a reliable film. He proposes to interpret the play by Jean Cocteau, "The Eagle Has Two Heads" with Tallulah Bankhead. The first rehearsal was a disaster according to some, Brando multiplied during the monologue antics of his partner, and especially his death turned into a protracted agony that was crying in laughter. Legend or reality? But the conclusion was not long in coming: the actor was replaced the next day. He does not regret. "The Eagle Has Two Heads" was a flop. In 1950,

it runs under the direction of Elia Kazan, the film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire". Marking a clear break with Anglo-Saxon, this film is a blaze improper mixing, hyperreal in a social context, neuroses and sex drive. The choice of Brando for that role is a real stroke of genius: he becomes a star.

As written by Truman Capote, then it is "the ideal image of American youth - dark blond hair, blue-gray eyes, dark complexion, athletic approach: map of the United States is etched on his face". After the play "Hamlet" by Tennessee Williams, he connects with a timeless film that will make jeans and leather jackets: "The Wild One. In this film, he expresses the revolt of a generation by becoming Johnny, a biker rebel.

From there, everything goes so quickly, and in 1954 he won an Oscar for "On the Waterfront". It is then the undisputed star of Hollywood, and turns in every register of the musical (Guys and Dolls), the tragedies (Julius Caesar), the war film (The dance of the damned) or to sea adventures ( Mutiny on the Bounty), Brando shines. Yet Brando got tired and retired middle gradually, he chooses his films with special care. Each occurrence is equivalent to a success: "Apocalypse Now" "The Godfather" (for which he won an Oscar in 1972), "Last Tango in Paris" ...

But the disappointments of his son, who invests in the defense of the Indians and led a lifestyle excessive, forced him to run for the money, and not always in financial success: "Started in the Mafia" Don Juan De Marco "... "The Brave" allowed her to play McCarthy, the angel of Death alongside Johnny Depp, and are not, according to him, a financial issue, but a favorite.

Marlon Brando is a legend unto itself, the producers snapped up with millions of dollars - but who can also work for your eyes if it takes him. An inspiration to many actors and directors. An actor of genius who has made a living gallery of portraits impressive: Stanley Kowalski, Terry Malloy, Fletcher Christian, Mario Puzo ... These characters are unique and Marlon Brando.


"The Men" (1950)
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)
"Viva Zapata! (1952)
"Julius Caesar" (1953)
"On the Waterfront" (1954)
"The Wild One" (1954)
"Desiree" (1954)
"Guys and Dolls" (1955)
"The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956)
"Sayonara" (1957)
"The Young Lions" (1958)
"The Fugitive Kind" (1960)
"One-Eyed Jacks" (1961)
"Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962)
"The Ugly American" (1963)
"Bedtime Story" (1964)
"Morituri" (1965)
"The Chase" (1966)
"The Appaloosa" (1966)
"The Countess from Hong Kong" (1967)
"Reflections in a Golden Eye" (1967)
"Candy" (1968)
"The Night of the Following Day" (1969
Burn!" (1969)
"The Nightcomers" (1971)
"The Godfather" (1972)
"Last Tango in Paris" (1973)
"The Missouri Breaks" (1976)
"Superman" (1978)
"Raoni" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"The Formula" (1980)
"A Dry White Season" (1989)
"The Freshman" (1990)
"Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (1992)
"Don Juan DeMarco" (1995)
"The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1996)
"The Brave" (1997)
"Free Money" (1998)
"The Score" (2001)

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