The best role of Marlon Brando in each decade of work:
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Brando had a movie career which spanned from 1950 till 2001. Even though he came in Superman Returns, but that will not be counted. In this period he worked non stop from 1950 till 1972 and then had gaps for a couple of years and then he vanished for nearly a decade etc.
The idea is to mention his greatest performance in each decade with clips from the movies and not the famous scenes from the mentioned film, but lesser known scenes... here goes...
Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront. The most influential performance of all time. The greatest performance of all time are just some of the superlatives that have been used to describe this act. It was a culmination of the revolution that Brando unleashed on cinema screens which cemented his reputation as the greatest actor of his generation and the king of film acting.
Even kissing can be acting ...see how
Sir William Walker in Burn. Brando's personal favourite act ever. The man who is a lackey of Imperialism, he detests it, but cant stop doing it and then comes to the realisation that the puppet he helped put in power turns out to be a far better and righteous man than Brando's Walker can ever hope to be.
Myth making never sounded so glorious...
1970 - 79
Paul in Last Tango in Paris. A raw wound which just exploded on screen. the pain the anguish the agony of being a human being who is a walking talking scar. Only Brando could have conveyed that.
Beating doors and how...
Ian McKenzie in A Dry White Season. an older heavier Brando back on the screen after 9 years as a lawyer who knows there is no point in fighting for racial equality in apartheid South Africa yet goes on to fight the case and how. Grand showstopping, larger than life and yet so very real.
Carmine Sabitini in The Freshman. The Godfather Meets The Freshman for a comic masterpiece.
Brando cracking walnuts. Unfortunately there is no video on YouTube for the same. so you will have to take my word for it.
2000 - 2004
Max in The Score. Brando is the king and how. He dances circles around DeNiro and teaches him a thing or two about improvs. The only movie he appeared in the new millennium but it was a nice one. A film where cinematically his son and grandson were acting with him. There would be no DeNiro and Norton without the Fat OLD MAN, who was the original heavy weight of screen acting.
You're not smart enough to know where your dick is...
The work of Brando over the years, there are none of the iconic scenes which have become a part of our daily lives, everyone has seen them, but the videos above will give u an idea about the magic of Brando. My advice to you - go see the freshman and see how you cross your legs when he crushes the walnets.
happy new year people - here is looking to 2009, a wonderful year. Amen
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