Marlon Brando. Yeah, sure, he could act. Very talented guy. But, hey, he also invented a radically innovative tuning system for conga drums. Played the congas, too. Yup. That's right
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Jul 3, 2011 -
The Greatest Interviews of the 20th Century
according to The Guardian. The interviews are with Princess Diana, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Dennis Potter, Francis Bacon, Marilyn Monroe, Sex Pistols, Malcolm X, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Thatcher and Fidel Castro. You know who else is interviewed? That's right, Nixon. Oh, and there's a Hitler interview, too. Apparently he likes tea. So do I. Funny ol' world. [via Neil Gaiman]
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Where's Marlon Brando?
Wonder no longer: he's making bad acting videos and is just as nutty as ever. Very interesting and personal Rolling Stone article about one of America's finest (and one of my favorite) actors (I'm talking On the Waterfront
and The Godfather
here, not that Dr. Moreau
crap. Also, there's a companion RealAudio piece from This American Life here
, about 3/4 through). He's still every bit the enigma he's been for the past twenty years.
posted by The Michael The
on Aug 30, 2002 -
Maunday, Toosday, Thursday, Saturday...
The special effects of the Godfather. How did they rig Santino's tollbooth demise? How did Moe Greene get shot through the lens of his glasses? Great reading for any movie or special-effects geek.
posted by GriffX
on May 22, 2002 -
People paid $2500 for this.
Marlon Brando talking about "children hacked to death with a machete;" Al Jarreau as the Tin Man; scary, scary Liza Minelli- all to tribute the man with the plastic face. Dear god, I hope at least half of this stuff ends up in the CBS version.
posted by ice_cream_motor
on Sep 9, 2001 -
The saddest, scariest part of this story is that he was just getting ready to film Scary Movie II
when he got sick. Scary Movie II
...and the Oscar for "Most Pathetic Former Genius" goes to....
posted by jpoulos
on Apr 13, 2001 -
What's the big deal?
I'm sure even if he's walking around naked from the waste down his little bits are no doubt fully entombed in his massive blubber. Then again, I'm sure dealing with his ass isn't too pleasant.
posted by Nyarlathotep
on Jul 25, 2000 -