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Marlon Brando

A Weekend at the Waldorf

Yara Zgheib | Posted 09.18.2015 | New York
Yara Zgheib

He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.

They're Listening, Marlon: Stevan Riley's New Brando Documentary Haunts and Inspires

Saladin Ambar | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Saladin Ambar

Stevan Riley's "Listen to Me, Marlon," like its subject, is a bit unwieldy, cerebral, and at times pock-marked by bouts of profound sadness. And yet, it is difficult to take your eyes off of.

Marlon Brando's 'Apocalypse Now' Clashes Haunt His Legacy In 'Listen To Me Marlon'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola had one of the rockiest on-set relationships documented in the annals of Hollywood gossip. Their feuds while f...

Marlon Brando's Least Favorite Brando Film

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

"Listen To Me Marlon" director Stevan Riley talks with HuffPost Live about Brando's favorite and least favorite of his own films....

Marlon Brando Speaks for Himself: Listen to Me Marlon Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.

The Lesson Robin Williams Taught Marlon Brando About Acting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

Marlon Brando is a bonafide Hollywood legend, but for years his legacy has been shaped by others who revel in the mystique of Brando as a la...

The Myth Of Marlon Brando Forms The Centerpiece Of 'Listen To Me Marlon'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

The year of late-celebrity documentaries continues, with Marlon Brando joining the ranks of Kurt Cobain, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse and Chris Fa...

'Listen to Me Marlon' Reveals Our Greatest Actor In His Own Words

John Turturro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
John Turturro

There is only one Marlon Brando. No actor, despite the countless who have been compared to him, has had the masculinity and femininity, the gentleness, the sudden violence, the surprise, the gracefulness, the sexuality and the innate poetry that made up this complicated soul.

Movie Review: Best of Enemies, Listen to Me Marlon -- Tasty Slices of History

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Half the struggle in documentary filmmaking is finding the right material. The other half is figuring out what to do with it.  Two new documentar...

The Contender

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


My Moment With Brando

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

It was one of those "frozen-slowed-car-crash-uh-oh" kind of moments... I passed within a foot or two of him, not wanting to make a big deal out of it, trying to respect his privacy, but all the same probably staring at him all the while.

The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

Alex Simon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate byproducts. So, here are 10 examples of stress in on-screen and its most masterful portraits.

Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

Remembering Sidney Lumet

Alex Simon | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lumet was the first director I interviewed whose one-sheet posters hung on my wall as a kid. He was an idol, an icon and an inspiration.

Wild One

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


RIP Albert Maysles, Pioneer Documentarian Dead at 88

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a boom time for Albert Maysles: his iconic Grey Gardens (1975) in a restored print is screening at Film Forum, and available from Criterion. A new documentary, Iris, about style legend Iris Apfel, a hit at the 2014 New York Film Festival will be released in late April.

Mindful Speech (or What You Can Learn About Buddhism from the Mafia)

Ira Israel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."

Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.

Live from Sundance: Monday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah is a post -apocalyptic love triangle that is haunting and lovely -- a distinct change of pace from Zobel's last film, the chillingly neon-lit Compliance.

Tailored Football Fans

Rob Taub | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

All of my football friends were out of town this weekend, and I can't stand to watch a game alone, so I decided to invite my tailors -- Wang, Patel and Rabinowitz -- over to watch some NFL action on Sunday.

Remembering Patrick Swayze

Alex Simon | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

A friend mentioned that September 14 marked five years since actor/dancer Patrick Swayze died, after a very public battle with cancer. After logging over 500 interviews during a fifteen year period, I can say without reservation that Patrick Swayze was the nicest person I ever sat down with.

Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

Sal Cataldi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. When it comes to under-the-covers jams, there's one disc that resonates in my core. It's Gato Barbieri's alternately lush and animal-depraved soundtrack for the great Bernardo Bertolucci flick, "Last Tango in Paris."

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

Marlon Brando Dressed As A Woman To Prepare For His Last Role

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marlon Brando is a Hollywood legend, but he developed a reputation later in life for being lazy and unprepared during film shoots. Susan L. Mizruchi, ...

Brando v. Coppola: Debunking the Myth of Apocalypse Now

Susan L. Mizruchi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Susan L. Mizruchi

Marlon Brando died on July 1, 2004. Now in the aftermath of the tenth anniversary of his death, it is time to acknowledge what has been overlooked: that our foremost American actor had a mind.