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Marlon Brando

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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.

20 Years Later, Memories of Frank Sinatra in Concert

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

With each passing year, it seems more and more implausible that I actually saw the man sing in person -- that I was in the same room with him, even if 5,000 other people were there too.

Make Like Brando And Head To French Polynesia

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

Pretty soon you can make like Brando and escape reality by heading off into the French Polynesian sunset. In July, around the time of the 10th anni...

See Marlon Brando's 'Godfather' Transformation

Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Marlon Brando was 47 years old when "The Godfather" was released in March of 1972, so how was he able to turn into such a believable senior citizen to...

First Nighter: Kathryn Forbes' I Remember Mama Well Remembered

David Finkle | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

More than anything the script is presenting a woman's world. With only women on stage, he suggests that families are, possibly more often than not, women's domains. If this is what he has in mind, he realizes his intentions extremely well.

Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it...

Matthew McConaughey's 'McConaissance' Compared to De Niro, Brando

Andy Hoglund | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

This career about-face fuels the perception that McConaughey has entered a realm untouched by any thespian, ever. Recent chatter places him in the same league as cinema's titans -- Hollywood's Mount Rushmore -- individuals who helped pioneer acting as both a craft and a calling, not merely a profession.

On the Waterfront: Eva Marie Saint and Why the 1954 Best Picture Oscar Winner Is Still a Classic 60 Years Later

Govindini Murty | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of On the Waterfront, the winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 1954. In honor of this weekend's Oscars, we're taking a look at what still makes this film such a timeless classic.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary ...

A Rabbinic Take on On the Waterfront

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

On the Waterfront reminds us how important and valuable is a good mentor who has our best interest at heart and who can enable us to fulfill our latent potential.

The Many Memorable (And Forgettable) Styles Of Marlon Brando

Posted 10.02.2013 | Style

Few of our favorite leading men have -- or had -- range and charisma to rival Marlon Brando's. The actor avoided being typecast by stretching his dram...

Shirley Jones, Marlon Brando and a Happy Life

Joe Boyd | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Boyd

We did the scene. And Shirley did great. But I will never forget what she said to me after the take.

Watch Marlon Brando's Lost 'Rebel Without A Cause' Screen Test

Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

He could have been a contender a lot sooner. Reddit user ZCatcher has unearthed a screen test Marlon Brando, then 23, submitted for "Rebel Without...

Interview: Terence Stamp and Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 74, his eyes are still exceptionally blue and a little bit mischievous. He sits calmly, listens to a question about how often he is offered roles like the one he plays in Unfinished Song, and smiles.

'M*A*S*H' Star Resisted Losing Virginity To Marlon Brando

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Sally Kellerman, known for her iconic role as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan in the film version of "M*A*S*H", recently visited the Huff...

The Hollywood Reporter Rediscovers Brando -- Mad Men Returns With Eyes on the Prize

Liz Smith | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"I'm not a film fanatic. If I never saw another movie in my life, it wouldn't bother me. Acting is what I do to make money, but it's certainly not my life-style. Compared to world affairs, to peace conferences, making a movie is absolutely nothing!"

What Really Went On Behind The Scenes Of 'The Godfather'

Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty

With a husky voice, puffed out cheeks and slicked-back hair, Marlon Brando's performance as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" singlehandedly revive...

Movie Review: Quartet

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quartet is harmless, a mild blend of comedy and sentiment, heavy on the sentiment and, unfortunately, far too light on the comedy.

The Big Showdown: Citizen Kane vs. The Godfather

Mark Juddery | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Every 10 years, leading film critics around the world choose a list of top films. While the Top 10 changes, one thing has long remained unchanged: Citizen Kane is the greatest film ever. But The Godfather is doing some creeping of its own.

My Two Seconds With Marilyn

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Joan Marans Dim

My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

On Stage: 'On The Waterfront' At American Century Theater

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- It could definitely be a contender. The American Century Theater is staging its rendition of the Hollywood classic "On The Water...

Laura Rowley

Rita Moreno, Hollywood Legend, On The Power Of Persevering

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.08.2012 | Fifty

When I met Rita Moreno in her suite at the Waldorf Towers in New York, I immediately noticed three things: She looks at least 20 years younger than he...

Furniture Company Sued Over Marlon Brando Couch

Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

In this week's couch-related celebrity news, the Ashley Furniture Company has been forced to pay Marlon Brando's estate $356,000 over a piece of furni...