Marlon on Marlon… the Brando tapes – Tim Lewis

Everything about Marlon Brando was big: his talent; his neuroses; his sexual appetites; and, notoriously, in his later years, his waistline. But perhaps the most outsized aspect of Brando, who died in 2004 aged 80, was the myths that swirled around him.

No actor has ever made such a visceral, game-changing entry into films as Brando did in the 1950s – and none, probably, ever will. He had studied with the renowned acting coach Stella Adler in New York, using the Stanislavsky system. Though he disliked the term “method”, his instinctive, unpredictable performances were in radical contrast to the mannered style of the time.

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