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JON9000
07-02-2004, 12:35 PM
He was really up there amongst the Olympian actors. Olivier, Bogart, Grant, to name a few. I don't think there is anybody still living who has his resume. It is too bad he couldn't manage his finances better as he grew older. But he left soem very memorable performances. The first movie of his I ever saw was Superman.

Kidhuman
07-02-2004, 12:37 PM
RIP Marlon. NOw you can stick oranges in your mouth in the greatest garden of them all

El Chuxter
07-02-2004, 02:02 PM
Rest in peace. You were indeed a contender. :cry:

And, despite what the critics said, you were awesome in The Island of Doctor Moreau. ;)

Exhaust Port
07-02-2004, 02:28 PM
Boy, I forgot he was in Superman. I guess that would have been the first movie I saw him in as well.

STELLA!!!!

Mandalorian Candidat
07-02-2004, 06:00 PM
What a coincidence. I started reading the Godfather novel last night.

2-1B
07-03-2004, 02:15 AM
What's this about Brando refusing to be on set as Frank Oz directed The Score ? Bobby D. directed Brando's scenes because Brando refused to work for Miss Piggy ?

If so, what a jerk.

derek
07-03-2004, 06:00 PM
What's this about Brando refusing to be on set as Frank Oz directed The Score ? Bobby D. directed Brando's scenes because Brando refused to work for Miss Piggy ?

If so, what a jerk.

yea, i heard that. i'd too like to know the story on that.

from what i've heard, brando was kinda wierd like this. i've read that he refused to learn his lines and used cue cards through out his career, except for "Dr. Moreau" where he had his lines read to him via an ear piece.

JON9000
07-04-2004, 02:59 PM
yea, i heard that. i'd too like to know the story on that.

from what i've heard, brando was kinda wierd like this. i've read that he refused to learn his lines and used cue cards through out his career, except for "Dr. Moreau" where he had his lines read to him via an ear piece.

I heard that in the Superman commentary with Richard Donner. He said Brando's famous dramatic pauses weren't pauses, it was him reading his lines!

2-1B
07-04-2004, 11:01 PM
IMDb lists some interesting trivia, if it's accurate:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000008/bio

It mentions the thing about Miss Piggy as well as his absence from the set of The Score when Oz was around.

I'm not trying to dump on a guy after he died, I just recently heard that about The Score and I thought it was pretty classless. Frank Oz seems to have a good reputation as a nice guy so it's rather immature to refuse to work with him because of the Muppets.

If Brando had refused to work with Roman Polanski or Victor Salva, now that I could understand.

But FRANK OZ ? ? ? :rolleyes:

Tonysmo
07-05-2004, 06:55 AM
IMDb lists some interesting trivia, if it's accurate:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000008/bio

It mentions the thing about Miss Piggy as well as his absence from the set of The Score when Oz was around.

I'm not trying to dump on a guy after he died, I just recently heard that about The Score and I thought it was pretty classless. Frank Oz seems to have a good reputation as a nice guy so it's rather immature to refuse to work with him because of the Muppets.

If Brando had refused to work with Roman Polanski or Victor Salva, now that I could understand.

But FRANK OZ ? ? ? :rolleyes:


interesting.. heres what I found.

During the casting of The Score, director Frank Oz visited Marlon Brando's home and offered the actor $3 million to play the role of a gay master thief. Brando agreed. When he showed up on the set with day-glo make up and a full-blown lisp, however, Oz delicately explained that he was looking for a more subtle portrayal of homosexuality. Brando responded with a typical mumbled profanity and refused to work if Oz was present. "I bet you wish I was a puppet," he told the director, "so you could stick your hand up my ***** and make me do what you want!"


http://www.anecdotage.com/browse.php?category=people&who=Brando

Jayspawn
07-07-2004, 09:20 AM
Its true, on the set of "The Score" Marlon refused to be directed by Frank Oz, DiNiro directed Marlon instead -Oz watched Marlon from another room.

Indeed Brando was truely a legend. A brilliant man and I would say too talanted for himself. He could have worked more, should have made better financial and life decisions (ie: sending a girl dressed as an Indian to recieve his "Godfather" Oscar and spending 7 Million to defend his son which didnt help a bit -to name a few). I think people as talanted as Marlon Brando are their own worst enemies. However he is a legend and a contender.

Farewell Marlon!