Celebrating 100 years of Marlon Brando

Celebrating 100 years of Marlon Brando

Immortalized as Vito Corleone in ‘The Godfather’ or as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in ‘Apocalypse Today’, Marlon Brando outlined the history of cinematography in Hollywood considered one of the best actors, and 100 years after his birth size and contradictions They still resonate with relevance.

The world lived twenty years without Brando, who died in 2004 pulmonary fibrosisbut the public continues to evoke his existence through cinematographic works thereby marking a unique interpretive style that would mark a turning point in the industry and this will be adopted by his contemporaries, according to the “EFE” note.

Actors like James DeanPaul Newman, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro They imitated his technique: “There is no one before or since like Marlon Brando. The gift was immense and flawless, like Picasso,” said his friend Jack Nicholson the day after his death.

rebel, talented, chameleon and no respectBrando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, and although he shared the same name as his father, the producer of ‘The Naked Edge’, his mother, stage actress Dorothy Julia “Dodie” Brando, was his great muse. but both were also the source of his torment.

Brando chose the path performance despite his father’s disapproval. He trained in New York and his career took off there theater.

He was a student of Stella Adler, from whom he learned the technique of the Russian director and theater pedagogue. Konstantin Stanislavski known as the “method”, which he himself would later popularize in Hollywood, and which was characterized by the intense psychological approach of the performer with his characters.

He talent Brando came to prominence in 1946 when, although he was not a famous actor, he made an impact on film critics Pauline Kael in the play ‘Truckline Cafe’. A year later, the strength of his technique in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, directed by Elia Kazan, placed him in Broadway and would warm up the engines to conquer the mecca of cinema.

His first role on the big screen was in ‘The Men’ (1950), where he played a war veteran, and in 1951 he repeated the success he achieved on Broadway in the film “A Streetcar Named Desire”with which he received his first Oscar nomination.

Two more films were enough for him to achieve his quality legend: ‘Long live Zapata!’ (1952), playing the iconic Mexican revolutionary and ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953), where he immortalized Mark Antony as imagined by Shakespeare.

He won an Oscar for his role as boxer Terry Malloy in the film ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954), and after his role in ‘Sayonara’ (1957), also nominated for Hollywood Academyafter a period of few relevant roles, he revolutionized the film industry together with Francis Ford Coppola premiere of ‘The Godfather’ (1972).

Tormented, controversial and controversial star

The role of the Sicilian mafia boss ‘The Godfather’, which immortalized his career in the annals of cinema, brought him a second Oscar which I would dismiss as to protest in front of Hollywood treatment and representation Native Americans.

After playing a mobster, he starred in the controversial film ‘The Last Tango in Paris’ (‘The Last Tango in Paris’, 1972), by Bernardo Bertolucci, in which rape so realistic, that years later the actress Maria Schneider denounced it as true because neither Brando nor the director warned her that this scene would exist in the film.

Behind Brando’s charisma and brilliance on screen was a tortured man who suffered alcoholism of his mother, whom he had to rescue from delicate scenarios, and who was the victim of an angry, violent father, who never recognized his talent.

Although he was a very reclusive actor, Brando forged fame as a womanizer. He was married three times, had eleven children and was in a relationship with movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship for years, according to his autobiography ‘Songs My Mother Taught Me’.

He was not afraid to admit that he had homosexual relations on different occasions and rumours around him figures such as James Deanor Jack Nicholson.

In the last phase of his life, the actor went through complicated moments such as the murder of his daughter’s boyfriend. Cheyennefor which her first-born son was accused, and which years later led to her daughter’s suicide, problems with excess weight and loneliness.

His last film was Frank Oz’s ‘The Score’ in which he met Robert De Niro, and three years later he died in Los Angeles. His ashes are scattered between his island in Tahiti, Tetiaroa, and the desert of Death Valley, California (USA).

Source: Panama America



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