Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the spring of 2002, Brando hosted and produced a video on how to act in film. The video takes place in front of an audience of Brando's friends and other curious celebrities.What is the title of this video project?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
Lying For A Living. Brando reportedly appears in front of his audience and students dressed as a woman.
Psychiatrist. Brando plays Dr. Jack Mickler, a psychiatrist whose patient believes he is the legendary Don Juan DeMarco, the world's greatest lover.
|During the filming of 'Apocalypse Now', what actor did Brando detest so much that he refused to shoot any of his scenes with him?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
Dennis Hopper. Hopper was stoned throughout the entire filming. Hopper, like Brando, had a reputation as being "difficult" on film sets.
|How much money in total did Brando make for his 15 minutes of screen time in playing Jor-el, Superman's father in 'Superman'?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
16 million. After his basic salary and percentage of the gross box office, the 16 million dollars he made set an industry record.
No. Frances Ford Coppola said, that Brando shoved cotton in his cheeks for screen and make-up tests, to give him the appearance of a bulldog. However, in the film, Brando's cheeks were fitted with dental plumpers created by make-up artist Dick Smith.
|Brando's performance of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" remains one of the most vivid and memorable screen portrayals in movie history. What noted real life gangster did Brando say he partly based his performance on?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
Frank Costello. Brando has said the "hoarseness" with the don's voice came from listening to F.B.I. taped conversations of Frank Costello, who has a slow raspiness in his voice.
0. Brando's acting career hit a long dry spell in this decade. After his big budget debacle of "Mutiny On The Bounty", producers and directors were relunctant to cast him due to the many problems and "shenanigans" he caused on the set making that film.
One-Eyed Jacks. Brando took over directing duties after Stanley Kubrick dropped out over creative differences.
|The backseat cab ride scene with Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" is one of the greatest scenes ever filmed between two actors. What is unusual or odd about this scene when you really look at it?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
The cab has no rear window. Amazing that nobody seems to have mentioned this before.
|Brando won the Oscar for his "riveting" and complex role as Stanley Kowalski in the film "A Streetcar Named Desire"?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
No. The film won Oscars for Vivian Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden, but somehow, Brando was singled out as the non-winner of the bunch. Even though it was his performance that is remembered and still inspires awe decades later.
|Brando made his film debut in 'The Men'. He played an e- soldier who is confined to a wheel chair. Was he nominated for an Academy
Award?||The Legend Of Marlon Brando
No. Brando received wide acclaim for his role as a parapalegic. But the Oscar nominations would come a bit later.
Bud. Brando was given the nickname by his parents as a toddler.
Wally Cox. Cox died in 1973, Brando has said; "There is not a day that passes by that I don't miss and love that man".
Stella Adler. Athough Brando's biography states that he briefly studied with Erwin Piscator, Brando was unmoved, and says that everything he knew about acting was learned through Adler.
July 1st. 2004. The end of a legend at the age of 80.
Songs My Mother Taught Me. Published in 1994, no gossip, just insight into the man himself.
|Which of his film performances did he personally rate as his best?||Marlon Brando
Sir William Walker in 'Burn!'. Brando says in his autobiography:- '" I think I did the best acting I've ever done in that picture."'
|Who represented Brando at the Oscars on 27th March 1973? ||Marlon Brando
Sasheen Little Feather. She made this statement :- '"To his great regret Marlon Brando feels he is unable to accept his award. The reasons lie in the treatment of the Indian in TV and movies in this country and in the recent events at Wounded Knee."'
It was his second Oscar, for his role in 'The Godfather'.
One-Eyed Jacks. After Brando and Kubrick disagreed, Brando took over the director's chair. The first cut of the film ran for just over five hours and, at Paramounts insistence, it was pared down to 2hrs 20 min. It was also the first film under the banner of Pennebaker Productions, his production company.
|In 1955 Brando set up his own production company. What name did he give the Company?||Marlon Brando
Pennebaker Productions. Pennebakers is his mother's maiden name. H-H-L was Burt Lancaster's company, and Bryna belonged to Kirk Douglas.
|In 1944, Brando attended The Dramatic Workshop in N.Y. His acting debut at the Workshop was in 'Hannele' by Gerhart Hauptmann. Which role did he play? ||Marlon Brando
Jesus. His tutor at The Dramatic Workshop, was Stella Adler, who had trained under Konstantin Stanislavsky, in Moscow. The 'method' requires the actor to delve into their own personal experience. Brando was always explicit in distancing himself from Lee Strasburg , who later popularized the 'method'.
|Brando attended Shattuck Military Academy in Fairbult, Minn. For what reason was he expelled?||Marlon Brando
Insubordination. Brando had been sent there as a boarder and was expelled in 1943.
April 3rd. 1924. The last of three children to Dorothy Pennebaker Brando and Marlon Brando Snr. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska.