5 Biographical Movies |
31 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
4 Interviews |
83 Articles |
18 Pictorials |
18 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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You can say something in a certain spirit, with a smile, but when it appears in print, there's no smile.
When cast as Col. Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola
's Apocalypse Now
(1979), Brando had promised to lose weight for the role, as well as read Joseph Conrad
's novel "Heart of Darkness", on which Coppola's script was based. Coppola had envisioned Kurtz as a lean and hungry warrior; the character of Kurtz in the Conrad novellas was a wraith and weighed barely more than a child despite his great stature,...
Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One, On the Waterfront) and later powerful criminals (The Godfather, The Formula, The Freshman, The Score).